"I've been frequenting this place for about year," Henry said. "I'm putting a trailer on their property. People can go there all day and get pies."
This is how it's done in Austin, where traveling food trucks are almost unheard of, Heny said. In Austin, it's all about food trailers, or food trucks on permanent blocks, whether they're located in permanent truck courts or sometimes on the grounds of another business.
"It's really super cool," Henry said. "It's the perfect way to open a new [food] business." Not only are the start-up costs low, Henry said, but the arrangement works for both the bar and the food operator.
"It gives people with their own bars a built-in food operation, and people running the food don't have to get involved in the liquor business, Henry said. "It's the perfect set-up. It's awesome."
Henry started going down to Austin to hook up with friends he had first met in Baltimore. He's been baking and selling his sweet and savory pies in Austin, using space within an East Austin barbecue restaurant as a commissary. He'll be keeping the commissary space even when he opens his trailer at The Lost Well, Henry said.