Houston Grub Park featuring Black-owned food trucks opens today

“I actually consider {that a} sturdy Black neighborhood is a stronger nation,” Christopher Bush mentioned.

HOUSTON — The Houston Grub Park lastly opens Saturday, shining a highlight on aspiring Black cooks and giving them a possibility to place their expertise on a platter.

As the window opened on the Nacho Don food truck, it’s the pre-opening and the primary official order for the household run restaurant on wheels.

“Nothing is retailer purchased. Everything is contemporary. We make our pico on web site, our guac on web site. Even our nacho chips are made on web site,” mentioned Arthur Wilson, proprietor of Nacho Don & Rollie’s Frozen Custard.

Wilson’s two food trucks will discover a new dwelling contained in the Houston Grub Park come Saturday.

“The opening weekend shall be 15 Black-owned trucks after which we are going to increase to extra,” mentioned Christopher Bush, director of Black Service Chamber.

The park is providing alternative to Black-owned food trucks throughout the Houston space.

“To give small business homeowners who’re taking a danger an opportunity,” Bush mentioned.

“It’s simply going to be a really giant assortment of numerous Black-owned companies that get a possibility to get our ft off the bottom,” Wilson mentioned.

The culinary idea was carried out by the Black Service Chamber and Bush.

“I actually consider {that a} sturdy Black neighborhood is a stronger nation,” Bush mentioned.

For Bobbie Patterson, proprietor of Bobbie Que’s Red Truck, it’ll lastly be a everlasting spot to shine.

“Rib tips, fried shrimp, gumbo. I do a little bit of everything,” Patterson said. “A lot of my customers are calling me up and saying, ‘Where are you tonight? Where are you going to be tomorrow?’”

He’ll be parked alongside a number of different food trucks providing every thing from gumbo tacos to lobster pizza, hoping you’ll cease by for a chunk.

“Give these guys a strive, and see if they will grow to be one among your favorites,” Bush mentioned.

The Houston Grub Park opens at 4 p.m. Saturday at 1615 South Loop West, and proceeds from the park will go towards scholarships for Black fathers who wish to return to high school.

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