Former Matchbox Food Group executive chef Jacob Hunter and former Ted's Bulletin Barracks Row manager Will Fung have teamed up to launch a Southern-influenced sandwich truck called Dirty South Deli. Hunter grew up in Atlanta, while Fung comes from Florida, "so we thought we're kind of Southern boys at heart," Fung says.
The menu will rotate between four to five sandwiches at a time, each named after things that are popular in the South—like Nick Cage and the rapper Birdman. The Nick Cage consists of grilled andouille sausage with pimento cheese, tomato, and pickles on griddled bread. Birdman is made up of slow-roasted turkey, stuffing made out of potato chips, Swiss cheese, lettuce, and Duke's mayo on country bread. There's also a harissa roasted cauliflower sandwich with pickled radish, lemon-thyme aioli, butter lettuce, and cilantro on a baguette. The seasonal sides will include things like corn with queso fresco, cilantro, lime, and chili; a macaroni salad; and chickpeas with carrots, almonds, and fresh herbs. Sandwiches will go for $8 to $10, while sides are $2 to $3.
The truck is expected to launch sometime next month. Fung says they hope to roam both D.C. and Virginia.