Chino’s Parrilla taco truck forms stationary partnership

778932_460523714001337_2031127192_oChino’s Parrilla, the taco truck that’s mostly a catering business, now will offer its food on a regular basis.

The owners have partnered with Maggie’s Scotch & Soda at 3827 W 13th St. N. to begin offering Taco Thursdays. Every Thursday from 5 to 10 p.m., they’re taking over the unused kitchen at the bar and preparing street tacos, tostadas, nachos, beans, rice, fiesta dogs and more for owner Maggie Ballard’s customers.

The partnership came about after the Chino’s Parrilla, owned by Chino Herrera, his wife, Kim, his daughter, Tasha Schrant, and his son-in-law, Bill Schrant, was hired by Ballard to serve at a Cinco de Mayo party at the bar.

“We talked to her about the fact that she had kitchen she was not using a lot,” Bill Schrant said. “We thought this would get some more people in there for her on Thursday nights and would be a way for us to get our food out there.”

Chino’s Parrilla opened in 2012 and since then has regular served at street fairs and private parties.

The owners dream of opening a restaurant someday and decided this would be good practice.

The Thursday night menus also will offer specialty tacos including an Asian inspired “Kung Pow” taco and a carne elote taco, filled with steak, cheese, cabbage, sour cream sauce and sprinkled with corn and Parmesan. Ballard will offer drink specials such as $2 Coronas and $3 margaritas.

For more information, call 316-990-3646.