BBQ Bus food truck

Food Truck vending in Alexandria, Virginia’s Carlyle Neighborhood

Today, (Tuesday, October 25), the BBQ Bus food truck is serving off-street in the Carlyle neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia on the campus of the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM.


(Photo via ep_jhu, on Flickr)

UPDATE (10:28 AM): Ada’s Kitchen on Wheels just announced they will be at the USPTO today as well:


This is an update to this post. On May 10, the Alexandria City Council voted to allow food truck vendors to operate in three designated, on-street locations on public property in addition to previously approved off-street locations.

On-street food truck vending was approved in the following areas:

  • 800 block of N. West Street, north of Madison Street, near the Braddock Road Metro;
  • the 1700 block of King Street adjacent to King Street Gardens; and
  • The 2200 block of Eisenhower Avenue, near Mill Road.

We’re keeping tabs on the three locations on a daily basis as well as off-street. Off-street vending is still allowed in Alexandria, Virginia.

Today, on the campus of the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, the Popped Republic food truck will be serving at lunch time.

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
The Office of Inspector General  conducted another audit of an award-winning program at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) that’s received a ton of praise: Telework – where employees are allowed to work from home. This audit came after more reports of abuse of the program. Read the full report online (PDF).

Via Federal Times

A year after a U.S. Patent and Trade Office employee bilked the agency for $25,000 while he played golf, a scathing inspector general’s report found that employees racked up $18.3 million in unsupported hours.

The audit was requested following an August 2015 report detailing how a USPTO employee billed the agency for 730 teleworking hours that he spent local bars and a driving range.

The report found that following the February 2015 teleworking policy’s implementation, 8,100 patent examiners racked up more than 137,000 work hours that were unsupported — a claim investigators made by comparing the work hours claimed by workers compared with data sets showing actual evidence of work.

Read more of this story online.

(Flickr Pool photo via Alan Kotok, on Flickr)

UPDATE (10:06 AM): Ada’s Kitchen on Wheels just announced they will be at the USPTO as well.


This is an update to this post. On May 10, the Alexandria City Council voted to allow food truck vendors to operate in three designated, on-street locations on public property in addition to previously approved off-street locations.

On-street food truck vending was approved in the following areas:

  • 800 block of N. West Street, north of Madison Street, near the Braddock Road Metro;
  • the 1700 block of King Street adjacent to King Street Gardens; and
  • The 2200 block of Eisenhower Avenue, near Mill Road.

We’re keeping tabs on the three locations on a daily basis as well as off-street. Off-street vending is still allowed in Alexandria, Virginia.

Today, on the campus of the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, the Popped Republic food truck will be serving at lunch time.

BBQ Bus Food Truck

(Photo credit: FoodTruck.Wikia.com)

This is an update to this post. On May 10, the Alexandria City Council voted to allow food truck vendors to operate in three designated, on-street locations on public property in addition to previously approved off-street locations.

On-street food truck vending was approved in the following areas:

  • 800 block of N. West Street, north of Madison Street, near the Braddock Road Metro;
  • the 1700 block of King Street adjacent to King Street Gardens; and
  • The 2200 block of Eisenhower Avenue, near Mill Road.

We’re keeping tabs on the three locations on a daily basis. Off-street vending is still allowed in Alexandria, Virginia.

Today, The BBQ Bus food truck is vending on the campus of the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office and the Big Cheese Truck is out in the West End of Alexandria, Virginia.

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Tonight, from 10:00 PM thru Sunday at 11:00 PM, the Westbound bound lanes on Eisenhower Avenue will be CLOSED for a construction crane. Eisenhower Avenue will be closed between John Carlyle Street & Elizabeth Lane.

The United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) is having a construction crane lift some very heavy equipment up onto the roof of the Madison Building.

The eastbound lanes will remain open. To get around the closure, use Jamieson Avenue to Elizabeth Lane or Mill Road.

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