I have been eagerly anticipating the rollout of The Happy Grilled Cheese truck since seeing whispers about it and a menu leak on Twitter. Not just regular grilled cheese sandwiches (delicious on their own merit) but a creative variety of them?? I was so there. And so I was, on opening day:
The truck features a rotating variety of it’s grilled cheeses, and on this day the offerings ranged from plain to with bacon to with LOTS of bacon. I chose the latter, obviously, Porky the Melt (American cheese, cheddar, bacon, ham, pulled pork, caramelized onion, and tomato):
With all this meat, Porky the Melt was really more of a grilled sandwich than a grilled cheese. It was a good sandwich, just not what I was looking for from a grilled cheese vendor. My second visit yielded a brisket and blue melt (Mozzarella, blue cheese crumbles, smoked brisket, arugula and red onion), along with some chips and beer cheese soup/dip:
This sandwich still had a good portion of meat so it was filling, but it was also much cheesier and effectively scratched my grilled cheese itch. The chips were standard fare but possibly overcooked, and I wasn’t too impressed with the beer cheese soup–too thin for my liking (although it looks like this might change depending on the day–Stacey’s looked quite thick on her trip!).
The Happy Grilled Cheese still has room for improvement on their sides, but their eponymous sandwiches seem to be making people happy as promised. Track The Happy Grilled Cheese on Twitter or Facebook, and let me know when specialties the Lebanese Melt, Mayport Melt, or Sweet Brie Melt pop up on the menu!