Thanks to the recently opened Houston Food Park, a little piece of Austin has come to Houston in the form of a parking lot where multiple food trucks exist together in harmony. Partners Ponce Tirzo, Jack Gillett and Miguel Villegas united to utilize the former Meridian space as a place trucks could gather during the week to serve lunch to downtown workers who don't mind leaving the air conditioned comfort of the tunnels for better food. According to comments from the partners in a Chronicle story, the park can accomodate eight or nine trucks for lunch, and they hope to utilize an adjacent lot to hold events with 20 trucks.
"We want to bring an urban festival scene to the city," Tirzo said. "We want to celebrate arts, food and music in a setting that reflects Houston as the melting pot it is." The first of those events will be the park's grand opening on June 22 from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Yummy'z Kitchen, Coreanos and several other trucks are all slated to attend.