Should Food Trucks Come to K Street Regularly?
The TaKorean food truck parked on K Street Tuesday to serve employees of GMMB.
The TaKorean food truck that was parked on K Street Tuesday during lunch gave one local business owner hope that the culinary trend might finally be coming to Georgetown.
TaKorean serves Korean BBQ tacos from a traveling food truck. According to their website, "We serve a delicious combination of Korean flavors with a Mexican twist all made from scratch."
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But tweets sent by the food truck and several people waiting in line revealed that that truck's appearance was anything but impromptu. TaKorean was serving a private event for employees of communications and political firm GMMB, which has offices at the Washington Harbour.
Food trucks can be spotted in Georgetown on occasion, like at the farmers market or concerts in the park or on the Georgetown campus, but it is rare that they make the trip as part of a normal daily route to serve lunch to office workers.
Bonnie Flippin, the president of Capitol Shine, wants food trucks to come to Georgetown every day, not just for special occasions or private events.
"I was surprised to see the food truck on K Street and then realized how nice it would be for businesses in Georgetown to have a food truck option...especially for those of us on K Street that have less options than on M Street," wrote Flippin in an email to Patch.
During past conversations about food trucks in the neighborhood, Georgetown leaders have worried about the impact the trend might have both on residential streets and brick and mortar establishments.
Bill Starrels, the Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner for the area where the food truck parked Tuesday, raised concerns at a February Advisory Neighborhood Commission meeting about trash, rodents and negative impacts on the new waterfront park.
The former head of the Business Improvement District, Jim Bracco, at the same February meeting said about food truck regulations, "Our first reaction is to protect our brick and mortar establishments. Despite the novelty of the trucks...our initial reaction is to say, 'no.'"
Flippin acknowledged that not everyone might be so eager for the trend to arrive in Georgetown. "Not sure M Street restaurants would be too happy about that," wrote Flippin, adding, "But man, we need some more quick dining options on K Street!"
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