A Somewhat Magical Experience
I must admit that I love the “concept” of the trendy “Food Trucks”. They roll on up and serve higher-end sandwiches, etc. that you wouldn’t normally see on a Canteen truck.
I’ve been to Food Truck Rodeos, where many trucks gather, followed trucks to locations and they weren’t there and still have kept the faith because NONE of them have been able to execute very well and I am hoping that one of them will be able to. We may have received the item that we ordered, but it wasn’t exactly a ballet.
This week we went to see The Magic Cheese Truck at the Motley Rice Office Building for lunch to see if the Truck could deliver.
|Lining Up For Magic|
We arrived a bit before 1:00 p.m. and although there were a few people at the truck, I really thought that the lunch rush might be over.
The menu is simple – grilled cheese sandwiches and one option of a chili dog. The grilled cheese sandwiches are creative – 4 Cheese (plus bacon, if you’d like), Turkey, Artichoke and Parmesan, Homemade Pimento Cheese on Sourdough. Etc, and my personal favorite, Fried Bologna and American cheese.
After a brief wait in line we placed our order for a 4 Cheese plus bacon and a Fried Bologna and American cheese – try to figure out what that will cost me on the Weight Watchers Point System, but I only ate half of it!
You can also get chips, candy, cookies or a drink, but that whole process was confusing. These items were just places out on tables or in a closed cooler and one point I actually thought that they might be free or included in the price of the sandwich. I hope that they don’t have much theft with these items as it would certainly be easy to walk off with them.
The prices were reasonable $5.00 to $7.50 (tax included), and after we received our sandwiches it was more than worth the price.
There is however, something to be said about a person’s time. If you are on a 30 minute lunch break eating at this truck would be stressful. We, along with 11 others waited a good 17+ minutes for our sandwiches. It seemed like sandwiches were coming out in groups of “5” and then there would be a very, very long lull during which nothing was served. At the same time the owners were also lamenting, “Does anyone have any $1’s” This part of experience was rather frustrating.
When we did finally receive our lunch it was terrific. My Fried Bologna and American cheese had a top and bottom layer of cheese in which two delicious slices of Fried Baloney fit perfectly. I found out after we had lunch that their bread is from a local baker, Normandy Farms and it was just awesome.
|Four Cheese With Bacon|
|Inside the Magic Cheese Truck|
Where The Magic Is Made
I thought it was nice touch that they included a small ramekin of tomato soup with the sandwich. This was advertised “for dippin” and dip we did. The soup was homemade, rich, thick and delicious. A Dum Dums sucker was also added to the dish as a dessert – cute.
My husband’s 4 Cheese and Bacon was outstanding. What appeared to be “made to order bacon” was cooked just right – not too greasy, nice and crisp. He couldn’t say enough about it. He additionally ate the soup, sucker and the other half of my sandwich :0)
I would go back to this Food Truck if I had the time to spare because the food is terrific, but if you’re in a hurry it’s not for you.
We gave the Magic Cheese Truck 4 out of a possible 5 plates.