There's yet another new food truck in the area, and this one is peddling grilled cheese sandwiches both ordinary and exotic, from the classic American cheese on white to a somewhat heretical brie- and cheddar-laden version of a lobster roll. I'm a big fan of grilled cheese sandwiches, especially when accompanied by a bowl of homemade tomato soup on a chilly Fall evening, so I was curious to sample Grrche's wares even if it was the height of Summer.
My first lunch from the truck wasn't particularly successful. I had ordered one of the fancier sandwiches on the menu, the Dominique, which featured Gorgonzola and Parmesan cheeses, grilled chicken breast, arugula, and a walnut pesto on my choice of white or wheat. (Every sandwich comes with a pickle spear and the choice of an apple or a bag of chips on the side, which is a nice touch.)
I've probably mentioned this in past food truck reviews, but the entrance to my building is literally across the street from the officially City-sanctioned truck stop, so I don't have far to go to get my lunch fix. Yet my sandwich was unpleasantly soggy by the time I jogged it to my office. It was also a bit greasy, which can be expected of grilled cheese sandwiches, but coupled with extreme sog, there was just a bit too much moisture. Not only that, the bonus pickle spear, which had been pre-wrapped in waxed paper that had been taped shut, immediately soaked a wet hole in the bottom of the bag, and was rather difficult to unwrap without getting both hands covered in pickle juice.
Grilled cheese sandwiches still seem like a really great idea for a food truck, and with a little more fine-tuning, I think GrrChe has promise. Especially on chilly Fall afternoons, when a nice grilled cheddar on wheat would be great lunch alongside a cup of hot tomato basil (or even broccoli cheese) soup.
Posted by theminx on Minxeats.com.
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