Part Three: Art & Cheese

Hi boys and girls,
Yes, I'm back again. I can't really believe it myself...but the Great Grilled Cheese Adventure of 2010 must be documented!! Last night we took advantage of one of the awesome events happening in our neighborhood, the Miracle Mile Art Walk, to see some art, drink some free wine (the event was co-sponsored by Bear Flag Wine, and their red mix was really nice!), and (most importantly) try the Grilled Cheese Truck!

The truck's posted hours were 6-10, but when we arrived at around 6:10, there was no one else in line, and no one in the truck bothered to greet us.
So we waited. At 6:15, one of the guys in the truck suddenly hung up the "Closed" sign on the window-it said they would 'reopen' at 6:30.
We wandered into the gallery right behind us to peruse the art and drink free wine....and came out to find a crowd at the truck.
Never again will I have the first spot in a food truck line, I just know it. I blew my chance.

The practice of most (new LA) food trucks is to have their locations listed on their Twitter feed, but not so the Grille Cheese Truck. If you check their Twitter, it sends you right to their website.
Check it out! It'll make you want grilled cheese real bad.

The MELTy Menu

Who would have thought a logo with grilled cheese on it could be badass?

Old-school, space age packaging-it's not an oxymoron, you're looking at it.

We went across the street to Hancock Park to enjoy our sandwiches. As you can see, I was too excited with anticipation to be bothered by the air scented by the large Tar Pit to my right.

I went for the Harvest Melt on 6-grain Bread, described on their menu as 'Roasted Butternut Squash, Gruyere, Agave Syrup, Fresh Thyme & Balsamic Reduction.' Knowing that, I'm sure you'd be as crazy as I was to dig in.

Mr. D (who deserves a ton of credit-I can't believe he has been so down for all this G.C. madness!) opted for the Cheesy Mac Melt on French Bread. That's right...it consisted of Mac and Cheese and Sharp Cheddar.

Happiness is a Warm Grilled Mac and Cheese Sandwich.

Our melts on their own were damn delicious, but they had a bunch of special dips that we could choose from. I got the Roasted Garlic Aioli, which was DELICIOUS on both of our sandwiches. Highly recommended.

Definitely our best grilled cheese adventure to date. Me=pleased and full.


LA Folks: were you aware that there is a piece of the Berlin Wall sitting on Wilshire Blvd? Yep. Right across from LACMA. It kind of gives me chills whenever I walk by it. I'm glad we had the camera so I could take a few pics.

More Wall. Not quite as exciting as the front, but just as significant.

Bookends of the Cold War. Forget Sinatra-check out those baby blues!

From the historic...to the ridiculous. This is the art that lost our #1 place in line...the gallery was filled with it. We had to take one picture to commemorate the experience.

...and from the ridiculous to the hilarious. This is from a series of pieces called "Sassquatch." No, that is not a typo. As in Sassy Bigfoot. Please note the pink leopard bikini. And the booties. I need this in my life, on my wall. That's all I'm saying.

That's all for this edition of, "Holy Crap, Emily is Suddenly a Blogging Maniac!" Hope you're enjoying it as much as I am. Have a great weekend!! More grilled cheese adventures to come, including the Grilled Cheese Invitational next Saturday!


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