Gooey Grilled Cheese Truck Rolling Into Midtown
By Kiratiana Freelon on March 22, 2011 12:45pm
By Jill Colvin
MIDTOWN — Gorilla Cheese NYC, a new food truck specializing in grilled cheese sandwiches, is set to hit the streets next month.
The new company promises to take "comfort food and home cooking to a new level" with nine varieties of the cheesy, kid-friendly treat, according to their website.
The menu begins with the classic American cheese on white "after-school grilled cheese your mom used to make" variety for $4.25. But that's just the beginning.
The menu also features culinary concoctions including the "Brooklyn Special" with Asiago, prosciutto di parma on a panini with aioli, a mac and cheese version topped with pulled pork and onions, and a grilled shrimp sandwich, served with bacon and Gruyere on rye bread with chili lime butter.
The truck will also offer sides, including tater tots, tomato soup and mac & cheese, as well as dipping sauces such as sweet and sour thai chili and sriracha soy mayo. For dessert, the truck will offer home-made grilled s'mores.
A preliminary schedule on Gorilla's website says it plans to circulate throughout Manhattan with stops at Broadway and West 45th Street, Times Square, Wall Street, Lincoln Center, Union Square, Bryant Park and the Fulton Street Market.
Gorilla Cheese NYC's founders did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
The truck's progress can be tracked on its Twitter feed, at gcnyc1.