A brand new food truck park to showcase Houston’s black-owned mobile restaurants opens south of the NRG Stadium this weekend.
Houston Grub Park, a Black Service Chamber project, opens this Saturday, July 24th at 4pm. The park is located at 1615 South Loop West, just south of the loop from NRG Park and the Astrodome. BSC is an organization that promotes and promotes black business owners in Houston. The group is also behind Hungry for the Culture, a smartphone app that acts as a global database for black-owned restaurants.
The park will house around 30 trucks. Perhaps most notably, Trap Kitchen, a hugely popular West Coast food truck, is opening its first location in Houston when the park opens. Called Trap Kitchen Habatchi, this restaurant focuses on Asian-inspired Southern cuisine cooked on a hibachi grill.
The park will also be home to a number of local trucks, including Rosalyn’s Hot Chicken, Stewart Brotha’s BBQ, and Saucy Nosh, which serves giant spring rolls filled with southern side dishes like lobster etouffée and Caribbean chicken. The park will also have its own bar station serving beer and other alcoholic beverages.
Houston Grub Park, located on former Sam’s Club lot, will have plenty of parking space as well as more than 1,500 square feet of shade with fans and fogging systems, organizers say. It will be family friendly too. Guests can order from each individual food truck via an app that shows the estimated pick-up time, making it easier to plan their visit. There will also be a dedicated customer service booth.
Organizers say they want a hatchback-like feel, an inexpensive place for people to meet to go out. They also advertise the park’s walking distance to NRG Stadium and the light rail, making it a central hub for several other Houston activities and festivals such as the Astros Games, concerts, and the Houston Rodeo.
After opening this weekend, Houston Grub Park will be open Thursday through Sunday. Find out more by following them on Instagram.