Written by Anita
September 2, 2010
The food truck phenomenon keeps rolling along. We recently checked out a soft opening of Eat Wonky—a repurposed delivery truck streaked in tie-dye blue and orange and bedecked with Eat Wonky’s eye-catching open-mouth logo. Owners Jeff and Minas bring Quebecois-style poutine (fries, cheese curds, and gravy) to DC, served either alone or atop a hot dog (a.k.a. Wonky style). Plain dogs and fries are available for the party poopers among you…
The Wonky Way is built on three tenets: distinctiveness, simplicity, and fun. All three are perfectly captured in the Wonky dog—a plump all-beef Bronx hot dog nestled in a soft bun and topped with fresh-cut fries, big firm cheese curds (procured within 24-48 hours from a small dairy in Upstate NY), and drip-down-your-hand brown gravy. The Wonky fries also got high marks, even from our in-house Canadian (and self-proclaimed poutine expert) Greg. End your Wonky experience on a sweet note with a whoopie pie from local bakeshop, Treet (in a variety of flavors, including Minty Fresh Chocolate, Nuts for Nutella, and PB CHIPwich).
Jeff and Minas sport Wonky attire (available soon on their website) with catchy slogans like “It’s Gravy, Baby” and “Messy. Gravy. Good.” Wanna see things the Wonky Way? Then catch them Friday (9/3) at Franklin Park from 11am-2 pm and the U Street corridor around 10 pm [Update: they had such a successful afternoon that they've had to bag U Street for Friday]. Saturday night you’ll find them in H Street, NE. Wanna know their next stop? Follow them on Twitter @eatwonky or on Facebook.