Brian Arnoff, who last worked under chef David Varley at Bourbon Steak, finally debuted his much anticipated pasta truck, CapMac, with a soft-launch today on Farragut Square. The truck’s first day was greeted by a long line of people eager to get their pasta on.
CapMac served up a few of its future standards, including the titular mac ‘n’ cheese, chicken parm meatballs, and beef bolognese. I was able to get over to Farragut Square before the line got ridiculously long and ordered one of the standard mac ‘n’ cheese meals, which came with shaved cheddar, pimento, and crumbled Cheez-Its mixed throughout. It was served in a Chinese take-out container, which made for an interesting clash of cultures.
While definitely not the greatest mac ‘n’ cheese I’ve ever had, it was filling, which is not damning with faint praise. The meal was also a reminder that, like the shakes and duck-fat fries at the Fry Captain truck, lunch now comes in many different forms in D.C.
Photo by CapMac via CapMac on Facebook