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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  1. sylvie wrote:

    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. 🙂

    Posted 9.26.11 Reply
  2. sylvie wrote:

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

    Posted 9.26.11 Reply
  3. sylvie wrote:

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

    Posted 9.26.11 Reply
  4. theglittergoat wrote:

    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!

    Posted 9.23.11 Reply
  5. Katie C wrote:

    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!

    Posted 9.23.11 Reply
  6. Lena Leson wrote:

    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!

    Posted 9.23.11 Reply
  7. sylvie wrote:

    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

    Posted 9.23.11 Reply
  8. MISS PHILO wrote:

    oh grilled cheese is awesome! I totally agree with you!


    Posted 9.23.11 Reply
  9. Morgan wrote:

    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.

    Posted 9.22.11 Reply
  10. Sarah wrote:

    Oh that looks so delicious. I wish I could just stroll out and grab myself a toasty melt.


    Posted 9.22.11 Reply