Boston’s best grilled cheese.

 




Pimento Melt Re-Do

April 10th, 2014

So we launched a tasty sandwich a few weeks ago with house made spicy pimento cheese, chipotles, jalapeños, Grillo’s Pickles, and two slices of tomato. It was a recipe Corey (truck manager) came up with. Pimento cheese is a southern spread, and Corey grew up in Kentucky and Lousiana, so it seemed like a perfect fit to give him his own sandwich. When we developed the sandwich, we used pickle chips, which was perfect. As soon as it came time to launch the sandwich, we found out Grillo’s was out of chips and only had spears. We thought it would be a good idea to chop the pickles up and add them to the pimento spread, and after a few days we realized it wasn’t the same as the one we settled on during trials.

So we changed it up a bit. We took the jalapeños out of the spread, and added them to the chopped pickles and brine, so the jalapeños pickle a bit overnight. We’re happy with this one. We’re sorry if you got one you didn’t love. If you did, let us know, and we’ll make you the new one.

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Now hiring for Allston!

March 20th, 2014

lineIt’s been a long time in the making, but we’re hiring for Allston as well as the trucks for Spring and Summer! Requirements: must love smiling + be able to commit to at least 3 days a week. We can teach you the rest. Sound like something you’d be into? Send your resume, availability, and a little bit about yourself to workatroxys@gmail.com

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Roxy's Year End Lists

December 30th, 2013

It’s been a massive year for us here at Camp Roxy’s, and we asked some of our team and our friends to contribute their top 10 of 2013. Thanks to all of our friends for making this our biggest year yet! Feel free to peruse at your leisure!

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James DiSabatino

Founder / Owner – Roxy’s

 

Record – Daft Punk Random Access Memories

Meal – 30 Courses at Playground 2.0 in Santa Ana (Thanks Jason Quinn!)

Trip – Burgers + Koreatown LA in March

Guilty Pleasure – Kimchi Tortilla Chips (pictured above)

TV – Watching all of Breaking Bad in three weeks

Party – Boston Bites Back @ Fenway Park – maybe the coolest thing Roxy’s has ever been a part of

Pie – McDundee Pie Competitions – @JM Curley, KO in Eastie, and Lincoln Southie

Addiction – Finding sleep therapy by falling asleep to Radiolab, This American Life, or Star Talk every night

Funny – Getting to the Comedy Cellar twice. Getting to see Louis CK in a random auditorium in Lowell.

Achievement – Signing a lease for our first brick and mortar, opening in Allston REAL soon.

 

2014 – Roxy’s Brick and Mortar, getting out of my comfort zone, eating more hamburgers, spending more time with family!

