- indulgently savory & sweet cheese-explosion-in-your-mouth Cheesy Mac & Rib Sandwich
- honestly the best out there (on or off the street) Tater Tots
- more like curry ketchup Barbecue Dipping Sauce
- super creamy you-gotta-get-it Jalapeno Garlic Aioli Dipping Sauce
- light & saucey fresh Tomato Soup
Believe the hype people because The Grilled Cheese Truck is all that AND a bag of Tots (we'll discuss those tasty taters in a bit). If you haven't been yet, stop what you're doing, track the truck on their twitter page (@grlldcheesetruk), and go get your grub on – specifically with the Cheesy Mac & Rib ($7.50). This sandwich will grill your mind. Loaded with tender BBQ pork short ribs, sweet caramelized onions, sharp cheddar, AND mac & cheese, you might think this sandwich was born out of a movie like Pineapple Express, Half Baked, or Dazed and Confused. But once you sink your teeth into the cheesy, melty goodness with mac that's perfectly al dente, you won't even care because each bite just keeps getting better and better.
Bite Advice: The Cheesy Mac & Rib is seriously addictive, so in order to continue the high without suffering the consequences, may I suggest ordering it with whole wheat bread, instead of white, and splitting it – lord knows how many calories this bad boy packs in. To supplement your hunger, why not add some vegetables in the mix and split the Harvest Melt Sandwich ($5.50) with Roasted Butternut Squash, Sauteed Leeks, Balsamic & Agave Syrup. Or, whet your appetite with a shot (.50¢) or cup ($2.00) of the freshly pureed, almost chunky marinara-like, Tomato Soup.
Time for the Tots ($3)! These babies are served bubbling hot in a tinfoil bag to seal in the crunch with just the right amount of fry. The potato inside is soft and tender while the fried outside is crisp and delish – and out of all the restaurants, trucks, and bars out there The Grilled Cheese Truck does Tater Tots the best! They're pretty big too, so again, good enough to split to keep yourself fit.
For the sauces (.50¢ each) I definitely recommend getting the Jalapeno Garlic Aioli. It reminded me of a thicker, spicier version of the secret sauce at IN-N-OUT. As for the Barbecue, it tasted more like a curry ketchup, specifically a lighter, tangier version of the one served at Umami Burger.
While the Cheesy Mac & Rib, Tomato Soup, Tater Tots, & 2 Dipping Sauces were enough for Evan (my hand model) & I to share, we definitely had our eye on the Dessert Melt sandwich ($6.50) with Roasted Banana Puree, Nutella, and Marshmallow. We figured it'd be best to save it for our next Grilled Cheese Truck "trip".
P.S. Today from 11:30am-2pm The Grilled Cheese Truck will be at Beverly Hills Porsche 8425 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, then from 6-10pm at The Brig 1515 Abbot Kinney, Venice for First Friday.
On Saturday from 11am-5pm they'll be at the South Bay Mini Dealership 18800 Hawthorne Blvd, Torrance, then off 'til Monday.