You know about the construction on the National Mall, but today the Washington Examiner talks about some different changes possible for our "backyard."
Harriet Tregoning, the director of planning for DC, is apparently pushing the park service to allow food trucks along the mall on Seventh Street (great for Penn Quarter-ites). Tregoning evidently recognizes the somewhat paltry selection of food for tourists on the mall (the McDonald's attached to the National Air and Space Museum, pictured below, hardly represents DC's culinary capabilities).
National Mall Superintendent Bob Vogel indicated that there is a new plan being approved for the Mall, but that right now it allows food trucks to be around the Mall only for "key events." We'll see how far Tregoning can push her idea for expansion.