We sampled the chicken masala and pumpkin dishes, both served over fluffy basmati rice. They were incredibly flavorful and screamed of freshness. We quickly reached the bottom of our Dingo Bite portion and somehow were hungry for more!
The brothers also serve up Mango popsicles (they were sold out) and homemade chips. While the food was excellent and I'm eager to find the fojol bros. again, I think my favorite part of the whole concept is that is so "un-DC." I love the looks on people's faces as the silly mustache-sporting fojol bros. pull up and start selling food out of their circus-looking truck. In the shadow of the suit-wearing, straight-laced Capitol Building, the fojol bros. were a quirky breath of fresh (and fun) air.
Second Thoughts from B
Remember the feeling of first hearing those wonderful chimes in the distance that signaled the coming of the ice cream truck? For any 4 year old, myself included, the man behind the wheel was the personification of a mystical and benevolent god, straight out of a magical fairy tale. Now that I'm all grown up, who drives into my life but a merry band of goofballs hocking incredibly flavorful snacks! And as far as the magical fairy tale part goes, let's just say I was as giddy as a kid about to dive into his first Drumstick.
As DC cuisine begins to embrace all-natural local foods, J and I have been lucky enough to discover some really exceptional examples of how good fresh food can taste. Among them are the soups from SouperGirl, which we wrote about here. From the first bite, the fojol bros. proved to also have super powers. Each flavor was dynamic and rich. And to think that it cost $2 and came out of something that resembled Scooby-Doo's Mystery Machine Van... these guys were magical!