That's the challenge for baseball and food trucks this weekend—in two separate competitions. While the Washington Nationals and Baltimore Orioles face off in a three-game series at Camden Yards, starting Friday, 20 Baltimore food trucks will compete against 20 DC food trucks from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. on Saturday.
"A Taste of Two Cities," hosted by the Maryland Mobile Food Vendors Association, features food and drink from some of the region's top food trucks, with a winner to be decided by event-goers and local celebrity judges. The best food truck will be awarded the Mayor's Cup, which will be kept in the winning food truck's town until next year's rematch.
While Washington's food-truck scene has been active longer, Baltimore's food-truck scene is growing rapidly, food-truck owners say.
"Young professionals ... are foodies, and don't want to go, sit down, and take an hour for lunch," says Damian Bohager, who owns The Silver Platter in Baltimore and organizes The Gathering food-truck rallies in the area.
He recently sold the trailer that housed The Silver Platter and is in the process of getting a food truck, so he can better maneuver the city. "The future is mobile," he says.
The food-truck event will be held at Westport Waterfront in South Baltimore. The address is 2001 Kloman St., Baltimore 21230, for your GPS. Or take 295 to the Westport exit and loop around to the park.
For more information, visit the event's Facebook page.
Photo of Miss Shirley's Cafe food truck in Baltimore, which will be participating in "A Taste of Two Cities" competition.
—By Joshua Lazarus, Baltimore magazine intern