Best of Boston

2015 Best Empire Builder

Roxy’s Gourmet Grilled Cheese

After competing on the 2011 season of the Food Network’s The Great Food Truck Race, brothers James and Mike DiSabatino parlayed their signature brand of mayo-slathered grilled cheese into two trucks, an Allston brick-and-mortar, and a sweet stand just outside Fenway Park. While their restaurant venture has seen a transition from cheese-on-bread to flat-top burgers and poutine swimming in beef gravy, James says a forthcoming expansion (two locations are due to open in 2015) will delve further into the canon of elevated comfort food.

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