Street Food

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2014

    Chef Chat, Part 1: Amalia Pferd of Good Dog Houston

    Houstonians have raved about Good Dog Houston's gourmet hot dogs ever since they started serving them from their baby blue food truck a few years ago. In time, the owners, Daniel Caballero and Amalia Pferd, were able to secure a storefront location in The Heights which now serves as their home base. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2014

    Get Your Early Bird Tickets for Houston Press BrewFest NOW!

    Don't wait! Houston Press BrewFest is back once again on Saturday, May 17 from 2 to 7 p.m., and now through May 4 at 11:59 p.m., tickets are only $30 for general admission and $55 for VIP. BrewFest is a biannual event held at Silver Street Station and celebrating all things craft beer. Every year, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2014

    Openings & Closings: Want Some Doughnuts With That Ice Cream?

    As May quickly approaches, we gear up to welcome several highly anticipated restaurants. But, before we get to that news, let's take a look at two notable shutters. River Oaks and Upper Kirby folks said goodbye to Crescent City Beignets on Westheimer near the beginning of the month. The Subway, dry ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2014

    First Look at Cadillac Coffee Food Truck

    It's no secret that Houston has an ample number of food trucks serving lunch and dinner. But lately, the expansion of food trucks seems to lean more toward breakfast options and caffeinated beverages. Espresso Rescue joined the food truck scene just a few months ago and often sets up shop with Katm ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2014

    Doughmaker Doughnuts Joins Houston's Food Truck Scene

    There's a food truck for just about anything in Houston. Burgers and fries? You bet. Cupcakes and sweets? Heck yeah. Mexican food? Of course! Asian food? Absolutely. Mexican-Asian fusion? No doubt. Doughnuts? Not so much. If there's one thing the Houston mobile dining scene lacks, it's breakfast op ... More >>

  • Dining

    April 3, 2014
  • Dining

    January 30, 2014

    First Look at Espresso Rescue

    Houston's first coffee truck.

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2014

    Menchie's to Open First Self-Serve Frozen Yogurt Truck in Houston

    If you could picture the perfect food truck festival fare for a hot summer day in Houston, what would it be? My ideal warm-weather food is frozen yogurt, but that's not an option at any food truck in town ... yet. The owners of Houston Menchie's Frozen Yogurt franchises, Andrew Martin and Andy Bra ... More >>

  • News

    November 22, 2012

    2012 Turkeys of the Year

    Puffed up, plucked and ready for roasting, here's this year's best of the worst.

  • News

    October 18, 2012
  • Blogs

    October 10, 2012

    This Week In Food Blogs: Is Houston Diverse Enough?

    Lushtastic: Beer blogger Leslie Sprague has a preview of the city's newest craft beer bar from the owners of Liberty Station: Cottonwood. And if Sprague's write-up is any indication, Cottonwood is going to kill it. On the food end, there will be a full menu of burgers and mussels from Cottonwood che ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2012

    Chef Chat, Part 3: Matt Marcus of the Eatsie Boys Food Truck, A Snapshot of Some of His Food

    Matt Marcus Eatsie Boys Food Truck 845-430-8479 This is Part 3 of a three-part chef chat series. Read Part 1 here and Part 2 here. This week, we found out what many gourmet food truck owners already know: Food truck chefs are not to be underestimated. Matt Marcus of the Eatsie B ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 19, 2012

    Tandoori Nite

    This food truck, located next to a gas station, serves Indian cuisine under the stars.

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2012

    What Is a Dhaba? Find Out at Tandoori Nite

    Not all food trucks are taco trucks, nor are they gourmet food trucks serving lobster and foie gras in Montrose. There are plenty of mobile food units that occupy a space in between, and Tandoori Nite -- the subject of this week's cafe review -- is one of them. Although it's technically a food truc ... More >>

  • Dining

    June 28, 2012

    Dining on the Rails

    A guide to light rail lunching in Houston.

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2012

    Grand Prize Bar to Become Coolest New "Restaurant" in Town, Plans to Host Rotating Lineup of Chefs in Kitchen

    Grand Prize Bar has been more than just a bar since it opened nearly two years ago -- it's had a culinary history of its own nearly since its birth. Only a few months after Grand Prize began shaking up its first cocktails in July 2010, chef Adam Dorris and his cooking partner Will Walsh began servin ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 14, 2012
  • Blogs

    May 24, 2012

    Nominate Your Favorites for the 2012 Houston Web Awards

    If you love food and you live in Houston, chances are you follow at least one food truck on Twitter, one restaurant on Facebook or one beer blog (remember blogging? People still do it, and in more than 140-character bursts). The 2012 Houston Web Awards are fast approaching, which means now is the t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2012

    Upcoming Events: Mucho de Mayo

    As May approaches, more Cinco de Mayo events are announced every day. Here are a few of our favorites. La Mexicana in Montrose is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. And while the restaurant doesn't normally host a big Cinco de Mayo bash, it's blowing off the roof on Saturday, May 5, with t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2012

    Haute Wheels Food Truck Festival Comes Rolling Through Again

    I think it goes without saying that last year's Haute Wheels food truck festival was rather disastrous. It was almost unbearably hot, there was very little shade to be found, some food trucks were running very late and almost all of the trucks had lines that stretched across the blazing parking lot ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2012

    MFAH Fine Art Food Trucks Perk Up Lunch in the Museum District

    When I first heard about the MFAH Fine Art Food Trucks program, I was extremely excited. As much as I love living in the Museum District, one of the huge drawbacks is the lack of variety when it comes to food choices. Sure, I can hop on a train and head downtown when the urge strikes, but there is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2012

    Is This the Ugliest Food Truck In Town?

