The Melt was a place that my husband brought up to me weeks before our trip to San Francisco. Anything that has to do with technology, especially something that involves his phone, he is all about. I was more about the food part of it, and soon began looking over their menu. They take your ordinary Grilled Cheese sandwich and add a variety of different cheeses and breads that make up such flavorful combinations. Order a combo, and with it comes a cup of hot and delicious soup. A classic favorite of mine is of course tomato soup with my grilled cheese, but why not mix it up and try one of their different combinations that they have to offer. We decided to order the Parisian. Continue reading
When I first saw that there were going to be two new trucks at the Eastlake Food Truck Gathering, I knew we had to go try out the food. Many of you have most likely heard of Devilicious not only from being from San Diego, but also competing on the Great Food Truck Race on Food Network. Chubby’s was the other truck that was going to be a new addition at the food truck gathering line-iup. Walking up to the event you can already tell how much more well known it is becoming. The first couple of times we had been, there were lines, but definitely none like we saw this night. I love that there is such a great event happening in this part of town. Wednesday’s are actually something to look forward to now in my book.
Devilicious Food Truck
If you were standing anywhere in close proximity to the Devilicious Food Truck you inhale the intoxicating smell of caramelized onions and butter. I could actually hear people walking by saying, “Wow! What is that amazing smell?” We knew that we had to order their Butter Poached Lobster Grilled Cheese. I really loved the addition of caramelized onions on a grilled cheese. Those alone are two wonderful ingredients, and then comes buttery lobster on a sandwich. You really can’t go wrong. The sandwich came with a side salad, which I enjoyed very much. It added a light feeling to the overall meal, even if you were eating all of that butter, lobster and cheese. The greens were drizzled with a simple balsamic vinegar dressing, that also added a delightful bite. If you want some comfort food and to perhaps let yourself indulge a bit, order this sandwich the next time you are at the Devilicious Food Truck.
Chubby’s Food Truck
The first item I saw on Chubby’s menu were the burgers. They pride themselves on using 100& Angus beef, so why not go ahead and order a burger. I ordered the Paradise burger. The meat was incredibly juicy, and actually pink in the middle which I loved! The slightly toasted Ciabatta bun was a nice twist to the traditional sesame seed bun. The burger was topped with a “Paradise” salsa that added a nice fruity and tropical touch to the overall meal. I loved the quality of meat and ingredients of this burger. I would definitely recommend that you try out the food from Chubby’s Food Truck. You don’t have to order a hamburger. They also offer wraps and different types of Mexican food as well.
This is a very simple recipe, but the flavors combine and create an exquisite sandwich. The creamy and tangy goat cheese meshes together with the sweetness of the caramelized shallots to make an ideal pairing. These would be a great addition to any summer picnic.
- ½ Fresh French Baguette, cut into two pieces
- About 2 oz. Herbed Goat Cheese
- 1 Large Shallot, Thinly Sliced
- 1 tbsp. Unsalted Butter
- 1 tbsp. Olive Oil
- ½ Cup Mixed Greens
- Extra-Virgin Olive Oil for drizzling
- Kosher Salt and Freshly Ground Pepper
- Preheat oven to 375 Degrees F. Heat a nonstick skillet on medium-high heat.
- Slice the two pieces of baguette in half, and drizzle each half with olive oil. Place the oiled side down in the nonstick skillet, until lightly toasted about 2 minutes.
- Meanwhile, heat a small skillet on medium high heat, melt the butter with the oil, and add the shallots. Turn down the heat to medium or medium low heat. Sauté until caramelized, about 15 minutes. Add salt and pepper about halfway through the cooking process.
- Spread the goat cheese on each half of baguette and disperse the caramelized shallots evenly on each sandwich, place on a baking sheet, and bake in the oven until the cheese is just melted, about 2-3 minutes.
- Add the lettuce garnish and serve.