Tommy’s Lunch Truck

13 06 2012

You gotta love Tommy’s.  They never go on vacation and they really have the cheapest prices on campus.  The husband and wife are sweet, too.  The food is average, but fine and almost like home cooked.   

I mean, just look at these prices:

Let’s see how their grilled cheese scored.

Overall appearance: 9 Looked good, although it is a tiny sandwich.
Overall taste: 8 Nice flavors, just a little bland.
Size: 8 Teeny tiny, but appropriate for the price.
Greasiness: 9 Just about perfect.
Cheese (quality and quantity): 8 Gooey, melted all the way through, but it could have used one more slice (see price).
Carbohydrate Delivery System: 8 Thin, white bread.
Price: 10 $2.00 Perfect for the quality.
Extras: 9 No inclusions, but the price warrants that.
Service and timing: 10 Quick and friendly.
Accuracy of order: 10

Total score: 89

Nice job, Tommy’s! Thanks for being so reliable.

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



The Busz

1 02 2012

The Burger Busz truck is now just “The Busz” that serves up steaks, wings, and fries.  The Cheese Busz truck, on the same corner, now sells grilled cheese and burgers.  It’s hard to keep up at the intersection of 13th and Norris Streets.

I ordered the Pyro steak (small size for $4.75–I only had a $5 bill on me) with chipotle sauce, spinach, jalapenos, and pepper jack cheese.  I have a high tolerance for pain and spiciness, but even I had to take out the jalapenos to swallow more than two bites.

I really wanted to enjoy this steak sandwich, but my taste buds were fried after a few bites and, even worse, in every other bite I chewed into some gristle.  I really hate gristle in my steak sandwiches.  I don’t think it’s that hard to eliminate the gristle.  If it were just the spiciness I had problems with, I would definitely try another steak there–a more “traditional” selection–but I couldn’t get past that gristle.  There are too many other choices on my corner, and all around campus, to waste my money and calories on The Busz.