By Mike Riccetti | Examiner.com
The Haute Wheels food truck festival is back for its third year. It will be held earlier, and hopefully in a more temperate fashion this time, the weekend of March 23-24. It has generated big crowds in each of the last couple of years. Now in its third year, it should be running much more smoothly, and the long lines of the inaugural event a distant memory.
Haute Wheels will be held at the HCC Southwest West Loop Campus, 5601 West Loop South – which is south of the Southwest Freeway – on Saturday, March 23, from noon to 5PM, and Sunday, March 24, from noon to 5PM. There will be bands, and arts and crafts vendors, and a beer and wine garden.
There are expected to be thirty-five food trucks, more than in the previous years. These trucks currently include: Angie’s Cake, Bare Bowls Kitchen, Bernie’s Burger Bus, Big Daddy Z’s, Chi’lantro BBQ, Chocolate d’Arte, Coney Cruiser, Coreanos, Custom Confections, Firehouse Tacos, Fraiche, Frosted Betty, Fork in the Road,Fusion Taco, Golden Grill, Good Dog,Happy Endings, H-town StrEATS, It’s a Wrap, Katfish Kitchen, Kona Ice, Kurbside Eatz, Ladybird, L’Es-Car-Go, The Lunch Bag, MMM Cupcakes, Monster PBJ, NOLA’S Creole2Geaux, Oh My Gogi, Phamily Bites, Pi Pizza Pocket to Me,, Porch Swing Desserts, St. John’s Fire, Snow Angels, Snowdog Ice Cream, StickIt Food Truck, Soul Cat Cuisine, The Waffle Bus, and ZeaPod Cakery.
The beer and wine garden is sponsored by H-E-B, and will have wines and beers from the following producers and brands: Alaskan Brewing Co., Alexander Valley Vineyards, Blue Moon, Fetzer Vineyards, Freixenet, Karbach Brewing Company Leinenkugel’s, Real Ale Brewing Company and Saint Arnold.
Tickets are $16 for adults. This includes $5 worth of drink tickets, and $1 of ticket price is earmarked as a donation to the HCC Foundation. Children 12 and under are free. Tickets can be purchased online at www.hautewheelshouston.com. To note, there is a $1.87 fee per ticket when purchased on-line.