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New Campus-Area Food Court Celebrates Grand Opening

By Virginia B. Wood, September 26, 2013, 9:15am, On the Range

Street food appealing to the hungry student masses is no stranger to the area around the University Co-op. However, this new food trailer court on the back parking lot of the student bookstore is the first of its kind there.

The Co-op Food Court celebrates a grand opening tonight with coupon giveaways, food specials at each trailer, and live music from Buggaboo and Royal Forest. The food trailers are arranged around a dynamic longhorn sculpture and a seating area with tented picnic tables.

Local trailer food maven Tiffany Harelik was instrumental in putting together an eclectic lineup of popular local food trailers that currently offers the Korean-Mexican fusion of Chi'Lantro; the healthy Middle Eastern delights of Kebabalicious, Big Chief Darold's New Orleans Poboys & Gumbo Shop; a newcomer called Full House BBQ; the luxurious custom ice cream treats of Wright Bros. Dairy; and the fried chicken skills of Lucky J's Chicken & Waffles.

Long-range plans at the food court include game-day events, movie nights, and regular live music programming. For now, good food and convenience to the surrounding student population will be the main attractions.

The Grand Opening party is Thursday, Sept. 26 from 6-9pm

Co-op Food Court (on the back lot)

San Antonio St. at West 23

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