WTOP’s Top 10: The best food truck

WASHINGTON – If there is one thing the D.C. area is not lacking, it’s variety in food truck options. From lobster rolls, to grilled cheese and pho, Washingtonians sure have their pick.

But the favorite among WTOP readers and listeners is more of a non-traditional food truck.

It may be a long drive for some, since Monk’s BBQ is only located in Loudoun County, but voters tell us it’s worth the trip. WTOP readers and listeners named Monk’s BBQ the best food truck in the region.

“Our brisket is excellent, pulled pork, chicken, pastrami,” says Brian Jenkins, owner and grill master of Monk’s. The truck also serves up rich accompaniments, such as smoked gouda mac-and-cheese, crunchy coleslaw and homemade sauces.

The food truck’s main location is at Corcoran Brewing Company in Waterford, Va., where it sells its smoked dishes from mid-April to late-November.

Monk’s is a side job for Jenkins, a hobby he pursues on the weekend. During the week, he works as the director of business strategy for Visit Loudoun.

“I just love to eat, in general, but barbecue is really my sweet spot,” Jenkins says.

See the full list of WTOP winners and the runners-up in the Top 10 photo gallery.

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