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Name – Samuel Jackson
Claim to fame – Being Australian and occasionally banging out a pie or 2
2013 Top 10 - In no particular order.
- Mick Dundee pie throw downs – getting to spend more time with my chef mates all in the name of fun, helping out where we can and for the love of a good fucking PIE!
- Boston Bites Back – Being part of something special. Watching it all come together and understanding why we are in,  and absolutely love, the hospitality industry in this town.
- The KO team. They all pitched in and took it to another level. Everyone gets the madness and somehow believes in the stupid shit I dream of….AND they are starting to think just as crazy which warms my cold little heart
- Food in Boston and beyond. From that fucking lamb belly at puritan and co to the meal i had down at North in Providence and a few beef heart and bone marrow pizzas in between from Coppa…thats just to name a few and I feel like a cunt not going on and on with much, much more…. So much amazing food in this town done by people who give so much of a shit for their craft. Thank you.
- Sara and Rui. 2 amazing people who politely told cancer to go fuck itself. No whinging, no bullshit. Hard core people who i’m in awe of.
- Music. Just like the food part, bloody hard to narrow into a sentence or 2. Nick Cave at the Orpheum. Records from Kurt Vile, Arctic Monkeys, QOTSA, The National, Kanye West. RIP Lou Reed you rocked my world.
- Mates. I don’t see em enough and wish i’d be free to be more of one myself but when I do it is always great. You’re all amazing people and all know who you are.You’ve got my back and i’ve got yours. Thanks for the memories, another great year and awesome to make new ones in 2013.
- Smuggler. Little fucking champ.
- The UK. Was good to see you. It had been a while and I thoroughly enjoyed seeing you again. Lets do that again sometime soon.
- The socceroos. You made it tough on us all but ultimately you qualified for the ultimate world cup. June 2014 is gonna be one for the ages.
2014 is going to be epic. I look forward to every day that it has. Simple as that.
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Name: MK
Claim to fame: Roxy’s ex chief innovator aka obsessive compulsive grill master and creator of the upcoming food truck board game
Top ten of 2013:
1. Book: Ready Player One – Ernest Cline
2. Movie: The Way Way Back
3. Music video: Dan Deacon – True Thrush http://youtu.be/XnXiXlF7olo
4. YouTube sensation: ‘the natural living man’ in Montana http://youtu.be/_LwR0c-CE5g
5. Camping trip: lake umbagog remote canoe campspots
6. Thing eaten: Ramen at “Ramen Dojo” in San Mateo, CA
7. Cocktail: DTO aka “daiquiri time out” aka super simple daiquiri
8. App: minecraft pocket edition – no joke – hours lost
9. Meal replacement: JM Curley’s thanksgiving poutine
10. Aperitif: Fernet Branca for life
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Mei Li / Mei Mei Food Truck/Brick and Mortar
okay, mei mei crew top 10. 
1. we opened our freaking restaurant! cray cray.
2. we got certified sustainable by the Sustainable Business Network and won a Greenovate Award from Mayor Menino.
3. we catered a whole bunch of awesome food truck weddings, including two for the mei mei crew! tris got married, mei got married again (to the same guy), irene and max made a portrait of the bride and groom out of cheese. it rocked.
4. max’s beautiful carrots & seeds dish was in boston magazine. so pwetty.
5. andy bought a super awesome shave ice machine. we fed a rhubarb syrup, condensed milk, thai basil shave ice to Governor Deval Patrick and he said ‘SHUT UP’. it was hilarious.
6. the truck was featured on WGBH! hooray neighborhood kitchens.
7.  we did a sweetass popup called the big ol pig with washington square tavern and served up a 400lb pig alongside brews from peak organic, high & mighty, bantam cider, berkshire brewing company, night shift, jack’s abby and pretty things. all our favorite beers and our favorite people in one place.
8. one of our absolute favorite chefs in the world, yotam ottolenghi, visited the food truck.  days later, he wrote about it on his blog. months later, he mentioned the truck in this guardian piece on street food. weeks later, we are still freaking out.
9. we ran a kickstarter campaign and raised 125% of our goal! we are so thankful to the many many people who supported and spread the word. we also supported some other awesome local projects that shot past their goal - chef nookie’s commonwealth restaurantjackson and cassandria’s fresh food generation truck, hopster‘s brew-your-own spot in newton,city growers‘ urban farming & more.
10.  watching so many of our friends do amazing things this year! our buds at north and ribelle got stellar globe reviews, our food truck buddies roxy’s, pennypackers, bon me and more have opened or are working on brick & mortars, brewer friends like trillum and night shift opened or expanded, fairsted kitchen, brownwyn and asta opened and became our new top spots, union square donuts taught the city what amazing donuts could be, bagelsaurus at cutty’s did the same for bagels, the greenway opened its carousel, journeyman moved to a sweet no menu format, our buds brian and jake won zagat 30 under 30, and so much more cool stuff happened that we can’t even remember. it’s all been an awesome blur. can’t wait for 2014!
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Jonathan Soroff, columnist and author
1. Publishing my novel, “Crimes of Fashion,” which EVERYONE should purchase (just click here! http://www.amazon.com/Crimes-Fashion-Women-Empire-Claws/dp/1482017474)
2. Having my portrait painted by Yoshi Mizutani and unveiled at a party hosted by Skinner Auctioneers
3. Traveling to New Zealand
4. Discovering that St. Barth is actually pretty chill
5. Logging major time on Martha’s Vineyard
6. Falling in love with Nantucket in the summer again
7. Discovering the fashion designer Lars Anderssen
8. Hosting Passover and Thanksgiving for the first time ever
9. Skiing as much as possible last winter
10. Watching a lightning storm track up Vineyard Sound while sitting next to the love of my life
2014? Gotta start writing the sequel to “Crimes of Fashion.”
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Adam 12

Production Director/Afternoon Presenter, Boston.com’s RadioBDC

Top 12 albums of 2013

01) Local Natives ‘Hummingbird’

02) White Lies ‘Big TV’

03) Ra Ra Riot ‘Beta Love’

04) Guards ‘In Guards We Trust’

05) Phoenix ‘Bankrupt!’

