Words and Photos by Rachel Rex
You may have seen Roxy’s Food Truck on BU’s campus before, but did you know that you can eat its delicious grilled cheeses at an actual restaurant as well? Roxy’s offers fast and delicious food in a casual, quirky space right in Allston. When Fred Chang, Amanda Barone, and I decided to grab dinner one Friday night, we decided to visit this Boston staple.
Of course, Roxy’s Grilled Cheese is known for the food right in its title, so I opted for the three-cheese sandwich and wasn’t disappointed. The pain de mie bread was buttery, golden, and crunchy. Each type of cheese varied in texture, so each bite was unique; this sandwich was a classic grilled cheese with a gourmet twist, leaving me a happy customer.
Unlike the original food truck, Roxy’s Allston location also offers burgers and poutine. I only got a grilled cheese, but that didn’t stop me from sampling some poutine off of Fred’s plate; the fries were salted perfectly and absorbed the light gravy and chewy cheese curds, making for a rich, salty taste that was definitely addicting.
Roxy’s knows how to put an artisanal spin on a beloved classic, which also showed in its décor. Rustic metal chairs stood out against the brightly-colored walls, which were decorated in funny images and typographic quotes from TV shows and comics. In the corner sat an old-school Ms. Pac-man game and pinball machine; a sign on them told customers that quarters to play were available at the register.
While the restaurant has a casual atmosphere, there is nothing rushed about Roxy’s. Both the food and the establishment itself combine old-school favorites with quirky modernity, creating a good vibe for a quick bite to eat with friends.
Roxy’s Grilled Cheese
485 Cambridge St., Allston, MA 02134