OKLAHOMA, CITY, OK – Bleu Garten, Oklahoma City first full-time food truck court, is set to open Thursday in Midtown with pop-up shops to be added on an adjoining property in late November.

Hunter Wheat, owner of Bleu Garten, is promising a family friendly venue that will be open seven days a week with an array of activities that will include live band karaoke, NFL package games, a 6-foot Jenga game and classic movie screenings.

Crews were still busy working on final details Friday. Flat-screen televisions were in place, and a “bar pod” that will provide a quick and consistent supply of tap beer and two choices of wine was ready to open.

Cool place, and warm

Shaded structures also will provide a cool place to enjoy festivities and food on hot summer days, while an outdoor fire pit is set to provide warmth on cold winter evenings. Wheat hopes the food court will add even more local eateries to the city’s growing foodies scene.

“I tried to open up a restaurant three years ago,” Wheat said. “It’s extremely difficult getting into the brick and mortar phase – especially since the 2008 recession. Having a food truck court allows restaurateurs to scale their passions in a viable way.”

“It pollinates the culinary renaissance in Oklahoma City,” he said.

Wheat is planning an invite only soft-opening next week, with a public opening to follow soon after. Limits will be placed on capacity to ensure guests at Bleu Garten are able to enjoy their visit. The food court will be open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. weekdays and will stay open until 2 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays.

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