Archive | May, 2012

Roxy’s Grilled Cheese

22 May

Roxy's Grilled Cheese TruckRoxy’s Grilled Cheese reigns as the big name in the Boston food truck circuit—even those who don’t regularly visit food trucks are familiar with the Roxy logo featuring a modern emo-esk Wendy mischievously peeking out from behind her grilled cheese.

Roxy’s Grilled Cheese has been featured on Food Network’s The Great Food Truck Race and numerous other publications, so I was thrilled by the opportunity to finally review this food truck.

I decided to stick with ordering the standard grilled cheese, although Roxy’s offers a number of tasty upgrades such as the Green Muenster Melt, featuring muenster cheese, guacamole, and bacon, or the Mighty Rib Melt, loaded with braised ribs, caramelized onions, and fontina cheese.

Due to immense food truck fame, you’re bound to encounter a line at Roxy’s. Although I had to wait a bit for my grilled cheese, the folks at Roxy’s were friendly and the grilled cheese didn’t disappoint.

Roxy’s Grilled Cheese Review

The sandwich itself was all you can hope for in a grilled cheese – sharp cheddar cheese that leaves a bite on your tongue, toasty grilled bread moist with the right touch of grease, and thick slices of tomato. While I didn’t get a chance to try the truffle fries, I hear those are pretty delicious as well.

Roxy's Grilled Cheese

I recommend adding a dollop of sriracha sauce to up the spice level a bit. I’m no hot sauce lover, but the sriracha really gave the grilled cheese just the kick it needed.

A basic grilled cheese will set you back $5, which is fair enough.

Roxy’s Grilled Cheese gets 4 out of 5 forks

Roxy’s serves up tried and true tastes of home that will satisfy anyone’s urge for cheesy delight.

Have you visited Roxy’s Grilled Cheese truck? What do you think?

Mei Mei Street Kitchen: Creative Cuisine

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Mei Mei Street Kitchen is a food truck that serves Chinese-American food with a modern twist.  Mei Mei’s is run by three siblings, joined together to fight against the forces of lack-luster Chinese food and bring dumplings to a higher standard.Mei Mei's Street Kitchen Food Truck

Mei Mei Street Kitchen food is made with locally sourced, sustainable ingredients, which means a 100% guilt-free lunch!

The folks at Mei Mei Street Kitchen are incredibly friendly and eager to chat with customers. They even handed out some awesome almond and green tea macaroons during the lunch time rush to make up for a small backup.

During my visit I got to meet Mei, the sis that shares her name with the food truck, and we talked about their rockin’ new spot on Stuart St. while her brother sizzled up some dumplings behind her on the grill. Dynamite team!

Mei Mei food truck has a rotating menu, offering various dishes depending on when you visit. It’s incredibly fun to follow Mei Mei’s food truck on twitter and see what their latest taste creation is. They are true food truck pioneers, often experimenting with new dishes.

Mei Mei Street Kitchen: Delectable Dumplings

Mei Mei offers a few dumpling variations. Being the meat-lover I am, I decided to try Mei Mei’s Blue Cheese and Pork dumplings.

Mei Mei's Dumplings

My experience with dumplings hasn’t always been stellar. Like many PF Changs eating Americans, I’m accustomed to dumplings being the obligatory Chinese food appetizer. With ordinary dumplings you’ll often encounter a thick outer shell with only the most meager sliver of meat tucked deep within folds of dough.

Mei Mei food truck breaks the common dumpling expectations by loading their dumplings with meat – good meat too! Shredded pork and savory blue cheese. I was at first doubtful that three dumplings could fill me up for lunch, but after only two I felt stuffed!

What is this new glorious dumpling that Mei Mei’s food truck has made? These aren’t your run-of-the-mill appetizers though—these dumplings are meals in their own right.

Three dumplings will cost you $5 – a cheap and filling lunch that will change the way you think about dumplings.

MeiMei Street Kitchen rescues the dumpling from its unfulfilling role as the pre-meal, SMG loaded snack and turns it into a main course worthy of admiration. Congratulations to the dumpling, who has finally found a caretaker to bring it from obscurity to stardom.

Scallion Pancake Sandwiches and Porky Rice Balls

If you love scallion pancakes, you will want to marry and devote your entire life to Mei Mei scallion pancake sandwiches, aka the Double Awesome Choose your veggie or carni(vore) option.Mei Mei's Scallion Pancake Sandwich

I went with the red-cooked braised beef, potatoes, and cheddar cheese scallion pancake sandwich, and it is truly divine.

Equally awe-inspiring are Mei Mei’s creative concoction of fried porky rice balls—a moist rice ball gently fried, with a pack of pork in the middle. It’s OK, you can drool. Drool away.

Mei Mei Street Kitchen gets 4 out of 5 forks.

Mei Mei Street Kitchen exemplifies what a great food truck can be—a chance to test out a wide array of wondrous food creations that leave customers forever indebted for blessing their taste buds. Mei Mei’s will surprise and delight you – an absolute food truck must-have!

Find out when Mei Mei food truck is in your neck of the woods, and share with us your experience! What is your favorite dish?’

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