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FoodOntTheMove openerNot so very long ago, “going out to eat” meant partaking in a sit-down meal at a restaurant, cafeteria or QSR. But nowadays, food trucks and restaurants in Washington DC have to keep up with the fast-paced lifestyles of time-crunched consumers. To meet that demand, operators from all industry segments now take food outside the traditional brick-and-mortar operations and bring it right to the patron, whether it’s via food trucks, kiosks, pop-up restaurants or myriad other delivery methods.

food truck festival Come hungry, but buy a ticket online. And bring some cash.

You'll need it when you visit the Bacon Broad, the "Beast of the Street" and the Cannoli Express, all participants in the SJ Food Truck Festival at Camden County’s Cooper River Park on Sunday. The event goes from noon to 8 p.m., according to organizer Lori Deslandes.

Diamond Burger.5739d64cc5b1aEast Coast Custom Coaches owners Jason Tipton and Eduardo Bocock, whose company builds food trucks, will debut two so-called "tavern trucks," which will vend legally on private property and be used mostly for festivals, catering, and private events.

ECCC1Bocock’s East Coast Custom Coaches in Manassas, Va., turns out about six food trucks a month — the type you see parked outside your office selling items such as pho and falafels . . .