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From A to B: The Food Fight Between D.C.'s Food Trucks & Restaurants

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Food trucks, including Kristi Whitfield's Curbside Cupcakes, gather near the L'Enfant Metro Station around lunch time.
David Schultz
Food trucks, including Kristi Whitfield's Curbside Cupcakes, gather near the L'Enfant Metro Station around lunch time.

Korean tacos, whoopie pies, cupcakes, milkshakes... you can get all this and more at D.C.'s food trucks. Now that the District's Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs is releasing new regulations for the booming industry, a food fight between the trucks and local restaurants could be in the works. Transportation reporter David Schultz speaks with both sides, to see what they're hoping the city will do.

[Music: "A to B" by The Futureheads from The Futureheads / "Taco Wagon" by Dick Dale & The Deltones from King of the Surf Guitar]

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