Never read Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities?
You must've gone to a DC public school Don't worry, this event on Saturday is way better, as it pits The District's mighty food truck fleet against that of Baltimore's, and has beer, so it's pretty much only that "best of times" part. Sure you've got to get up to Baltimore, but that's a small price to pay to pwn Baltimore, as you watch judges inevitably award DC the "Mayor's Cup" for the city with the best stuff. To prepare for the overload that will be 40 mobile kitchens at the Westport Waterfront, enjoy this little primer comparing the DC trucks you know and love to their bizarro, Baltimorean counterparts:
Carnivore BBQ vs South Carolina BBQ: Like Carnivore's brisket and pulled pork? Then you'll
love also-like-but-not-vote-for SC's award-winning ribs, slow-smoked until moist & tender, and served four to a plate.
Big Cheese vs GrrChe: While Big brings the tasty with Cowgirl Creamery, you've got to admit that this Charm City Grr truck actually sounds pretty sweet, what with their cheddar/ bacon/ tomato/ Texas toast "BCT" and Maine lobster/ Monterey Jack "Lobster Grill", or what Redman nicknamed his mouth.
Sweetz Mobile vs Icedgems: Who will take the cake in this dessert battle? You, specifically of the dairy kind, with Sweetz's 4" individual cheesecakes like the Turtle Sundae & Cookies 'n Cream. The Baltimore truck, meanwhile, has got Caribbean coconut cupcakes topped with "lime charged" buttercream.
Fojol Bros vs Souper Freak: DC's "traveling culinary Carnival" doesn't have a clear competitor cuisine-wise, but this liquid-weird truck is at least approaching their zaniness, serving chilled watermelon gazpacho and rocking the motto "soupier freaks fighting for flavor wherever there is blah-dom!", so they at least have the worst of lines covered.