    C'mon now. Of course it's not. The H-Town StrEATs truck may not have a fancy wrap like Happy Endings or a slick paint job like the Rice Box Truck. But it's still far from "ugly." That doesn't stop some folks from thinking so, however (and -- hey -- beauty is subjective by its very nature). Owners M ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2012

    Haute Wheels Houston: Hot VOICE Deal of the Day for Half-Off VIP Entry

    Haute Wheels Houston, the food truck festival brought to you by the same creators as Brewmaster's Craft Beer Festival, will be rolling into town on May 12 and 13. The festival, now in its second year, will bring together a bunch of Houston food trucks, live entertainment by local musicians, and an a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2012

    Chef Chat, Part 2: Van Pham of Phamily Bites Food Truck

    Yesterday we talked to Van Pham of Phamily Bites about how he grew up cooking with his mom and grandma. Today he tells us about the the rewards and challenges of owning a food truck in Houston. EOW: So you were working in telecom, you came back to Houston. You said you wanted to do something diff ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2012

    Chef Chat, Part 1: Van Pham of Phamily Bites Food Truck

    There are at least 20 gourmet food trucks in Houston at the moment, many of them manned by young entrepreneurs, while others are extensions of brick and mortar businesses. Phamily Bites is the first gourmet food truck in Houston to sell Vietnamese food, and its specialty is pho (Vietnamese beef no ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2012

    Look at That S Car Go

    It's not just a punchline to a joke in that classic holiday movie, Trading Places. Now it's also a Houston food truck. L'es-Car-Go -- pronounced just like l'escargot -- will be the city's first all-French food truck. Jean-Philippe and Genevieve Guy, owners of the 14-year-old Bistro Provence in Memo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2012

    Nationally Acclaimed Coreano's Food Truck Has Landed in Houston

    Coreano's food truck's overwhelmingly tasty offerings made their first Bayou City appearance on Saturday, March 3. The restaurant on wheels, which offers an exciting hybrid of Korean and Mexican ingredients and cooking styles, was recently named the No. 1 food truck in Texas and No. 8 in the nation ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2012

    They Don't Have Tacos In the Suck, Part 4

    This is the last installment of a four-part series: They Don't Have Tacos In the Suck, which chronicles an afternoon taco truck crawl with my best friend from college, an Air Force EOD sergeant whom I hadn't seen in 10 years. Read Part 1 here, Part 2 here and Part 3 here. Ryan and I had been drivin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2012

    Chef Chat, Part 2: Junnajet "Jett" Hurapan of Blu

    Yesterday, we chatted with Blu's Executive Chef Jett Hurapan about his love of racing cars, and his background as a corporate chef opening restaurants in New York City. Today, he tells us what it's like working with his pastry chef wife, what to expect from his food at Blu, and the foods that bring ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2012

    City Hall Farmers Market Returns Tomorrow

    After a winter's hibernation, downtown's City Hall Farmers Market will return tomorrow to its regularly scheduled Wednesday spot surrounding the reflection pool at City Hall. The market will run from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. each Wednesday, rain or shine, until its summer break on June 27. Back for 201 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2012

    First Look at Happy Endings

    It only seemed fitting to visit a new food truck called Happy Endings in the throes of Valentine's Day season, I reasoned as I headed out to Bo Concept this afternoon. But really, I was only it it for two things: hot dogs and sunshine. Happy Endings is one of the newer food trucks in town, only on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2012

    Fast Times: Fork in the Road at Montrose H-E-B

    I'm small but I have a big appetite, so I will admit that this week's Fast Times was basically eaten as an appetizer for the dinner we were heading home to make. I have a terrible habit of going to the grocery store hungry, and it got the best of me this time. My husband and I are now regulars at th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2012

    Keep On Truckin': Pad Thai Box

    I like the continuing trend of Houston's food trucks increasingly accepting credit/debit cards. Pi Pizza Truck, The Rice Box, Ladybird, and now Pad Thai Box all take your plastic, happily. Any last excuses you really had about "never carrying cash" fly out the window, leaving you free to explore som ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2011

    The Modular Food Truck's Run-in with HPD Last Night at Liberty Station: UPDATED

    An HPD officer allegedly threatened a food truck over what the food truck owner says are non-existent "violations."​UPDATE: The Public Information Office of the HPD called to say that, as of 2 p.m. "no complaint has been filed. No one by that name has filed an [Internal Affairs Division] compl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2011

