Something I was not aware of prior to watching Food Network’s Great Food Truck Race, was that there were gourmet food trucks! Food trucks in my mind sell prepared deli meat sandwiches and greasy burgers, if they have a grill. Not something I would go out and find.
This past year’s Great Food Truck Race had a contestant called Roxy’s Grill Cheese. They are from the Boston area and being from New England, they were automatically my favorite.
After the show ended, my boyfriend and I decided we had to go find them. We found their website, which I will put at the end of my post, and picked a day to go. They are in several locations around Boston at different times. We decided to go on a Saturday night and found them down by the Boston University West campus. Parking wasn’t the easiest, since it was Saturday night, but we found a spot on Commonwealth Ave and enjoyed the walk. We dreamed a bit of owning a Boston brownstone…..
We got two sandwiches and swapped halves so we could each try one. Between us we had the Green Muenster Melt and the Mighty Rib Melt. The Green Muenster is muenster cheese, guacamole and bacon. The Mighty Rib is fontina cheese, braised short ribs and caramelized onions. I can honestly say they were the best grilled cheese sandwiches we have ever had.
The bacon was thick and smokey flavored, which worked really well with the homemade guacamole. The braised short ribs were really tender and the caramelized onions just melted in the mouth.
I highly recommend you go to their website, and if you are in the Boston area, visit their truck and grab some food. For me, the Mighty Rib Melt was worth the hour drive (mostly because I missed a turn and ended up on one of the many one way streets!).
If you don’t live in the Boston area, I also recommend you do some research on finding a gourmet food truck in your area. I bet they make something better than what you expect!