Green Truck grilled cheese

24 05 2012

I love the “Sexy” Green Truck and its story. The grilled cheese was just as special.

Overall appearance: 10 Nice shape and size, good toasting on the bread, wrapped in waxed paper.
Overall taste: 9 Nice flavors, just a little bland.
Size: 9 Not too big, not too small.
Greasiness: 9 Just about perfect. Could have been a bit moister on the inside.
Cheese (quality and quantity): 10 Ooey gooey white sliced (probably) cheese, melted all the way through.
Carbohydrate Delivery System: 9 Thick, white bread
Price: 10 $2.75 Perfect for the quality.  A standard grilled cheese shouldn’t be over $3.
Extras: 9 No inclusions, but the price warrants that.
Service and timing: 10 Quick (although it was technically before noon–later in the lunch hour it gets crowded) and friendly
Accuracy of order: 10

Total score: 95

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Richie’s Deli and Pizza

17 05 2012

Let the battle continue.  This is proving harder than I expected as most of the trucks have boarded up shop for the summer.  Richie’s is one of the most popular food stands on campus, and I have yet to figure out why.  Most of what I have ever ordered there has been mediocre and the service isn’t incredible.  How did Richie’s do in my grilled cheese battle?  Not great.

20120517-131440.jpgOverall appearance: 8 Not toasted quite enough–too much white
Overall taste: 6 It was quite tasteless, even with the ham added in.
Size: 8 Not too big, not too small.
Greasiness: 5 Not enough! Did they grill it without butter? It was SO dry. Dryer than E & E’s.
Cheese (quality and quantity): 6 Tasteless and not very much in there. But maybe they under-compensated because I asked for ham.
Carbohydrate Delivery System: 6 Average white bread that was barely toasted.
Price: 5 $3.75 because I ordered ham. A regular grilled cheese would have been $3 and would have been way to much for the quality.
Extras: 8 None included but I ordered ham for an extra $.75. Two slices of really cheap ham.
Service and timing: 7 Not very friendly and I had to wait a while, I think because lots of people had placed advanced orders.
Accuracy of order: 9 It was almost a lower score. They gave my sandwich to someone else but caught their mistake as she was walking away.

Total score: 68

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E & E

3 05 2012

I went back to basics this time.  Not every grilled cheese is “gourmet,” ya know.  E&E is a newer truck on the south end of campus right outside of Ritter Hall.  Let’s see how they fared:

Overall appearance: 10 Nice shape and size, good toasting on the bread.
Overall taste: 8 It tasted like a standard grilled cheese–nothing special but, as I’ve said before, it’s hard to mess up a grilled cheese.
Size: 8 Not too big, not too small.
Greasiness: 6 Not enough! Did they grill it without butter? It was dry.
Cheese (quality and quantity): 7 Ooey gooey processed sliced cheese. But it didn’t extend to the crusts, which was a disappointment.
Carbohydrate Delivery System: 8 Average white bread
Price: 7 $2.75  OK for a standard grilled cheese but $2.25 would be fairer.
Extras: 8 None included (see price)
Service and timing: 10 Quick and friendly
Accuracy of order: 10

Total score: 72

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