    Food Truck Driver Says Cop Hassled Him

    An HPD officer allegedly threatened a food truck over what the food truck owner says are nonexistent "violations."​UPDATE: HPD's public information office called to say that, as of 2 p.m., "no complaint has been filed. No one by that name has filed an [Internal Affairs Division] complaint," th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2011

    Houston's Food Community Steps Up to Help Wildfire Victims

    Photo by Chris ShepherdHouston's food trucks headed north to feed the victims of and responders to the Texas wildfires.​Although the wildfires in Bastrop have been getting the lion's share of media attention, fires are burning all over Texas right now -- including in our own backyard. And Hou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2011

    TV Dinner: This Week in Food TV

    ​With so many food-related shows on television, it's hard to keep up -- it's not just the Food Network anymore. I don't know what I'd do without my DVR. This week gave us premieres, finales and Liza Minelli. Here's a roundup of some of the shows this week. Spoiler alert! The Great Food Truck ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2011

    Upcoming Events: Welcome Back, Brownstone Cafe and An Historic Pub Crawl

    Photo by Alex GreggChris Frankel will be shaking things up once again at Giacomo's.​Ghost hunters and professional drinkers, you'll want to sign up for tonight's Historic Pub Crawl starting at the Lancaster Hotel. The tour will take you through five area pubs (with half-off happy hour fare at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2011

    Do the Food Truck Crawl

    Photo by John SuhFood Truck Friday at the Boneyard​It sounds like the name of a new dance craze. And while you can certainly show off your skills to the music spinning from the live DJ booth, the Food Truck Crawl is much more than that. Hillary Hayden founded the event after watching a show ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2011

    Veals on Wheels: Rejected Food Truck Names

    Photo illustrations by Monica FuentesScream louder; the clown says your parents will never hear you.​Last week, assistant music editor Craig Hlavaty amused the entire office by forwarding a link to Filmdrunk's recent post, "Ideas for Movie-Themed Food Trucks." On the front page was the Photosh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2011

    Hot Days at Haute Wheels Food Truck Festival

    Photo by GroovehouseA woman with an umbrella has the right idea outside the Cut & Fry truck. See more photos in our slideshow.​"If you think you're hot," mused my friend on Sunday afternoon, "think about how hot those guys in the trucks must be." I stopped fanning myself momentarily and reali ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 12, 2011
  • Blogs

    May 10, 2011

    What Would You Name Your Food Truck?

    Flickr user: kimberlykv​Seven Memorial Days ago, my best friend Todd and I placed third in Under the Volcano's annual gumbo cook off. Despite feeling robbed by the second-place team, whose "gumbo" tasted like a bland can of Progresso, our feelings were bolstered by a woman who asked us to cate ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2010

    These Men Want to Save You a Taco (Truck)

    Photos by Katharine ShilcuttLeft to right: Jay Rascoe, J.R. Cohen and Dan Joyce, brothers in beards (and tacos).​Jay Rascoe, J.R. Cohen and Dan Joyce are all familiar faces in Houston's social media community. Rascoe, best known for his food blog, Guns and Tacos, is even a bit of a food celebr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2010

    Reporting from the Southern Foodways Alliance Symposium: "Taco Trucks and Crepes Trailers: Modern Texas Foodways"

    Street food is picking up steam across the country, and Houston is no exception. During the Southern Foodways Alliance symposium last weekend, attendees were invited to view the exhibit "Taco Trucks and Crepes Trailers: Modern Texas Foodways" at the University of Mississippi's Gammill Gallery, runni ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2010

    Food Network's The Great Food Truck Race

    ​, Food Network, as we all know, has edged away from actual cooking shows and toward entertaining shows having something to do with food--Iron Chef America, Cupcake Wars, Chopped and, now, The Great Food Truck Race. GFTRwhich premiered Sunday night, seems promisingly unique in two ways: It bui ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2007

    Best Taco Truck in the City?

    Photos by Robb Walsh Memo with 2 Angus sirloin tacos Go get an Angus sirloin taco at the Jarro taco trailer, slather it with your choice of five awesome salsas, smother it with pickled onions, and tell me whether or not this is the best taco truck in the city. If you're still undecided after the s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2006

    Taco Truck Art: A Coke and a Smile

    Photo by Robb Walsh It's refreshing and snazzy... Only taco truck gourmands are aware of an otherwise little-known phenomenon: taco truck art. In a new series, Robb shares his favorite objects d' (taco) art. This coke bottle was painted on a pop-out panel under the driver's side window on El ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 24, 2006

    Taco-Truck Gourmet

    The best sweetbreads in the city are served behind the Airline Drive farmers' market

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2006

    Taco Truck Disappears, Reappears

    Photos by Robb Walsh Taqueria Tacambaro behind the Farmers Market on Airline. Houston artist and French-born gourmet Bernard Brunon was so impressed by the tripe and sweetbreads at Taqueria Tacambaro, the taco truck behind Caninos Produce on Airline, that he went back a few days later. He called ... More >>

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