06) Frightened Rabbit ‘Pedestrian Verse’

07) Daughter ‘If You Leave’

08) Bastille ‘Bad Blood’

09) Daft Punk ‘Random Access Memories’

10) Cheetahs ‘Extended Plays’

11) Low ‘The Invisible Way’

12) Surfer Blood ‘Pythons’

 

What I’m looking forward to in 2014? A new album and tour from one of my favorite bands, Mogwai, and another slate of Live in the Lab sessions on RadioBDC!

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Jesse Brackenbury, Chief Operating Officer, Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy

 

(The Rose Kennedy Greenway is a mile-and-a-half of contemporary parks in the heart of Boston. The Greenway, a roof garden atop a highway tunnel, connects people and the city with beauty and fun. The non-profit Conservancy maintains, programs, and improves the Greenway on behalf of the public and in partnership with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.)

 

The Greenway’s Top 10 in 2013 includes great accomplishments and fun recognition:

1.      In winter, we landed a $1.5M gift from The Tiffany & Co. Foundation that completed the capital campaign for the Greenway Carousel and began construction. We opened Labor Day weekend, on-time and on-budget. The Carousel—the most accessible in New England—features animals native to Boston (cod, lobster, skunk, and 10 more) instead of horses. It has become a landmark destination already, with attendance exceeding our expectations.

2.      In the spring, our staff renovated the signature Rings Fountain, moving 100,000 pounds of pavers to fix hundreds of pipes, shooters, lights and more.

3.      In May, the Greenway welcomed Roxy’s and other Boston food trucks who defeated their NYC counterparts at the second Food Truck Throwdown. The Throwdown was one of 370+ free eventsheld on the Greenway in 2013.

4.      Also in May, we held our most important fundraising event, the Greenway Gala, in the park for the first time. Hundreds of attendees helped the Conservancy raises hundreds of thousand dollars to support our non-profit’s maintenance, programming, and improvement of the park.

5.      In July, we were delighted to begin caring for the Armenian Heritage Park through a competitively awarded 3-year contract with the Armenian Heritage Foundation.

6.      In September, we welcomed the new Matthew Ritchie mural and said goodbye to the Os Gemeos mural on the Greenway Wall at Dewey Square Park. These murals are part of the Greenway Conservancy’s strategy of temporary exhibitions of contemporary public art.

7.      This year, we received over 3000 hours of volunteer help, ten-times the amount of just 3 years ago. Come volunteer to contribute to the stewardship of the park and learn about our organic practices from our horticulture staff.

 

In recognition of our work:

8.      We won a Greenovate award from Mayor Menino for our innovative sustainability practices. The Greenway is Boston’s only organically maintained public park and one of a handful of organically maintained urban parks in the United States. And the Greenway Conservancy was named one of Boston’s leading environmental organizations by GreatNonProfits.org on the strength of reviews by the public.

9.      We were honored as one of Boston’s “50 on Fire” for Arts & Entertainment by BostInno. Thisarticle and video includes other winners, such as Mei Mei Street Kitchen and the ICA.

10.    The Boston Globe named the Greenway the “People’s Park” in a glowing front page article – and that was before the Globe’s front page coverage of the Greenway Carousel, Matthew Ritchie mural, and Celebrity Series pianos.

 

In 2014, we’ll continue with organic care, 300+ free annual events, food trucks, Greenway Carousel, and public art. In the new year we’re looking for new people to join us in creating fun and beauty on the Greenway – see our Jobs page.

