Block Party brings out food-truck fans

By Jackie Velez


Food trucks were the fan-favorite among University of the Incarnate Word students at the third annual Campus Activities Board Block Party on Thursday, Feb. 1.

Held beneath the bleachers of Gayle and Tom Benson Stadium, CAB’s Block Party provided students with downtime to mingle with their friends, dance to a few of their favorite songs provided by a DJ and enjoy some meals from a few food trucks on hand.

“I think it’s pretty cool,” said Jackie Faz, a freshman communication arts major concentrating in media production. “It’s something fun to do for the people who are trapped here all the time. I think it’s cool to get out and do this.”

With an assortments of food trucks at the party, students picked their favorite choices of food. Among the variety of food trucks was Pasha Mediterranean Grill — a restaurant familiar to the students of UIW.

“I think overall it’s really good food options and it’s cool that Pasha came out and set up a table,” said Erin Flores, a senior majoring in vision science.

Smoke Shack BBQ was also there to serve up sliders and macaroni and cheese. Dirty Dawgs and Fries food truck showed up with hot dogs and fries.

Smoke Shack BBQ was the first truck that had to call it a night because they ran out of food, but Honchos seemed to keep serving up their dessert despite how packed it got at their truck.

Perhaps the most popular food of the night came from Honchos, which served a variety of churros. There was always a student holding some form of the dessert. Honchos gave students the choice of a Filled Churro, Frozen Churro, and plenty of sauce toppings. The line for Honchos stretched past the Dirty Dawgs and Fries food truck.

“I think I’ve only had churros once, which is why I’m really excited to get the churros with the ice cream,” Flores said. “It looks like it’s going to be really good.”

After Mahogani Frazier, a junior majoring in biology and pre-med, had her try of churros she said, “They’re so good. Oh my God! It’s delicious! They’re number one!”

Although this was her first time attending the Block Party, Frazier said, she brought up a few suggestions regarding the food trucks and where they fall in the popular rating for students.

“Maybe get a few more food trucks here because some people say they can’t eat anything here because they don’t eat hot dogs or they don’t eat beef,” Frazier said.

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