The owners of the Fort Wayne favorite Brava's Dogs – perhaps best known for setting up at the Downtown Improvement District's Lunch on the Square at the corner of Calhoun and Wayne streets – will soon be doing double duty, with a Spanish-themed food truck, called simply Bravas.
Brava's Dogs co-owner Roberto Gonzalez says he hopes the food truck is ready to go by the end of August. The fare will be different from the hot dogs customers are used to at Brava's Dogs. Instead, Bravas will feature authentic Spanish sandwiches called bocadillos -- a sandwich on a baguette sliced in half and filled with chorizo, cold cuts, tuna or ham -- and tapas.
The name, “Bravas,” translates to “bold,” Gonzalez says, and is the name of his family's favorite tapas in Spain: Patatas bravas, which are are triangular cubed deep fried potatoes smothered in bravas sauce, a spicy tomato sauce.
Gonzalez is currently training a friend to run Brava's Dogs so he can work full time on the truck once it is in operation. The hot dog cart will be stationed permanently at the corner of Calhoun and Wayne, he says, whereas Bravas the food truck will travel “all over the place.”