It started out as a beautiful sunny day. Music was playing on Copley lawn, people were laughing and dancing, and a warm breeze carried the scent of tacos and gourmet grilled cheese across the Hilltop. As the sun climbed higher in the sky, it became the perfect weather for an ice cream cookie sandwich. Luckily, the Captain Cookie and the Milkman truck was parked right on campus! But then clouds rolled in, bringing the ominous rumble of thunder, and rain began to ruin the lovely afternoon that had blossomed. By the time the downpour ended, the milk-and-ice-cream-and-cookies truck had fled Georgetown, and dozens of students were left heartbroken at the lost opportunity to have the Captain’s famous cookies.
The incident described? Kickback 2014. Maybe I just have an overly active sweet tooth, but Captain Cookie leaving early was a devastating blow to my fall semester. Because it is a food truck, tracking down Captain Cookie proved harder than expected when I decided to be proactive and seek out the delicious cookies and ice cream I was promised at Kickback. For those of you who still carry that disappointment deep in your hearts, fear not. The elusive Captain Cookie has finally found a permanent home in Foggy Bottom.
The new Captain Cookie storefront is located in an indoor shopping center at 2000 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW and is open from 11am-midnight. It is a $6 Uber ride from Georgetown’s front gates, or else about a 30 minute walk. The location is much better suited for GW students, but trust me: The trek is worth it. There are seven varieties of cookies, plenty of ice cream flavors, and even milkshakes and homemade sodas to choose from. The prices are reasonable, the atmosphere fun and friendly, and there is 50s style diner seating in an upstairs area. If you find yourself craving cookies and milk but are nowhere near Foggy Bottom, Captain Cookie still has two trucks parked throughout the city—just check their schedule online for the nearest location.
If the memory of Captain Cookie leaving Kickback early still haunts you, know you are not alone. But remember, there is still hope. With the new permanent storefront, Captain Cookie’s ice cream sandwiches are available thirteen hours a day to brighten your mood and save you from the despair that is a cookie-less existence.