From cowboy-inspired cuisine to boudin-stuffed chicken wings, before these restaurants opened their doors in Houston, they first tested customer's tastebuds via four wheels on the road: food trucks. Here are the three businesses food-enthusiasts can check out in March:

El Topo in West University Place

Before opening its permanent location in West University Place, El Topo was a famed food truck serving up sophisticated tacos on hand-pressed tortillas, pastries baked from scratch and cowboy-inspired recipes. The restaurant offers an extension of its cuisine at the Urban Harvest Downtown at 901 Bagby St., Houston, on Wednesdays, and Urban Harvest Eastside, at 3000 Richmond Ave., Houston, on Saturdays.

6119 Edloe St., West University Place


Rice Box in Rice Village

The Rice Box began as a red-colored food truck decked out in Chinese decorations that roamed the streets of Houston and became a staple among University of Houston students. Officials opened the doors to the fourth brick-and-mortar location within the Rice Village shopping center Jan. 21. The Rice Box offers modern Chinese American cuisine that includes classic dishes, such as General Tso's, sesame chicken, pepper steak, and beef and broccoli. Some options can be made vegetarian or vegan upon request.

5504 Morningside Drive, Houston

Hours: Fri.-Sat. 11 a.m.-midnight., Sun.-Thu. 11 a.m.-10 p.m.

Stuff'd at The Ion

Stuff’d is an award-winning Third Ward-area food truck that opened its first brick-and-mortar outpost in the immediate vicinity of The Ion. Local owner Jarrod Rector alongside his wife and co-owner, Prisoria, have built a customer following who opt for the food truck’s bone-in chicken wings. Other food options the restaurant offers include three different kinds of boudin and macaroni and cheese.

401 Richmond Ave., Houston

Hours: Tue.-Thu. 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.-8 p.m.