Houston Foodies Chow Down at The Blacklist’s Second Annual Food Truck Fest

Destany Rainey | 8/31/2018, 12:09 p.m.
Houston area foodies spent their Saturday tasting a variety of delicious delicacies at The Blacklist Association’s second annual Food Truck ...

Houston area foodies spent their Saturday tasting a variety of delicious delicacies at The Blacklist Association’s second annual Food Truck Festival near the museum district.

Patrons flooded the parking lot of the Shrine of the Black Madonna Cultural Center to get their fill from 15 different food trucks and shop over 80 vendors posted inside the venue.

Guests enjoyed soul food, desserts, and Cajun-inspired items from Southern Taste, Dats it Das all, Saucy, and Eadeaux’s Cajun Cocina and several more food trucks. These Cajun-inspired dishes gave guests from neighboring Louisiana state a taste of home.

The event definitely did not lack variety as some fusion items were also served, adding color to the food truck selections.

Several guests loved the Cajun tex-mex fusion dishes from Eadeaux’s Cajun Cocina, which is normally parked in EADO near Houston’s Third Ward District.

“We have boudin nachos, we have crawfish nachos, we make gumbo tacos, which are some of our signature dishes.”

Cajun Cocina chef and owner Angel said the menu was inspired by the hometown od their husbands.

“My husband is from New Iberia, Louisiana, and I’m from the southwest of the US, so we just put our favorite dishes together and this is what we came up with.”

Of course Texas barbecue was not left out of the food truck selection. Willie, owner of HT’s Gewd Eat’n was out serving Houston favorites.

“I make Any type of food that you would like to have. I fry fish, I barbecue my own homemade links, baby back ribs, and I serve all the sides that come with them”, he said.

HT’s Gewd Eat’n is normally stationed on the north side of Houston near Homestead Road.

The Blacklist Association is a Houston based organization dedicated to supporting and promoting black-owned businesses.

“We are a collective that serves the community and we advocate for small businesses,” said Atum Ra, the Association’s public relations representative.

Jabarri Johnson who was helping out at the event said The Blacklist is creating a major influence in the black community.

“I think it’s necessary. There is not very many organizations around that promote togetherness as it relates to economics in the community. I think cooperatively the values that they are trying to instill in the youth now can be built up and carried on in the community later.”

He said the association is also building mentorship in the black community.

“Growing up in this community a lot of kids lack male figures such as mentors that are breaking stigmas. We don’t have to become a product of our environment. Where a person is from won’t define who they become. These guys put together events like these themselves regularly to give back. We should really be appreciative of things like this”, Johnson said.

The Blacklist Association, also known as “The BLA” is on social media! More info about the organization and the event can be found on their Facebook page: The Blacklist Association, Instagram and Twitter @blacklistorg and on their website blacklisthouston.org.