I am seriously catching food truck fever. And I’m not alone. Food trucks have taken America by storm over the past several years, and Columbus is one of their biggest supporters. With our love of festivals and family events in Central Ohio, it’s no wonder that the owner of The Cheesy Truck, Rick Harrison Wolfe, moved his mobile business from Los Angeles, CA, and drove it straight to Columbus.
The Cheesy Truck has been in business for two years now, and in that short time has developed quite the fan base. As they’ve traveled around Central Ohio, they have picked up a variety of awards and nominations for “Best Food Truck” at various competitions, and several of their sandwiches have been awarded “Best of” honors as well. Their food has been featured in local magazines and on Columbus food-related websites, and has been touted as a “must try”. As soon as I saw this truck at a local festival I attended last month, I knew that this would be my lunch destination.
Their motto is, “We serve sandwiches with great cheese and love.” With the grilled cheese as the foundation of their culinary outline, The Cheesy Truck has expanded very nicely upon this basic childhood staple, and has kicked it up a HUGE notch with their unique sandwich creations. Some of their most popular choices include a sandwich called the Vegas Strip (Cheddar/Jack blend cheese, fried egg, thick-cut applewood smoked bacon on grilled sourdough bread), one called the Country Gentleman (Cheddar/Jack blend cheese, OHIO fried bologna and mustard on country white bread), and then there’s the Sweet Goat (Goat cheese blended with Italian herbs, olive oil and sun-dried tomatoes, topped with basil and a light drizzle of honey on grilled sourdough bread). Like any food truck, their choices may differ from event to event, depending on various factors, but you can always expect to get the freshest product no matter what’s on the menu.
I opted for their Royale sandwich (Truck-made, creamy mac & cheese with truck-made BBQ pulled pork on grilled Texas Toast). Combining two of my favorite foods inside of a buttery, garlicy, delicious fortress of calorie-laden love crust couldn’t be a bad thing, could it?
Look at this and tell me you don’t want one of these right now? It was pretty tasty. It was a decent sized sandwich – perhaps not as big as you might expect for its $7.00 pricetag, but big enough to satisfy my hunger at the time. The pulled pork was both sweet and tangy, as well as tender and moist, and the mac & cheese added great balance to the sandwich. It wasn’t quite as cheesy as I was expecting, though. If I ordered this again (which I’m sure I will), I think I’ll ask them to melt an extra slice of cheddar inside for me. If I were making a list of my top 5 favorite, current food trucks in Columbus, I’d seriously have to consider throwing The Cheesy Truck in the mix.
Right now, we are at the height of the festival and summer activity season, and if you live in or around Central Ohio, The Cheesy Truck will most likely be parked somewhere near you. I will seek these guys out the next time I’m feeling the food truck vibe. You might want to do the same.