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Food Truck Heaven!

By Sara G. Stephens

Foodie Families take note:  The 5th Annual Haute Wheels–THE Food Truck Festival–is set for March 21-22, 2015.   Benefitting the Houston Community College Foundation, this two-day festival will feature the largest gathering of food trucks in Houston—more than 35 trucks (8 of which are brand NEW); the H-E-B Beer and Wine Garden; street entertainment; a vendor village; interactive activities; and fun for all. 

Fellow foodies will be enjoying the latest food truck culinary experiences and flavors as they sample 35 delicious food trucks all in one convenient location. Haute Wheels organizers recommend you plan your outing in advance. “The best strategy is to eat family style with dishes from a variety of trucks,” advises an event press release. “Most trucks will also serve a sample portion and streamline their menus so Haute Wheels patrons can sample a variety of food. A wide variety of culinary creations, including gluten-free and vegan menus are offered.” Event trucks and menus can be seen, and tickets can be purchased at www.hautewheelshouston.com.

To start “stirring the pot” (pun intended), we took to Facebook and asked HFM readers to tell us about their favorite Houston food trucks. People who posted were entered into a drawing to win one of five 4-pack of tickets (valued at $64 each pack) to Haute Wheels Food Truck Festival.

Congratulations to the winning Facebook respondents: Samantha Bowers, Alan Bellinger, Doug Green, Jennifer Battle, and Craig Cox. Thanks for your contributions, and enjoy the festival!

Furthermore, we congratulate the following mobile eateries, who got the most Facebook mentions as the best food truck in Houston:

Spring/The Woodands Area

Corkscrew BBQ
Location:
24930 Budde Road in Spring
Website: www.corkscrewbbq.com

Backyard BBQ atmosphere.  Be quick – they usually sell out before the day is over.  Their pulled pork tacos are amazing!

Houston Area/Inner Loop

Oh My Gogi! BBQ  
Location:
Rice University, 5555 Morningside Dr., Houston.  Follow on Facebook for traveling locations and hours.
Facebook page: www.facebook.com/OhMyGogi/info

Oh My Gogi! BBQ serves Korean BBQ/Mexican Fusion. They combine Korean BBQ meat and tofu marinades, combined with favorite Mexican street foods.  All marinades and salsas are homemade and fresh.  The owner and the people who work it are great and are always a pleasure to talk to!

Bernies Burger Bus
Location:
Follow on Facebook for locations and hours.
Website: http://www.berniesburgerbus.com
Twitter: #BerniesBurgers

100% made-from-scratch gourmet burgers and hand-cut fries are served in a playfully school-themes eatery with a large patio. All condiments are homemade, signature blend of house ground Angus beef and locally baked buns.

The Waffle Bus
Location:
Follow on Facebook for locations and hours.
Website: www.thewafflebus.com
Facebook: thewafflebus

Serves sweet and savory gourmet waffles sandwiches all of the Houston area. Chicken and waffles, waffle burgers, Nutella and banana waffles, and more! Won My Table Magazine Houston Culinary Awards 2014.

Gastro Punk
Location:
Follow on Facebook for locations and hours.
Facebook: GastroPunk1

Street food with Texas attitude!  Their menu boasts many pub favorites with a gourmet twist.  Their most popular items are their Truffle Mac-n-Cheese Balls, Ahi Tuna Burger and Short Rib Grilled Cheese.

The Modular
Location:
Follow on Facebook for locations and hours.
Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/The-modular/112541498836694

High-end, chef-driven, creative food at probably half of what you would pay in a regular restaurant. It has a variety of food favorites from ramen to tacos to lobster risotto.

Koagie Hots
Location:
Check their website and follow on Facebook for locations and hours.
Website: www.koagiehots.com
Facebook: KoagieHots

Korean influenced food truck serving cheesesteaks with a Korean twist, hot dogs and much more!

You didn’t think we’d let you have all the fun, now did you? Here are some Houston food truck deemed favorites by various HFM staffers.

Friohana (formerly Texas Blizzard)
Location: 2706 White Oak Dr,
Website: texasblizzard.com

“It just doesn’t get any better than a delicious shaved ice jammed pack with flavor on a hot & humid day in Houston. Gita & Richard in the truck love what they do and you can tell in their mountains of shaved ice they serve up like strawberry/basil, mojito grape, spearmint, and all the other classics!”  – Tish Petty, HFM Advertising Sales

Golden Grill
Location:
Follow on Facebook for location and hours
Website: http://www.goldengrillhtx.com/
Twitter: #goldengrillhtx

“My all-time fave was a sandwich that they had at FunFest last year that had a fried egg and bacon jam-couldn’t get any better…until I had their sandwich with Gouda and bacon jam! The sandwiches are big enough for my son (who has a bottomless pit for a stomach) to actually share with me which is saying a lot.”   Karen “Cookie” Neely, Distribution Manager

Coreanos
Location:
Go to website for location and hours
Website: www.coreanotx.com
Facebook: CoreanosHouston
Twitter: #coreanoshtx

“Coreanos is a fusion between Korean BBQ and Mexican. Try the Three Wise Fries, which are fries topped with beef short ribs, chicken and pork. They are amazing!”  Dana Donovan, Editor-in-chief and Co-owner

 

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