Food Truck Review: ScratchtruckAuthor: WIBIA | Filed under: Food Reviews, Food Truck, Location: Indianapolis, IN
I have been to Scratchtruck a myriad of times over the last six months. I will post it on Twitter, but a review has never graced the long form blog. They actually know me on a first name basis. I usually go when they are at Upland Brewery Tasting Room every Thursday and Saturday night. It is truly one of the best food and beer combos in the business right now.
What I Ate:
Scratch Burger (1/3 lb custom ground burger, bacon marmalade, arugula and gorgonzola cheese served on a fresh, toasted soft roll) with fries; $8.00.
I really like this burger. I am not sure what the grind ratio on it is, but I don’t think that it is 80/20, as it is crazy juicy. To be honest, they could dial back the grease a little bit, but that it the only flaw. I like the egg bun that it is on and the arugula gives it a little bit of pepper that I love in a burger. The gorgonzola adds a level of richness that is a welcomed addition.
Scratch Royal (Pork Shoulder, Tilamook Cheddar, BBQ sauce carmelized onion and Mac and Cheese ) with fries was a special that week; $9.00.
It was amazing and should probably be on the regular menu. Gotta love Mac on a sandwich.
Scratch Grilled Cheese (Munster & Colby Jack cheese, red wine braised short rib, carmelized onions and arugula, served on toasted honey white bread) with fries; $9.00.
This is my favorite thing on the standard menu. They have a menu that rotates and one that has new items that change every week. Check out their website for schedule and menu. I am not 100% sure this should be called a grilled cheese. The sandwich does have enough butter on the bread to remind me of my butter loving grandma, but it is really about the braised short rib. It is a really good sandwich.
Would I Buy It Again? YES. Great service and outstanding food. The fries are some of my favorite in the city. They have killer poutine fries that are lights out. I haven’t had a bad meal here and I doubt that I ever will. My only recommendation would be more towards Upland’s side to where I think that it would be cool if they had suggested beers based on what you ordered on the truck.
Regardless, if it is Thursday night, I am usually trying to find a reason to make it to 49th and College to partake in this magical combination. I love the Upland Tasting Room as I think that Upland’s seasonal beers are there best work. Dragonfly IPA (their most popular beer) is probably my least favorite beer from them, and I am a big IPA fan.
Either way, good honest food the way that it should be.