This is where Houston’s food trucks will come to loiter — er, idle: The so-called Houston Food Park is opening in about a week here at 1504 St. Emanuel in East Downtown, in the parking lot beside the vacant Meridian Sports Bar. You might recognize the weedy lot bound by Leeland, Bell, St. Emanuel, and Chartres from its cameo in Alex Luster’s street-art documentary Stick Em Up. (And this is also catty-corner from the human espressos and doggie hemp treats served at The Green Bone on Leeland.) According to
Alison Cook Syd Kearney, the Food Park will celebrate its opening with a festival this Saturday, and regular lunch service from 11 to 3 will begin June 24. Co-owner Ponce Tirzo tells Cook Kearney that there’s room here for 8 or 9 trucks, but they’re hoping to use some of the other vacant lots nearby, too.
Additionally, co-owner Jack Gillet writes in a Facebook post, there are plans to renovate the heavily muraled building into a concert venue with a rooftop bar.
- Houston Food Park [Facebook]
- Houston Food Park to open June 22 in EaDo [29-95]
- Previously on Swamplot: A Doggie Espresso Bar Opens in East Downtown, Don’t, Give Up: Houston Wheatpasters and the Law
Photos: Allyn West