By Dana Ferrante ’17
Unknown to most students, Friday and Sunday are arguably the best days to get food in the Science Center Plaza. Absurdity? Not in the slightest. Go to Roxy’s Gourmet Grilled Cheese food truck and you’ll find out why.
Featured on Food Network’s The Great Food Truck Race a few years back, this food truck brings originality and herbs to some classic greasy food staples. Even better, it’s not nearly as overpriced as many food trucks seem to be nowadays, making it a great option for your stomach and wallet.
The basic menu includes, of course, an assortment of grilled cheese varieties. You can start off basic with the classic grilled cheese with 5 different types of cheese to pick from (fontina, cheddar, muenster, swiss and pimento), or go wild with the Green Muenster ( muenster cheese, guacamole, and bacon) or the Allston (goat cheese, fig jam, caramelized onions, and arugula ). To make things even more indulgent, you can add bacon to any sandwich for just a dollar. Unlike the typical half-butter, half-bread ratio of most grilled cheese sandwiches, Roxy’s instead puts mayonnaise on the bread to get a crispy, grilled texture.
But Roxy’s Gourmet Grilled Cheese is much, much more than grilled cheese. It’s four types of decked-out burgers grilled to order, three different types of dipping sauce, and best of all, truffle fries. I repeat: truffle fries.
In line for the world’s most addicting food, these fries are consistently crispy, perfectly seasoned with rosemary and salt, and bathed in the distinct (some even say pungent) flavor of truffle oil. Truffles, a type of mushroom, are a very expensive staple ingredient of haute cuisine, and are typically found on menus with the words “quail” and “foie gras”. Essentially, Roxy’s truffle fries are pretty much the fanciest greasy food you will ever hold in your hand. And forget about ketchup, there’s enough flavor to get you through a week’s worth of dining hall food.
Thanks to DAPA, the Roxy’s food truck was parked outside of Pforzheimer and Currier House this past Saturday from 10pm-2am, serving up fries, shandy, and all sorts of melted-cheese dreams. I guess the Quad isn’t that bad after all.