Houston, TX: Houston’s New Food Truck Park Opens with A Big Crowd Bang — and EaDo Enjoys the Love

Yummy'z and Muiishi Makirittos were but two of the food trucks on hand at the grand opening of the city's new food truck park. Photo by Julie Knutson

By Tyler Rudick   |  Houston Culture Map

Yummy'z and Muiishi Makirittos were but two of the food trucks on hand at the grand opening of the city's new food truck park. Photo by Julie Knutson
Yummy’z and Muiishi Makirittos were but two of the food trucks on hand at the grand opening of the city’s new food truck park. Photo by Julie Knutson

Foodies descended upon an empty parking lot Saturday for the grand opening of Houston’s long-awaited first food truck park.

Just blocks from BBVA Compass Stadium in EaDo, the Houston Food Park marks a new chapter in the city’s ever-growing mobile culinary landscape — a DIY food scene that continues to find itself on the periphery of downtown thanks to strict city regulations.

In the shadows of the now-vacant (and potentially resurrected) Meridian Club building at Chartres and Leeland, the park hosted nearly a dozen trucks on its opening day, including old faves likeBernie’s Burger Bus and Coreanos as well as up-and-comers like POCKet to Me and 1836 Grill.

“This a wonderful crowd today,” Michaela Betton, of the Cajun-themed Betton’s Comfort Food, told CultureMap as she warned a customer about the spice level of her truck’s trademark Asian-inspired Dragon Wings.

“We’ve been in the Third Ward since 2011 and regulars at Catbird’s . . . So far business has been great here.”

Starting Monday, the Houston Food Park will be open during the work week from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., with additional weekend hours to come. Click here for more details and updates.

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