The Fort Bend Foodie 05/22/13
Haute Wheels and Mobile Bistro’s
Have you ever seen a parking lot filled with funky food trucks and lines of hungry people waiting their turn to order up? These aren’t your everyday taco trucks you see hovering around construction sites. They are fancy, funky, fresh, and everything in between, mini-restaurants on wheels and the latest craze among the foodie crowd.
A festival celebrates these mobile bistro’s called Haute Wheels Houston Food Truck Festival. Food trucks cluster together on a city block or parking lot offering items ranging from fish tacos to quiche, all types of cuisine, and chocolate and desserts in every way you could imagine. The Mighty Cone, for example, serves items like fried shrimp with a unique sesame oyster sauce in a large cardboard cone to make it easier to hold and eat if you must.
Catchy names are part of the lure, like NOLA’s Creole 2 Geaux, Pocket To Me, Monster PBJ, It’s a Wrap, Fork in the Road to name a few. Popular restaurants are jumping on the mobile wagon as well. James Coney Island has the Coney Cruiser. Tila’s now has Tila’s Taco Bus.
Fort Bend has certain health department requirements for these mobile bistro’s, which often cluster with other mobile food trucks and have scheduled event locations that can be tracked online. Austin and San Antonio have events scheduled almost every weekend. You can track the Houston and surrounding area mobile food scene at www.houstonfoodtrucks.com. .
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