On Saturday, the GoodLife Food Park announced that the beloved La Barbecue (along with all of its delicious brisket) will move to the "upscale" trailer park located on 900 E. Cesar Chavez. La Barbecue is scheduled to close its current East Sixth Street location on August 3 and reopen at the GoodLife by August 6.
With its move, customers can hope for bigger and better barbecue service. The GoodLife offers a larger space with room for an additional pit (should La Barbecue expand), which could lead to quicker service for its long line of hungry customers. Hours at the new location are expected to be the same: the trailer will be open from Wednesday through Sunday at 11 am until everything is sold out.
That long line gave the owners of the GoodLife a reason to court La Barbecue. “The offices for [GoodLife Realty] are just four blocks from their East Sixth location,” says GoodLife co-founder Garry Wise. “So I’ve always wanted to eat there, but I never had the chance because the lines were so long and they quickly sell out. Of course I felt we needed to try and get them to move over here, because I think it’s one of the most popular food trailers in town.”
The GoodLife Food Park opened for business in June and is currently home to Hey Cupcake!, Fishey Bizness, Korean Komfort and Frozen Yogurt Inspirations. La Barbecue is definitely an important addition, considering it was named one of GQ’s best restaurants in the U.S. earlier this year.
Wise calls it a prime example of GoodLife Food Park continuing to build the perfect mix of cuisine right off of I-35. “We’re very particular about which trucks we accept. We want to have the premier restaurateurs, chefs and trailers in order to have a diverse selection.”