Each year between April and September, DC has their Truckeroo Food Truck Festival near the Nationals Ball Park at the Fairgrounds once a month. This year, the festival went so well, another date was announced for October. The atmosphere is always very cool with a live band playing in the background while you can experience and enjoy fare from Korea to the Deep South. If you enjoy libations, there are also Daiquiri trucks as well as stands that offer mixed drinks and beer.
If you know me well, you know I have never met a potato that I will turn down. They can be mashed, baked, fried and even shredded. A few months ago while watching Cut Throat Kitchen, I discovered poutine. It is described as a Canadian delicacy that is a dish of French fries covered with gravy and white cheddar cheese curds. Totally up my alley! After hearing about poutine, I googled it to see where it is offered in the DC area. Many Irish pubs offer it, but when I heard there is a food truck that offers it, I had to have it.
The Urban Poutine truck travels around the DC region and is usually in Virginia. I have seen their truck at Truckeroo in the past, but the lines were extra-long and I didn’t want to wait. However, because it was a crispy October evening, not too many people were enjoying the festivities. I walked right up and ordered the Red Wine Braised Short Rib poutine. After 5 minutes, my dish was in front of me.
The flavor is marvelous. I was concerned that it would be too salty between the cheese curds, short rib and beef gravy. However, each component worked perfectly together. If I ordered the dish again, I would ask for more curds, because they melted together and did not spread throughout the dish. The price was a bit steep (12.50), but I wanted to try the best of the best. Urban Poutine also offered poutine with Applewood smoked bacon, duck confit, pulled pork, smoked andouille sausage and chili. If I ever have a taste for more poutine, I know just were to find it.