The Fojol Bros.
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Fojol Brothers' Merlindia truck is famous in Dupont Circle circles for its fun take on vegetable-centric subcontinental staples like spinach curry and butter chicken. On the side: garlicky lentils or chile- and coconut-roasted pumpkin. (Fojol's Benethiopian truck riffs on Ethiopian cuisine.) In May, controversy erupted on Facebook, Huffpo, and elsewhere: Are the Fojols' turbans, get-ups, and culinary mash-ups fun ... or racist? The Fojols apologized to anyone offended but said they will keep on rollin'.