Last evening, Eatsie Boys co-owner Matt Marcus listed his intergalactic food truck for sale on Craigslist. Why? Simply put, "we just don't need this bus with our spanking new goldie bus," explained Marcus to Eater Houston.
It was bound to happen. In July, Eatsie Boys owners Matt Marcus, Ryan Soroka and Alex Vassilakidis relaunched their food truck service with a new, completely dripped in gold truck. While the truck was spotted around town often, the little bus that could - and did more than the trio could ever imagine - was seen far less.
The self-proclaimed purveyors of good eats are also the OG's of Houston's modern food truck scene. When gourmet food trucks trickled down to Houston in 2010, Eatsie Boys, H-Town StrEATs, Oh My Pocket Pies and a handful of others were the few non-taco and barbecue trucks around. They all made a name for themselves with the Beastie Boys-themed truck amassing a following large enough to go brick and mortar.
Not all food trucks are so fortunate. Over the last four years, as many as 50 trucks have come and gone. Most recently, Van Pham, owner of Vietnesme food truck Phamily Bites, listed his truck for sale.
For those who still have dreams of selling meats on a stick or slinging burgers topped with the most outrageous ingredients, there's still hope. For $18,500, Marcus is willing to part with the converted 1992 GMC bus that has a propane generator, fresh water and gray water tanks, two sinks, freezer and more. As the listing states, "it is fully equipped and ready to start making you money."
Or you could just own a piece of Houston food truck history for the hell of it.