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tostada | cirque cuisine

New food trucks are constantly joining the D.C. food truck scene, and when Franklin Park is filled lined with trucks, I am often torn between my loyalties to my favorites (i.e., @FojolBros @HulaGirlTruck) and trying one of the new kids on the block. On one hand, my favorites only come by once a week (at most), but some of the newbies pique my my curiosity.

Last Friday, in part to avoid longer lines at some of my mainstays, I decided to give Cirque Cuisine, an organic “pan-American” food truck a try.  Based on its Facebook page, it looks Cirque Cuisine launched at the end of February (so maybe it’s only new-to-me. . .).  I hemmed and hawed a bit between the arepes and tostada, but settled on the tostada.  Cirque Cuisine’s tostada is a Guatemalan style crispy tortilla topped with black beans, garlic-chipotle sauteed shrimp, queso fresco, crema, two salsas with cabbage slaw.

cirque cuisine | menu (varies)

Honestly. . . not only was it quick-lunch-friendly (very little wait time between ordering and picking up the order), it was absolutely delicious! The tostada was a perfect portion size to satisfy my appetite without putting me in a food coma.  Even better, the organic ingredients seemed fresh and healthy.

Speaking of new kids, a lunchtime classic for the pre-nut allergy generation will be hitting the streets soon.   The forces behind Chupacabra and Dangerously Delicious are adding Peanut Butter Jelly Time to their food truck fleet:

courtesy of Peanut Butter Jelly Time

Reminisce back to your childhood with the opportunity to experience D.C.’s first peanut butter and jelly food truck. In less than two weeks Jason Martin and Joey Belcher ( Rock and Roll Hotel, Sticky Rice, Dangerously Delicious,1905, and Chupacabra) will be launching Peanut Butter Jelly Time.

 Bring back the days of play with a menu featuring Mom’s classic PB&J sandwich, signature PB&J’s, and the option to make it your own with a large variety of assorted nut butters, jellies, and add-ons (we mean bacon!).

 Every sandwich comes with a choice of chips or apples and milk carton served in the requisite lunch-time brown paper bag, complete with a “pick me up” note from Mom (Mom not included).