Hungry and in a rush?

My absolute apologies to Jared. He’s the guy pictured above, working at the new On the Fly cart located at the corner of 7th and F streets, just south of the Verizon Center. I didn’t tell him I’d put this online and I think he’d have been a bit more wary of saying yes to the photo, had he known.

But I just had to do it because I think On the Fly is very cool. The business operates a handful of carts around town—7th and F, 8th and H, Farragut North, Capitol Hill, and also the Nationals stadium, National Arboretum, and near Artomatic for the next month—that sell food cooked by local businesses such as Teaism, Rocklands BBQ, Julia’s Empanadas, and many others. The whole thing is initiated by a guy who used to work for Zipcars, and apparently his crew is a bunch of dedicated folks who’ve all known each other for a while and really believe in the endeavor.

I hope they survive. DC certainly needs more places where the price covers good food, not just pretentious surroundings.

1 Comment so far

  1. bhrome on May 14th, 2008 @ 12:11 am

    Has there been an appreciable backlash from the regular vendor over on 9th and G? I know those guys are hyper-territorial at times; he flipped out about an ice-cream cart a couple summers ago.

    I think I’d go for On the Fly as well; his cart looks clean and organized, unlike his competition.

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