Photo by Wenhao Ma.
By Abigail Wolfenberger and Wenhao Ma
Listicles Editor and Staff Writer
A new, healthier addition has opened up at Roth Cafe, and boy, is it delicious!
The Grille @Roth has found home in the vacant shell that was Wendy’s. For those of you still trying to get over the smiling red head’s abandonment, you can now drown your woes in a cherry-on-top milkshake or a basket of golden waffle fries.
Make that two baskets of fries.
Trust us, you’re not stopping at one… or even two. This food is ADDICTING. We’re not talking Wendy’s sugar-soaked, salt-slammed “this was real food two weeks ago” monstrosities. We’re talking “100 percent U.S. beef,” according to Sodexo Regional Brand Manager Jeffrey R. Perry. “These are not frozen, preformed burgers. They are hand-formed and smashed right here.”
The burger joint has one major goal in mind: high quality. “The Grille is about freshness,” Perry said. While the beef is nationally-sourced, the lettuce, tomatoes and buns come from local venders.
“It’s definitely an experience,” said freshman Amber Farooq. “It’s healthier, and I think it’s a good alternate.”
Here are our three to-die-for’s:
1. Bacon Cheeseburger Melt
Oh hallelujah, let us tell you about lip-smackin’, finger-lickin’ heaven. This exquisite sammie is the bee’s knees wrapped in cheese. Picture a juicy chunk of beef blanketed in crispy bacon and then cozied together between two cheese-coated pieces of buttery Texas toast. They call this sandwich a “melt” because that’s exactly what it does to your soul. It may kill ya, but we honestly can’t think of a better way to go.
2. The Secret Sauce
Everyone loves a good saucy secret. Well at the Grille, their sauce is the secret, and it’s the best one you’ll ever hear. This tan topping is a decadent blend of ketchup, mayonnaise, dried mustard and Worcestershire. It’s thick. It’s creamy. And it’s the perfect splash of zest for your multiple baskets of fries.
3. The Grilled Chicken Sandwich
You can find grilled chicken all over SBU’s campus, but what you can’t figure out is what decade that chicken came from. Sometimes you might ask yourself if the clammy, grey strip of meat even came from a chicken or some mutant space serpent. Well good news, Houston! We no longer have a problem. You don’t have to be chicken about trying the Grille’s chicken. It’s tender, savory and affordable! This sandwich is part of the $5 healthy meal special, which includes carrot or fruit cup and a 20 oz. Aquafina water.