Haute Wheels of Houston

First things first: There is absolutely no place for soggy tortillas, shriveled hot dogs and unidentifiable meats at Haute Wheels Houston, a sprawling, two-day, food truck festival on the grounds of Houston Community College Southwest. The gourmet mobile food movement has finally become entrenched in H-town, it seems; most of the participating trucks are well-known by serious pavement-pounders already.

Fusion Taco and No Borders serve up high-end Mexican street food; Off the Hook dishes out fried seafood, Cajun-style. Vegans are covered at Green Seed, Good Dog offers Texas-made franks, and the sweetly inclined can opt for two cupcake trucks and several better-than-traditional ice cream trucks. Top it off with wine, beer and live music, and the next night at an actual restaurant might seem a little ...well, bland. Noon to 7 p.m. Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. 5601 West Loop South Freeway. For information, call 713-557-5732 or visit www.hautewheelshouston.com. $16.
May 14-15, 2011

 
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kevin
kevin

Totally agree with Housewife77092. My girlfriend and I just got back from there. I cannot believe I paid $35.00 for two tickets to what turned out to be a complete cluster-f@*#k. The lines were literally 50 feet long, barely moved, and a lot of the trucks started running out of food! We waited for more than an hour in one line just order/pay at the window, and then waited for about half an hour more before giving up and just driving to a nearby restaurant to eat. We didn't get to enjoy ANY of the other events either, because we were to busy standing in that long line, in the sun, while STARVING. I'm just lucky that the poor kid at the window was nice enough to give my money back. What also irritates me is that I paid all that money just to try this "gourmet" food when, considering what I went through, I could just as easily gone to just about any taco truck in the Houston area, and paid maybe $5.00 for a delicious meal, made by hard working people who do it because the have families to feed and care for, not because it's the next "foodie trend". In that sense, I actually feel a little ashamed, and so should Food & Vine Time Productions!

Housewife77092
Housewife77092

This was a truly disappointing event!!!!!!

Houston Press VOICE promised several different types of wines and beers to sample in the VIP tent and the truth is they only had one of each and the drink tickets provided didn't work in the main beer/wine garden. Such a rip off, not to mention that the food truck day was a total unorganized disaster. Let me provide some advise from an event planner - place menus where everyone can see them. During their normal day one up to the window can order with no issues, however when you have 50+ people in line due to a main event the menu needs to be seen from a distance (place them X-Large on the roof) so the consumer does not waist their time in line for 20 min. only to discover they have no desire for what that truck has available.For the 4th largest city in the nation we fail time and time again not being organized enough for the amount of people that we have coming to our venues. You would think that we would eventually learn from our mistakes. Learn that we are huge and that we need extra care. Also the live music venue was a joke. We left after 2 PM and had not heard a single band at that point. WHERE WAS THE MUSIC. IF IT WAS PLAYING NO ONE KNEW ABOUT IT AND WE WERE ONLY 50 FT. AWAY IN THE VIP TENT.

 
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