A Car-Themed Food Truck Park is Coming to Humble
There’s some exciting news for foodies living in the Humble, Kingwood and Atascocita areas. Opening at the end of this summer, Porky’s Backyard is bringing 17 food trucks, a full bar with 40 beer taps, 15 big screen TVs, an expansive playground area, car lifts and more to 5131 Atascocita Road in Humble. This new family- and pet-friendly food truck park is owned by local father-and-son duo Michael and Austin Wolf, who are hoping to launch in time for a grand Oktoberfest bash.
The park features a 10,000-square-foot indoor dining area which will be surrounded by the food trucks, over 2,000 square feet of playground area (including two playsets), a 40-foot long Instagrammable garden wall, a 2,000-square-foot mezzanine and private event space, and maybe most important of all: spacious “Buc-ee’s-esque” marble restroom facilities. Guests can sit at one of the many picnic tables under the three giant fans and walk up to the indoor bar to enjoy specialty cocktails, beer, wine and cider. Well-behaved fur-babies are welcome in the shaded dining area and all throughout the park — as long as they are secured on a leash. Porky’s will even provide waste baggies, receptacles and water bowls.
As avid car enthusiasts, the Wolfs are decorating the facility with a number of racing signs, jackets and other memorabilia for the Houston car community to enjoy. They are also working with local car show coordinators The Car Culture to host meets and rallies. Plans for three new murals painted by local artists are currently in the works, with subjects including Ferrari, McLaren and Lamborghini. The marquee attraction is a pair of double car lifts in the main dining hall that will be used to display eye-catching gems and exotic sports cars from the Wolfs’ collection and others.
For entertainment, a variety of sports and races will be played on the numerous big-screen TVs scattered throughout the dining hall. Non-car-enthusiasts can entertain themselves with fun activities like giant Jenga, giant Connect Four, darts and corn hole. There is also space for live music and local vendor tables, and Austin hopes to soon host weekend markets and demos.
Manager Leah Wolf revealed that the park has been a passion project of her father and brother three years in the making. Her father has “been in business for himself nearly his entire life, wearing a million hats, most successfully as an electrical manufacturer for 20 years before moving into commercial real estate development.” Meanwhile, her brother “was earning his degree in Finance and Real Estate from the University of Houston and interning for a local home builder”. With their combined ambition, resources and knowledge, they decided that the location would serve both themselves and the community best as a food truck park.”
Porky’s aims to offer a crowd-pleasing food selection, and the opening line-up includes The Chicken Coop HTX’s fried chicken, That One Place’s Cajun fare, Bebecitas HTX’s tacos, Kurbiside Eatz’ Asian fusion and more. The Wolfs are actively looking for more food trucks, and, as an incentive, the park also serves as a private commissary — meaning food trucks can remain on the premises. Water, power, sewer and grease traps are all provided. If you have a food truck and are interested in a spot, contact Austin Wolf directly via email.
Porky’s Backyard will be open seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on weekdays and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on the weekends. Parking for over 200 cars is available on-site. For updates on the opening, follow Porky’s Facebook and Instagram pages.
Mario-Sebastian Berry is a wine and spirits vendor who has been in the hospitality industry since 2002. Currently, he represents Blanco, Texas-based Andalusia Whiskey Co. and multiple wine labels. Somehow, he also finds time to be Houston Food Finder’s associate editor and social media manager.