Kirk Francis (a.k.a. Captain Cookie) stands outside his food truck “Captain Cookie and the Milk Man” (Image: TheBlaze/Ben Johnson)
First published on theblaze.com
If it’s a Thursday and you walk a couple blocks from Union Station in Washington, D.C., only a couple hours after government employees have sat down at their desks, you’ll find a line of colorful trucks at metered parking spots along Massachusetts Avenue. Passing by you’ll smell a smorgasbord of food.
We stop at blue truck with Cookie Captain and the Milk Man painted in orange along it’s side. A 27-year-old man wearing a winter hat bearing a Cookie Monster face opens the door and instantly we feel a rush of warm air and smell a heavenly mix of snickerdoodle and chocolate chip. As Kirk Francis welcomes us inside his cramped truck, you begin to realize you could have worn a T-shirt, even though it’s in the 40s outside. It’s hard not to just stand, eyes closed, your head only a couple inches from the ceiling, and take it all in solely through your olfactory system. more…