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Okay Georgetown: how many times have you said, “I would kill for a pint of ice cream right now” or “If you bring me a pint of ice cream right now I’ll love you forever”?

Well now you can have ice cream delivered to your very own (office) door without the potential for jail time or a life-long attachment. Spread the word: Ben and Jerry’s ice cream trucks are on tour around DC delivering free scoops.

All you have to do is tweet them your location (@BenJerrysTour) and, according to their Twitter, they will come make your wildest dreams come true.

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For those of you Ben and Jerry’s noobs, here are a few flavor recommendations:

Americone Dream (duh, Happy 4th)
Coffee Toffee Bar Crunch
Peanut Butter Cup
Phish Food
Half Baked

Bonus points to whoever gets the truck closest to campus. You have until the 18th to make this dream a reality. Get tweeting, Hoyas!

Photos/Gifs: Huffington Post, Twitter.com

DC Ranked Third for Best Dessert Food Trucks

DC3rdfoodtruckFor those Hoyas lucky enough to be in DC this summer, it’s time for you to get out and get some dessert on the street. There’s a whole world of of dessert trucks out there selling everything from sweet waffles to gourmet ice cream. Travelers using the dating site, MissTravel.com, were polled on which cities had the most delicious dessert trucks in the US. I don’t know why users of a dating site were polled as opposed to literally any other better, more qualified group, but we’ll take it.

It doesn’t surprise me that users of a dating site love this dessert truck.

Not surprisingly, ice cream beat out all other desserts for participants’ favorite. Granted, I’m not sure I’d feel comfortable going up to a truck self-titled “Street Cream” without seeing the entire process by which the ice cream is made, but I’m sure it’s delicious. I’ll definitely trust the ratings given from a cut-rate dating site.

“That Cheesecake Truck” is one of DC’s most popular trucks. They offer an individual cheesecake for $4 a pop, so be sure to follow their Twitter to find out where they’ll be in the DC area so you can check them out! In the meantime, I’ll be watching Food Network and salivating.

Photos: foodtruckfiesta.com, supremecart.org

Hot Spots to Cool Off: Captain Cookie and the Milkman

What better way to deal with the 95-degree heat today than to head down to the food trucks and grab some local ice cream and fresh cookies?

Captain Cookie and the Milkman is one of the best food trucks these bloggers have ever come in contact with. On any given day, you can walk up, have your choice of six or seven different ice cream flavors or six or seven different kinds of cookies. The flavors rotate on a daily basis, but no matter what day it is, you’re bound to find a flavor you love.

And here’s the best thing about Captain Cookie: Not only is the ice cream local, creamy, cold and AMAZING; its also cheap. A bowl of ice cream is only $1.50, a far cry from the prices at fro-yo and ice cream shops around the city.

The cookies (freshly baked each day) are only $1.25 each; and though a hot, gooey cookie may not be what the body calls for on a steamy D.C. lunch-hour, ice cream sandwiched by those scrumptious delectables is exactly what you need. Have your choice of any flavor of ice cream with any cookie (we sampled peanut butter cookies with chocolate ice cream) and enjoy it quickly before it melts! You’ll want every last drop of melted ice cream and every last crumb of your cookie.

To find out where Captain Cookie is every day, be sure to follow their Twitter handle, @captaincookiedc. If you’re not near Captain Cookie today, be sure to check out our other Hot Spots.

Chick-fil-A Truck Delayed

Last month, we started salivating in anticipation of a Chick-fil-A food truck hitting the streets of D.C. This week, we heard that we’ll have to wait a bit longer for that famous chicken sandwich.

The truck, which was supposed to hit the streets on Monday, will likely not satiate chicken desires in the District for another two weeks, reports NBC4. And there’s more bad news for Chick-fil-A fans — the truck won’t be serving some of Chick-fil-A’s signature treats, including waffle fries, sweet tea and lemonade.

Also, in our last post expressing our initial excitement for the Chick-fil-A food truck, many of you voiced concerns over the company’s political. For those of you that feel strongly about Chick-Fil-A’s political stance, don’t visit the food truck. We found a couple of local restaurants that food bloggers around the city seem to think serve a great fried chicken — Georgia Brown’s Restaurant (950 15th St. NW), Henry’s Soul Cafe (1704 U St. NW) or, for a more upscale scene, Central Michel Richard (1001 Pennsylvania Ave. NW) — are universally highly acclaimed. Other D.C. blogs saw similar concerns, so we decided we’d follow suit in showing y’all a hilarious (albeit slightly inappropriate) music video DCist found about the Chick-fil-A/LGBT rights issue.

Mor Chikin in D.C.

We’re always excited to hear about awesome new food trucks hitting the streets of D.C, but today’s announcement by fast-food chicken giant Chick-fil-A has us pumped for “mor chikin.”

Yep, that’s right. D.C. is getting a new Chick-fil-A food truck. For those of you who miss those addictive chicken strips, waffle fries and milkshakes, no longer will you have to trek all the way over to Arlington for a taste of those totally addictive chicken strips. All you have to do is follow the truck on Twitter as it feeds chicken fanatics around the District.

Starting April 9, Chick-fil-A’s food truck will begin to serve its world-famous chicken sandwiches at locations across the District. The food truck service will be Chick-fil-A’s most visible presence in D.C. (It’s only current location is at Catholic University—and at a number of locations in suburban Virginia and Maryland.

The food truck that will dart around the city beginning in April has already been spotted at the restaurant’s Largo location in Maryland. So, get ready for some long lines and fast-food chicken—Chick-fil-A is coming!

A New Celebrity Food Truck for the District

Celebrity chef José Andrés is opening up a new restaurant to compliment his already  extensive presence in the D.C. area. Unlike his current restaurants though, this one will move around.

Andrés started serving food from Pepe, his Spanish-themed food truck, in D.C. over Spring Break, but though its been bopping around the District to serve hungry offices every lunchtime, it still hasn’t visited the Hilltop.

According to DCist, Andrés views his food truck as a test market for his already successful D.C.-area restaurants: Jaleo in Chinatown, Crystal City and Bethesda; America Eats Tavern near the National Archives; Zaytinya near the Verizon Center and Oyamel in Penn Quarter.

Pepe offers eight Spanish-themed sandwiches, and the full menu can be viewed here. We can’t wait to get our taste of this new food truck with sandwiches like the Pepito de Ternera, a sandwich of beef tenderloin, piquillo peppers, caramelized onions and blue cheese.

To check on the daily progress of the District’s latest celebrity food truck, be sure to check its Twitter page. If Spanish isn’t your jam, but you still want to check out one of D.C.’s famed trucks, check out Washington Post’s Going Out Guide for a list of where to start your culinary truck adventure.