I’d been following the lobster roll truck on Twitter for weeks, but friend Hilary beat me to realizing how close it was coming to our workplaces. She put out an alert. Colleague Sondra and I hustled to Metro Center.
As we waited on a street corner and then in a mysterious line, the Red Hook Lobster DC truck arrived. A kindly man in a yellow suit stepped out of line, moved his car from a spot and allowed the truck to pull in.
… Finally making it to the front, my Internet-loving head was satisfied before my lobster-loving belly. The truck took credit cards with an iPad and a Square device, the first time I’d seen one. Signed with my finger.
And the rolls? Hilary reviewed hers here. In part: “The Lobster Truck owners drive up to Maine weekly to get fresh lobsters and you could tell that they weren’t messing around. Our sweetly succulent lobster meat was mixed with mayo, scallions, celery and special seasoning.”
Me, I liked my roll a lot, but it didn’t beat Tacklebox for me. I wanted a little more mayo to hold things together. But I’d go back in a second if the line was right. Next up for my hunger in the meantime? Eat Wonky, the new D.C. poutine truck. Fries, gravy, cheese, and the friendliness of our neighbors to the north. Hooked me years ago. Time for more.