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.
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.