Food Freaks

1 Fort Greene Park Brooklyn, NY 11201


Grilled cheese may seem simple, but to Stephen Cusato, Dave Cusato, and John Coppola—known collectively as the Food Freaks—the art of bread and cheese is anything but. The trio grills eight types of sandwiches within their bright yellow food truck, including the classic Old School—made with a single cheese such as gouda and a choice of homemade sauce—and the chicken-parmesan grilled cheese, prepared with fresh mozzarella from Casa Della Mozzarella. Perhaps their most crowd-pleasing creation, however, is the short rib, which was lauded by Ligaya Mishan of the New York Times as an "impeccably proportioned sandwich of short rib, Gruyère and blackberry jam on sourdough." It also caught the attention of CBS New York’s food critic, who went on to applaud the Food Freaks for their signature side dish, deep-fried brussels sprouts tossed with agave syrup and served with a permission slip that lets you get out of eating broccoli. Lately, the trio has branched out from grilled cheese with their Banh Mi concept, with which they grill up three baguette-bound Vietnamese sandwiches: the pork-belly banh me, the chicken banh mi, and the mushroom banh mi.

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