• toast of the town

    toast of the town

    “life is like a sandwich – the more you add to it, the better it becomes.”
    hey everybody!

     

    i have a serious case of food brain this week. it could be because i can’t resist the wonderland of gourmet delights at every nyc street corner {truffle mac + cheese? yes, please}. or it’s because i hail from foodie heaven, aka san francisco, where the most phenomenal meals can be found on a leisurely stroll through our sweet city. and cost $7.
    and while the glittering concrete jungle of new york has a bounty of food goodness, i have yet to find an equal to the place that creates one of my favorite meals in the history of favorite meals.
    the grilled cheese sammy. 🙂
    if you happen to be in our charming city by the bay, you’ll find a little {ok, ginormous} red and checkered truck – toasty melts – that sells, hands down, the most ridonkulous, oh-my-stars-that-was-so-amazing-i-need-to-have-another-one grilled cheese you’ve ever had. in your life.
    this guy down there is their papa-rizo. it’s crazy and your tummy will love you forever for it. and they serve seasonal fruit with every order. {last time i had watermelon!}
    and the toasty melts crew doesn’t stop there. they have a rotating menu of other heavenly concotions {manchego cheese + honey! mozzarella + basil aoili + prociutto!} that give you the closed-eyes-mmmmmm-so-good effect every time.
    so if you’re a lover of the grilled cheese, do yourself a kindness and visit our friends at toasty melts. gray skies, zany work or the case of the mondays – it’ll be a bright spot of your work day.
    now, raise your hand if you love grilled cheese! and because i heart food across the u.s.a, will you share with us your favorite local gem? i can’t wait to hear all about them!
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    friends, your sweet thoughts and inspiring comments are the bright spot of my day. please make the jump, hang out and share what’s on your mind. 🙂
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    10 Comments

    1. 09/26/2011 / 5:43 pm

      shut the front door – i grew up eating pimento cheese and to this day it holds a soft spot in my heart. it’s official – i need to visit NC. 🙂

    2. 09/26/2011 / 5:41 pm

      i’m thinking a trip to sf is in your not sdo distant future…we can take you to our food truck block parties!

    3. 09/26/2011 / 5:33 pm

      a chicken sausage stand??? YUM. steph, i think that might be the motivator for a visit to atlanta!

    4. theglittergoat
      09/23/2011 / 4:22 pm

      Oh my God. I can’t even look at that sandwich. That looks SO. GOOD.
      Our Atlanta local gem is called “Delia’s Chicken Sausage Stand.” It’s amazing for late-night breakfast!

    5. 09/23/2011 / 2:57 pm

      Holy…moly! That looks absolutely delicious! I wish that food trucks were as popular here in Tampa as they are in big cities: they seem so fun!

    6. 09/23/2011 / 11:03 am

      Sweet mother of grilled cheese, YES. Our team goes totally crazy for grilled cheese (we do like the Grilled Cheese Kitchen just blocks from the office), but I think we could make a pilgrimage!

    7. 09/23/2011 / 11:03 am

      lena – YES! you must take a stroll to the toasty melt truck. and i think we’re office neighbors, which means we must hang out soon! xo, sylvie

    8. 09/22/2011 / 11:20 pm

      Oh, how I do miss all the food trucks of San Francisco!

      Although out here in Raleigh they have grilled pimento cheese sandwiches, which are ooey-gooey delish! Definitely a southern twist on a classic sandwich.

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