The areas of downtown D.C. the place workplace staff as soon as eagerly lined up for standard meals vehicles aren’t so busy as of late, with so many individuals nonetheless working from house. So a Silver Spring resident has discovered a approach to enhance the hurting backside line of those small companies — whereas serving to her neighbors get a style of what makes the metro space a mecca for foodies.
Final fall, Kyley McGeeney puzzled if she might join her neighbors within the Woodmoor space of Silver Spring with the meals they craved, whereas staying protected and near house. Seems that she might.
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“We’ve offered 900 kilos of oysters from Rappahannock Oysters; we’ve offered out a Rose’s Luxurious dinner drop. We’ve had three meals vehicles right here in a single week,” McGeeney mentioned. “I used to be amazed on the response.”
Now residents are celebrating a pandemic Mardi Gras with New Orleans-style consolation meals, together with takeaway Hurricanes, King Cake and beignets cooked to golden brown perfection, dusted with powdered sugar whereas nonetheless scorching. And all with out leaving the neighborhood, as a result of the meals vehicles come to a parking zone close by.
“I like that we are able to do that,” mentioned one.
The neighbors additionally take pleasure in seeing one another within the parking zone.
McGeeney, a mom of two who doesn’t have a PR background, says she’s keen to share her data with anybody who desires to do that in their very own neighborhood.
“I’ve a spreadsheet; I’ve the contact numbers for meals vehicles and restaurant managers,” she mentioned.
Toyin Alli, the proprietor of Puddin’, had opened a brick-and-mortar storefront and was interested by promoting her meals truck, though it had at all times drawn traces at road corners and festivals.
Then the coronavirus pandemic hit.
“I’m so glad we kept the truck,” Alli mentioned. “It permits us to usher in the extra revenue. Kyley does such a superb job of serving to us discover an viewers.”