New Food Truck ‘Curbside’ debuts at UTSA


The new Rowdy food truck “Curbside” offers a weekly rotating food menu. Photo by Ethan Pham

Amanda Marmurek

The Rowdy “Curbside” food truck is the new street-food star here at UTSA. The idea for the food truck was started by the university. With the help of catering director Alberto Herrera, it became a reality. Students can now get gourmet food right outside of their classrooms.

Last week, the food truck’s menu was Tex-Mex themed. Nicole Chi, a freshman business major, said her street tacos were spectacular and that she would definitely eat them again. This week, the menu is “Big Cheesy”—a variety of grilled cheeses.  Isabella Betri, a junior psychology major, tried the classic grilled cheese combo, which includes a plain grilled cheese, tomato basil soup and a drink for $6, from this week’s menu. She called her meal really good and liked how she could use a Meal Trade to pay for it.  

The food truck has three other menus, crazy dogs, southern and sliders, which will be featured over the next three weeks. There are six to eight entrees per menu with two sides and a combo deal. The price varies per menu, with items ranging from $1 to $7, and diners can pay with Meal Trades, Dining Dollars, Rowdy Dollars, cash or credit.

The truck’s two locations are by North Paseo Building and in front of the Chili’s.

“I liked it better when the truck was by the Business building though,” said Betri. “It’s closer to all of the buses.”

However, civil engineering junior Alexis Castillo disagrees.

“I like the truck in front of Chili’s,” she said,  “because it’s easier to find.” Castillo ate the street tacos last week and said they were very good.

The Rowdy Curbside food truck is in front of the North Paseo Building on Mondays and Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  It is also in front of Chili’s on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m . Students can also keep track of the truck by following them on twitter @UTSADining.