After a months-long wait, grilled cheese lovers will soon have a chance to get their Buffalo Baby back. That sandwich, and more, are on the menu as CheeseSmith completes the transition from food truck to restaurant.
The grand opening is scheduled for 11 a.m. Sunday, July 25 at 624 S. 17th St. In Wilmington’s Cargo District.
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Owners Brendan and Molly Curnyn started the food truck three years ago, testing their concept of lavish grilled cheese sandwiches. They found their audience. The Buffalo Baby (with chicken, Havarti, ranch and a quick-pickled carrot slaw) was even featured on “The Best Thing I Ever Ate” Cooking Channel series and is still a best seller.
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In the food truck, though, they were limited to four or five selections. Now, with a storefront they can expand. During a soft opening Friday, seven sandwiches were on the menu, as well as sides like beer cheese fries and sliced watermelon with flaky lime salt — and a couple of dessert options.
The Southern Charm sandwich offers the addition of pulled pork and Molly Curnyn said the Kimcheese, with kimchi and American cheese is another winner.
The couple has spent the past few months renovating the former Nippy’s Soul Food Restaurant – before that eatery moved to 2206 Carolina Beach Road. By the way, the CheeseSmith food truck is now out on the road again as the new home of Grimm Burger.