Friday night I went to Truckeroo with a few friends. Now, many of you may be asking, “what the heck is trukeroo?” (don’t worry, this was my exact reaction when my friend Brooke asked if I wanted to go). Basically, once a month in the summer a bunch of food trucks gather in the Bullpen and the National’s Stadium and sell their delicious food from 11 AM to 11 PM, there’s also live music and drinks available. After I learned what it was I couldn’t say no (if you’re in the DC area you should ABSOLUTELY go to the next one, it’s August 16th and I plan on being there too!) so I invited my friends Nick, and Kerry to join us too!
We took the metro to the stadium and were greeted with a ton of people, live music, and smells from TONS of food trucks. Our plan of attack was to make a loop and see what our options were. After seeing what was available we decided to try DC Empanadas.
Everything on the menu sounded sooooo good!
Nick and I got the fish tacos. I originally wanted to get an empanada because, afterall, it was an empanada truck, but he fish tacos sounded so delicious and it’s really hard for me to turn down a good taco. I’m so glad I got the taco because it was hands down the best fish taco I’ve ever had. The chipotle remolade and avocado lime crema on top were delicious!
Brooke got the Ropanada, which is a shredded beef taco with rice in a tomato sauce.
Kerry decided on the Tio Asher, a vegetarian empanada made with tofu, black beans, corn, cilantro, chipotle peppers and green onions.
The food was so hot we decided we needed drinks, so Kerry and I headed to the daiquiri stand.
I got a passion fruit daiquiri, it was absolutely perfect for cooling me off in the crazy DC heat and humidity.
For our second course we headed to the Tapas Truck.
Most of their items were served with garlic fries, which was a big plus for me! Kerry and I decided to share the Shrimp Pil-Pil, which was fried shrimp over garlic fries with sweet chili sauce (the sauce was probably my favorite part, it was the perfect combination of tangy, sweet, and spicy).
Nick ordered the Pork Slider Andaluz.
And Brooke went with the Rabas – calamari served over garlic fries with spicy chili sauce. I absolutely loved how they served them in the newspaper cones.
After those courses we were all pretty full but we decided we HAD to have dessert! Brooke and I headed to Carmen’s Italian Ice & Cafe.
As usual I was indecisive and couldn’t decide between custard and ice, luckily Carmen’s has gelatis that combine the two! I ordered the mokaccino custard with piña colada ice and it was absolutely fantastic!
Brooke got the mokaccino custard topped with chocolate chips.
Nick decided to go to Pleasant Pops.
They had a bunch of interesting flavors, he decided to try the cookies and cream pop, he said it was delicious.
After we got our desserts we decided for sit at the picnic tables with some drinks and listen to the live music.
It was a great night and I would definitely recommend you check out the next truckeroo if you’re in the DC area!