Months ago, we noted in a DFW.com Ink cover story that Dallas and Fort Worth were swamped with food trucks. And so far, nobody can find the brake pedal on this runaway trend. The convoy keeps growing, day by day. To help us keep tabs, we’re revving up a semi-regular feature that samples a taste of a different Metroplex food truck. Buckle up!
Crazy Sister Gourmet Food Truck
About the wheels: The Crazy Sisters cruise around in a traditional, white food truck. It’s got big wheels and a big grill ready to serve some big appetites. The exterior is decorated with ornate skulls and bright colors (Day of the Dead style), symbols of Latin American culture.
At the helm: Piloting the Crazy Sisters Gourmet Food Truck is – you guessed it – a pair of crazy sisters: Michelle Sanchez Lawrence and Gina Sanchez. They grew up in San Antonio, and come from a family of Spanish, Italian, Puerto Rican, Mexican, and American decent. And it’s that combination of cultures that inspired their menu. Many of the dishes they serve (like Mexican grits) are childhood favorites.
Where they roll: The truck is usually parked in Fort Worth, but also Bedford, Burleson, and Watauga on certain days. The sisters are crazy-connected to the web, so finding their location via their website, Twitter, or Facebook is easy.
Rolling since: The sisters have been serving street taco goodness since last July. They don’t miss corporate America (but they’ll gladly serve it some brisket).
The food: The Crazy Sisters’ specialty is tacos ($3–$4) and each can be ordered “street style” with a corn tortilla, grilled onions, bell peppers, cilantro, and Cotija cheese, or “gringo style” with a flour tortilla, onions, lettuce, and tomatoes. (My preference is street style.) There are five to choose from: slow-cooked brisket or chicken; pork; grilled fish; and “portobello fajitas.” Pork is probably the most popular since they ran out before my visit. The fish and portabella tacos were both fresh and tasty, but tremble under the slow-cooked flavor might of the brisket and shredded chicken. They also have a variety of burgers ($6–$8.75), but the two I tried – the Californian (avocado, garlic mayo) and the Mexican (pepper jack cheese, guacamole, and jalapeños) — were filling but almost identical in flavor. Save room for the next dish.
Don’t skip it: For something totally unique, try the Mexican grits ($8.25). It’s the sisters’ signature dish: polenta-style grits with a semisweet pinch, topped with a handful of slow-cooked brisket, bacon, onions, peppers, mushrooms, and jalapeno honey sauce. It’s the trifecta of savory, sweet, and spicy.
Getting sauced: As a bonus, anything can be topped off with the sisters’ homemade mayos: chipotle, garlic, Asian, roasted red pepper, and let’s not forget, regular mayo.
Good to know: You can book the Crazy Sisters gourmet food truck for personal events and parties. Wedding reception street tacos? You know you want to.
Crazy Sisters trivia: Owners Michelle and Gina initially wanted to call the business “Las Hermanas Locas,” meaning “crazy sisters” in Spanish, but went with the friendlier English translation instead. They’re crazy either way.
How to find them: On weekends, these gals are often out until 2 a.m., but like a lot of food trucks, you need to follow their social media to track them.