Houston, Texas…Foodies take note. The 4th Annual Haute Wheels, THE Food Truck Festival is set for March 22-23, 2014. Benefitting the Houston Community College Foundation, this 2-day festival will feature more gourmet and fun food trucks than ever, the H-E-B Beer and Wine Garden, street entertainment, a vendor village as well as interactive activities and fun for all. Tickets will once again be limited for each day.
Join fellow foodies seeking the latest food truck culinary experiences and flavors as they sample 35+ delicious food trucks all in one convenient location. Nowhere else can food truck fans experience this many trucks under one roof. To-date, Haute Wheels 2014 participating trucks include: Angie’s Cake, Coreanos, Chi’lantro BBQ, Chocolat d’arte, Good Dog Hot Dog, Flip ‘n Patties, Fork in the Road, Frosted Betty, Golden Grill, Happy Endings, H-town StrEats, It’s a Wrap, Koagie Hots, Kona Ice, Kurbside Eatz, LadyBird, Monster PBJ, Muiishi Makirritos, Nom Mi, Pocket to Me, Porch Swing Desserts, Soul Cat Cuisine, St. John’s Fire, The Waffle Bus, The Pink Box, The Lunch Bag, Tila’s Taco Truck, Zeapod Cakery, and Snow Cream Man—an original 1961 ice cream truck. Newcomers include: The DETOX Truck, Les Ba’get and Mr. Sizzle’s Curbside. More trucks are added daily, so be sure to check the website.
Grab a group of hungry friends and plan your outing in advance. The best strategy is to eat family style with dishes from a variety of trucks. 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 foods including gluten-free and vegan menus are offered. Where else can you choose from gourmet hot dogs and burgers, mac n’ cheese balls; Korean BBQ tacos, Kimchi quesadillas, Creole cuisine, gourmet egg rolls, and more in one location? For those with a sweet tooth, expect lots of yummy cupcakes, fresh mini pies, hand-spun milkshakes and homemade chocolate truffles.
In the H-E-B Beer and Wine Garden, sample a variety of wines and craft beers from Alaskan Brewing, Blue Moon, Leinenkugel’s, Real Ale Brewing Company, Saint Arnold, Shock Top, Alexander Valley Vineyards, and Rex Goliath.
Festival-goers will enjoy a wide variety of street entertainment including a Mardi Gras style performance daily by Craig Kinsey; an acoustic performance by Ancient Cat Society; Houston Dynamo interactive area; up close skating demonstrations by Northside Fury and a larger than life food truck inspired chalk painting by a team of artists from Via Colori®—the annual street painting festival benefitting The Center for Hearing and Speech held each fall. Kids can join in the fun by creating their own mini masterpiece as well.
Interested in participating as a vendor or a sponsor? Email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Participating sponsors include: H-E-B, Alaskan Brewing, Blue Moon, Leinenkugel’s, Real Ale Brewing Company, Saint Arnold, Shock Top, Alexander Valley Vineyards, Rex Goliath, News 92 FM, Mix 96.5, Hot 95.7, The Bull, Mega 101 FM and the Houston Press. Preferred providers for the event include: Acme Part & Tent, Core Details, Houston Event Photos and Speedpro Imaging The Woodlands.
Haute Wheels takes place on the HCC Southwest West Loop Campus, 5601 West Loop South. Hours are 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 22 and 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. on Sunday, March 23. Tickets are $16 for adults, which include $5 worth of drink concession tickets, music and $1 donation to the HCC Foundation. Children 12 and under are free. Purchase tickets online and find a complete list of food trucks and entertainment at www.hautewheelshouston.com. But, get truckin’ because tickets are limited.