What a tasty experiment: San Antonio, with a twist of Austin.(from the Express-News)
That's how many described Saturday's grand opening of the Boardwalk on Bulverde, the Alamo City's first mobile food truck park, serving up a smorgasbord of gourmet dishes in an outdoor atmosphere not unlike a backyard barbecue.
But these aren't your neighborhood taco trucks.
“It's pretty cool,” said Cory Jernigan, 25, shortly after he chowed down on a salmon sandwich from the Wheelie Gourmet, one of 11 trucks open for business at the park on Bulverde Road, between Loop 1604 and Thousand Oaks Drive. “It's very Austin.”
“I didn't think many people would be here actually,” said Jernigan's girlfriend, Erin Shoemaker, 23. “Because I feel like in San Antonio this kind of thing hasn't really hit — like the trendy stuff.”
Hey, this is San Antonio. We don't have to be trendy to be cool, and we certainly don't have to be like Austin. Then, we wouldn't be San Antonio. Puro.
And please, let's not hate on ourselves.
Besides the variety of food, the Boardwalk is also something new to the North Side, area resident Shawn Meek said.We're perfectly capable of having fun and chilling without having to go to a trendy food truck park to do it.
“To see people in this area congregating, having fun, chilling, it's a good thing,” Meek said.