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Sunday, January 24, 2010

Grilled Cheese Truck

Pastrami Melt from The Grilled Cheese Truck in Los Angeles


Until yesterday, I hadn't been to the gym in a week. I have been in a routine of going four to six times a week since September and I think I just needed a rest. Plus it rained all week, work was busy and a variety of other excuses. Blah, blah, blah. To compensate I ate mostly healthy all week, but when I learned the Grilled Cheese Truck was going to be making a stop in my neighborhood during the Miracle Mile Art Walk, I knew I would have to indulge. I am pretty unschooled in the LA food truck scene. Of course, I am familiar with some of the SF trucks after Foodbuzz fest, but LA trucks and I don't cross paths often. Over the break I finally got a chance to try the Grilled Cheese Truck and it was PHENOMENAL. Besides the basic melts, they have specials daily and of course the famed mac and cheese melt that you can also order with pulled barbeque pork and caramelized onions. It's gooey, cheesy, sweet, and slightly spicy. The mac and cheese is no joke either. It's very creamy and reminiscent of the mac and cheese at Lemonade.

Basic Grilled Cheese from the Grilled Cheese Truck in Los Angeles

For my second melty outing, I went with the special. A grilled cheese stuffed with pastrami, Muenster cheese, Dijon, and caramelized onions in between two pieces of perfectly grilled rye bread. For later I got a standard melt with American cheese, tomato, and bacon. Simple, classic, and comforting. All that cheese and bread and meat is extravagant, but worth it. Of course, now I have to go...the gym is calling (incidentally, I just became the "mayor" of my gym on Foursquare whcih Diana recently deemed an app for dorky social networkers)

To learn more about the Grilled Cheese Truck and their menu, visit their website and/or follow them on Twitter.

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19 comments:

Ed Schenk@Detroit Eats said...

The food truck thing is definatively happening! I'm working on my own mobile Gumbo shack.

Shannon said...

wowsa. whoever thought to do a grilled cheese truck is a genious :) i could go for one...

Foodycat said...

Are you serious? A food truck that specialises in toasted cheese sandwiches? That is inspired! I want one in London!

Antonietta said...

This is totally worth going to the gym for.
Yum

Jenn said...

SWEET!!! I'm going to have to stalk them down to get me some good grilled cheese. Maybe I can get them to take a trip down the Glendale/Eagle Rock area. I'm loving the surge of food trucks lately.

Mary said...

That is a gorgeous sandwich! The truck is a great idea.

Cinnamon-Girl♥ said...

How delicious! I wish that truck would come my way.

Kerstin said...

A grilled cheese truck?!?! I'm so jealous!

Sarah said...

Love it!We need food trucks down here in San Diego!!! My daughter would go crazy for the grilled cheese.

Memória said...

Woah! Those sandwiches look amazing! I want one right now!

The Food Librarian said...

I went to the food truck fundraiser for Haiti on Saturday and the line for the grilled cheese truck was too long for me...i can't wait to hit them up again. The nutella sandwich sounds sooo yummy. Your selections look perfect! - mary

Junglefrog said...

You haven't gone to the gym in a week, up until last week I hadn't gone to the gym in.... two months!! I'm back now and in fact gotta run now to a spinning class! Loved that grilled cheese sandwich!

Shelly @ EC Pursuits said...

We have all kinds of trucks in NYC but we don't have a grilled cheese one (I don't think). I would LOVE to have this here so I can sample all the goodies!

Money Funk said...

Oh, you got to experience the Grilled Cheese truck. Tres cool. Looks yummy!

I've seen a few trucks becoming popular in LA recently. And they do it all with a Twitter following. That is so cool!

Unfortunately, the trucks tend to hit some road bumps with the city. But then again, if you keep moving around it shouldn't remain too much of a problem. ;)

Diana said...

Hahaha I only deemed it that because I'm not cool enough to have a smartphone with the Foursquare application! ;)

Dawn said...

I wish I had a grilled cheese truck here! What a great idea! Those look delicious.

Devon said...

Bless the food truck craze and all the wonderfulness it brings to us all. Grilled cheese halelujiah!

Kevin said...

What a great sounding food truck! I am really into grilled cheese sandwiches!

Esi said...

You guys, this grilled cheese truck ROCKS! Hopefully you can all get to LA to experience it...or one pops up where you live :)