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Chris Reddy

Food Truck Jesus/Party Man Awesome

My top 10 record releases from 2013:
1.Acid Rap- Chance The Rapper
2.Negativity- Deer Tick
3.L’Ami Du Peuple- Owen
4.Reflektor- Arcade Fire
5.Blowout- The So So Glos
6.20/20 Experience Pt. I- Justin Timberlake
7.Blur the Line- Those Darlins
8.Talon Of The Hawk- The Front Bottoms
9.Paradise Valley- John Mayer
10.Trap Lord- A$AP Ferg

Looking forward to in 2014:
Cope- Manchester Orchestra
Flockaveli II- Waka Flocka Flame
Fly International Luxurious Art- Raekwon
The Grand Budapest Hotel (Film)
Dumb And Dumber To (Film)
Sin City: A Dame To Kill For (Film)
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Name: Patrick Gaggiano
Claim to Fame: Master of Ceremonies at Fairsted Kitchen
So here’s what I loved about this year:
Fatty Crab in NYC (Meat Packing District) – best meal I had all year – quail egg shooters stuffed with 4 various fillings, spiciest to least spicy. Insane – also the tequila here flows like water and the bartenders are the most friendly and kick ass in the city.
Bangerz – no explanation needed. It’s the god damn sequel to the Beatles White Album. Every song better than the next. And if you disagree than you are un-American and no friend of mine good sir. And Miley Cyrus turned 21 – so I’m convinced she will walk into the bar any night now.
Homeland is back – thank god. I definitely don’t watch the real news so this is the next best thing into thinking I am actually up to date on current events.
Honestly thats about the entirety of what I remember from 2013 – so I’m looking forward to rehab for 2014.
Gaggiano out!
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Name: Kevin Merriam
Claim to Fame: Roxy’s Crew/Stoughton Straight Edge
Top 10 (in no particular order): Fest ’13, getting hired at Roxy’s, putting out the Maura record, Mei Mei’s porridge, Drake – Nothing Was The Same, getting tattoo’d by Franz Stefanik, eating at Sweet P’s Barbecue in Knoxville, The National – Trouble Will Find Me, seeing AFI, buying my Fuji Feather
2014: Opening the Roxy’s restaurant, getting tattoo’d by traveling tattoers, putting out a new Maura record, eating more awesome food.
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-Emma Hollander
-general manager, bartender, hospitality ninja at Trina’s Starlite Lounge
-favorite things of 2013:
-following TS Maddison of bigdickbitch.com on vine
-i went to vieques and san juan for a week with ten of my drunkin besties to celebrate my 30th. it was epic, to say the least
-i have successfully brought the espresso martini back from the dead. i made it my new years resolution last year
-one big ass snow storm happened last winter, and my homies at roxy’s took over the kitchen. it was epic.
-i shaved my head in support of a friend and co-worker going through chemo. it was beyond liberating.
-i rescued two cats off of the street and named them chicken and waffle. they’re a mother daughter duo, and super cute, and mostly retarded. waffle has 6 toes on each paw and chicken just got an abortion.
-my parents adopted a teenager from burundi, and she’s totally awesome.
-i started a sex book book group. we haven’t met yet, but it’s already hilarious
-state park opened last week, and i have a feeling it’s going to be one of my most favorite bars. finally, someone opened a bar that’s meant to be a bar
-i worked all of cedric’s wednesday shifts at silvertone, with michael stevens, for a month! silvertone is my favorite bar, and michael and cedric are two of my favorite bartenders in the city
-i pushed evan harrison into a snow bank he was peeing in as he was peeing.
i look forward to:
-having more hilarious moments and vacations with my ridiculously awesome friends
-making starlite bigger and better than ever
-having more home cooked meals
-spending as time on a beach as possible
-not taking anything too serious – laugh as much as possible!
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Holiday Hours

December 24th, 2013

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We’re closing for a few days for the Holidays. Catch us back by Friday. Happy Holidays, everyone!

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86 Tomatoes, For Now

December 11th, 2013

Winter is my least favorite time of year. I have to wear a jacket. It gets dark at 4pm. And tomatoes really suck. I talked to Ben, the produce purchaser for Katsiroubas (our produce company) and he recommended we refrain from purchasing them. We got some anyways and he was right – they were probably the worst tomatoes I’ve eaten in my life. So we decided to get rid of tomatoes for the rest of the season. That means no Rookie Melt for the time being. Don’t worry, our soup isn’t going anywhere.

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