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.
"This a wonderful crowd today."
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 like Bernie'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.
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.