Meals on wheels

Popular nightlife destination opens new food truck park for late-night eats

Popular nightlife spot opens food truck park for late-night eats

Bad to the Bone
Just some of the barbecue offerings at Bad to the Bone. Photo courtesy of Bad to the Bone/ Facebook
Aye Que Rico tacos 2
Aye Que Rico serves mini tacos with traditonal fillings. Photo courtesy of Aye Que Rico/ Facebook
151 Food Park
Plenty of trees will shade 151 Food Park customers in warmer months. Photo courtesy of 151 Food Park
Bad to the Bone
Aye Que Rico tacos 2
151 Food Park

Food trucks have seemed a bit passé since their mid-decade heyday. Back then, entrepreneurial chefs spent almost as many hours finding a suitably punny name as they did working on their menus. (Our favorites: Nashville’s I Dream of Weenie and Portland’s Fried Egg I’m in Love.) But the truth is they continue to be a part of the culinary landscape because — food TV popularity aside — people will always want a quick, inexpensive meal on the go. And that goes double when they have been drinking.

So it makes sense that 151 Saloon would make use of their land to open an adjoining trailer park. After a successful soft opening in late October, their new venture, 151 Food Park, will be celebrating its grand opening on Saturday, November 18. The nightlife hub and music venue sees the park as an extension of the club, offering a pass-through window where guests can order beer and cocktails from the main bar while still enjoying the weather.

Although the park eventually hopes to host five trucks, the current tenants give patrons plenty to sample in the meantime. Aye Que Rico is best known for their traditional mini tacos filled with asada, brisket, al pastor, shrimp, and more, but we are also big fans of the daily-made charro beans with chicharron. As the name implies, Bad to the Bone specializes in smoked meats like chicken, sausage, pulled pork, and ribs with classic sides such as beans, potato salad, and green beans.

For now, the park is only open on Fridays from 3 pm-2 am and Saturdays from noon-2 am, weather permitting. Although kids are allowed in the earlier part of the day, the park is 21 and up after 10 pm.