It’s been about three months since beloved food truck CapMac closed. Well, good news: The mac and cheese truck will be back on the road tomorrow under the new ownership of 22-year-old Montgomery County native Josh Warner.
Warner, who got a culinary degree at the Art Institute of Washington and worked stints in local kitchens, is no stranger to the truck. He helped previous CapMac owner Brian Arnoff with prep for a couple weeks and has long been a fan of the truck. Warner had thought about opening a truck of his own when he heard that Arnoff was looking to sell his. “The opportunity definitely came at the right time,” he says.
Arnoff has given Warner his old mac and cheese recipes. “I’m not going to change a thing,” Warner says, although he may add a few of his own touches. He will also add weekly or biweekly specials that showcase his own cooking style, especially his love of Latin cuisine. Follow @CapMacDC on Twitter to find out its exact location tomorrow.
Meanwhile, Arnoff is helping to open a new cafe at 10516 Connecticut Ave. in Kensington called Java Nation, where he will be general manager. The 20-seat spot will serve Vigilante Coffee and a menu designed by Arnoff of sandwiches and salads (no mac and cheese). It’s set to open in about three weeks.
As for CapMac, Arnoff says he was glad to have someone carry on his former food truck’s brand. “Josh is a great guy,” he says. “He reminds me a lot of myself when I was at CapMac.”
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