A ham crepe filled with rosemary-scented Israeli couscous. A BLT crowned with a deep-fried soft shell crab. Beignets hot out of the fryer with a generous dusting of powdered sugar on top.
These were but three of the delectable treats people could sample during Culinaria’s third annual food truck event, which was held Thursday evening in the parking lot of the Alon Market off Northwest Military Highway. The event is part of this year’s Festival Week, which continues through Sunday.
A large crowd of people of all ages could be found strolling from truck to truck or from table to table in order to sample wines from Texas, California, Oregon, Italy, Portugal and other corners of the world. H-E-B also offered samples of charcuterie, fresh fruit, guacamole and more to pair with their wines.
There were plenty of activities for children, too, but the trucks were the main feature of the evening, as people stood in lengthy lines to try dishes such as the duck fat fries from Say.She.Ate and the duck confit tacos from Duk Truck.
SpiceSea Gourmet, Cheezy Jane’s, Crazy Carl’s, Slider Provider, YAO, Bite Street Bistro, Where Y’At, Crepe Nation, Rickshaw Stop, Stout’s Pizza, Dixieland BBQ, K Hill BBQ Company and Saweet Cupcakes were among the other trucks vying for people’s attention. The Whoopie Pie truck handed out samples of its sriracha-laced desserts.
A breeze made the temperate day even more enjoyable, aided by a refreshing beer or samples of well-chilled white wine, such as the Vermentino from Bending Branch Winery in Comfort or the Chardonnay from Oregon’s A to Z Wineworks (also known as Gregg Popovich’s winery).
Culinaria continues Friday at 7 p.m. with the Best of Mexico at the Shops at La Cantera, 15900 La Cantera Parkway. For more information on this year’s festival, click here.