Editor's note: This podcast is produced by Innovate Fort Worth, a service of the UNT Health Science Center's Innovation Ecosystems. Cameron Cushman, assistant vice president of the Innovation Ecosystems, hosts the podcast. He also is member of the reader advisory council of the Fort Worth Report.


 

Fort Worth Native, Sarah Castillo, is a serial entrepreneur who has built an empire across North Texas. It all started with making breakfast tacos for golfers at Marine Creek Golf Course, which led into literally having a dream that she owned a food truck. How wild is that!?! After gaining restaurant experience working at Eddie V’s(shout out) – she ventured out (with her mama) selling delicious tacos out of a trailer in the West 7th area of Fort Worth. Over the last decade, her trailer evolved into a food truck ‘Taco Heads’, and she gained enough notoriety to expand the brand through brick and mortar locations in both Fort Worth and in Dallas.

There’s nothing Sarah can’t do – in fact, back in 2018, she underwent major renovations of a historical building in the Near Southside and opened an upscale Mexican restaurant and bar called Tinie’s Mexican Cuisine, named after her mother, Christina. As if she didn’t have enough on her plate, Sarah contracted with 87W to open Sidesaddle Saloon in 2021 – a renovated 108-year-old complex of course and mule stables in the Stockyards National Historic District.

Tune in to hear how travel has inspired her menu, building relationships golfing gave her an advantage, and owning who she is.

A big thanks to everyone who helps make this podcast happen!

Producer: Rob Upchurch, RobMakesPods Productions

Founding Sponsors: First Financial Bank and M-PAK

Studio: BLANC Cowork + Studio

Our Media Partners: Madeworthy Media & Tanglewood Moms

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