August 13, 2020PLYMOUTH – Known for many years as Frosty Scoops, a quaint little roadside stop outside downtown Plymouth has expanded and changed its name to Frosty's Food Truck, where not only great ice cream but great food can now be found.
Located on the grounds of the Common Man Inn & Spa in Plymouth, the site began getting upgraded last year with a new look to go along with their new menu.
"We replaced the building with an old food truck (owner Alex Ray) bought and had been using to serve apple cider donuts when crews were building the rest area in Hooksett," General Manager Steve Southworth said. "It had been in storage since that project was completed, and he decided to bring it here."
Southworth, who oversees food services for the Common Man in Plymouth, said that Ray had new siding put on the old truck and outfitted the interior with brand new restaurant equipment. It included two Panini grills, two food service freezers, a sandwich unit, a tall refrigerator and, of course, two ice cream freezers.
"We were able to design it with exactly what we need to run a food and ice cream operation," he said. "We went from a small hut to state-of-the-art food service."
Last year, with the leadership of Assistant Manager Lindsay Alger, the food truck ran a variety of special items on their sample menu to poll the public on what they wanted to see from a food truck and the result was a menu that includes something for everyone. From Lobster or Shrimp rolls to burgers, wraps, Panini and several great salads, all tastes and preferences are addressed. Cooks Tim and Ben have been a perfect fit for the truck, Alger and Southworth added, serving up food that is a great combination of a dairy bar, food truck and a top-notch Common Man restaurant.
"The Steak Panini is one of our best sellers, along with the Falafel Wrap (a big vegetarian favorite) and the Alex Smash Burger, which some of our customers say is the best burger they've ever had," Southworth said.
Alger said their onion rings and fries were put to the test through a number of recipes last summer until they found the one their customers raved over.
"We took a lot of time to try them out until we came up with a recipe that people absolutely loved," she said.
Frosty's Food Truck has become even more desirable this year, allowing people a chance to order quality takeout food or safely enjoy their meal at one of the outdoor seating areas on the premises.
"We understand that some people aren't ready to come indoors to eat (due to the viral outbreak) so we've put the quality of food in Foster's Boiler Room into Frosty's Food Truck. It's not the same menu, but it's all really great food that people love," said Southworth.
Besides picnic tables located beneath a beautiful pergola beside the food truck, there is additional table seating on the hillside out back, providing welcome shade on a hot summer day.
Alger said families especially love coming to Frosty's because in addition to the food and ice cream, there is also a play area where children can slide down two age-appropriate tubes or spend time playing in a sandbox fashioned from an old canoe. For "older kids" there is a cornhole game in place, along with a ping-pong table, and on hot summer days a light sprinkler can cool everyone down, too. Adding to the ambiance of the venue are gardens, stonework, and some nostalgic 50's music, befitting the era of the antique food truck.
"There is a lot of space here for people to spread out and just enjoy the outdoors in a kid-friendly, relaxing environment," said Alger.
And whether the visit is for lunch, dinner or just dessert, there is always the delicious homemade Common Man ice cream, sundaes and frappes, all available in the many flavors that made Frosty's famous from the beginning.
"A really great treat is a root beer float, made with not only Common Man ice cream, but our own Common Man soda, too," said Southworth.
Frosty's Food Truck is located at 231 Main St., just outside downtown Plymouth, and is open from 12 noon until 9 p.m., seven days a week from now through Labor Day, with future hours to be announced as the summer turns to fall. Take-out orders can also be placed by calling them at 398-2400.
"We have plans to keep growing and adding to all of this," Southworth said. "As long as people are happy, that's what we're shooting for!"