The Hungry Black Man’s Pick of the Week: Sister Sara’s Crab House food truck
Sister Sara’s Crab House is definitely a grown man’s seafood eatery. It’s owned and operated by a beautiful black husband and wife duo, Terry Jr. and Laquonda Griffin, with a little help from Terry’s parents Brenda and Terry Griffin Sr.
For starters, the truck is gorgeous with Sistine Chapel-like cleanliness both inside and out. It was so clean, I felt dirty walking up in my old ragged New Balances. The truck even has a hand sanitization station thanks to Momma Brenda, who reminded me of my own mother who used so much bleach and comet in our home that I may have permanent brain damage. The truck also has a surround sound system where you can hear great music while placing your order or dining at one of their outside tables.
“My grandmother honestly taught me everything about cooking seafood. I would go crabbing with her in addition to catching fish. We would come back home and I would have to scale and clean the fish, as well as help her with getting things together for her crab boil,” Terry Griffin said.
Terry’s grandmother did a phenomenal job because this food truck’s Crab Boil ($23) can only be rivaled by an old Cajun woman living in the swamps of New Orleans. You can get various sizes that are less expensive starting from $13-$23, but I wanted the most crab in mine so I settled for the largest portion.
The dish is served in a large aluminum serving pan with snow crab, corn on the cob, sausage, whole boiled eggs, potatoes, and jumbo shrimp. Each component was seasoned well and the seafood had great consistency. The crab legs are large enough to snap and eat the meat right out of the shell; not those aggravating small crab legs where you have to eat with the accuracy of a neurosurgeon to get a good piece of meat.
Bottom line: Sister Sarah Crab House is going down as one of my favorite spots in South Florida, and most definitely in Fort Lauderdale.