Vancouver is now world class in the street food vendors scene. Mom’s Grilled Cheese is so proud to have been a part of this movement and we are really rockin now! A big thank you to the City of Vancouver and City councillor Heather Deal who started the process of change and bringing street food vendors to our streets back in 2008.
There was a great write up on our street scene in today’s Vancouver Province by Frank Luba which also included a complete map to all food cart locations. Here is a excerpt from Franks write up today: “It took two more years before Vancouver’s street food finally expanded beyond hotdogs. In 2010, the city held a lottery for 17 licenses to add new types of street food. There was a tsunami-like response — approximately 800 entries from about 400 vendors. The program expanded again in 2011, and beginning May 1, another 12 operations will have licences to sell food on the street adding more choices to the international buffet already on the street with everything from Asian fusion to Mexican, Korean, Vietnamese, Ukrainian and Greek foods. You can even find good old comfort food like grilled cheese sandwiches. The May increase brings the total to 103 stationary food carts, with another three to be selected by the Vancouver Park Board for Stanley Park, Queen Elizabeth and Vanier park to be open by June 1”
It’s a chilly rainy day today……perfect for a Mom’s cup of soup or home made chili, we’ll see you for lunch.
Thanks to everyone who stopped by Mom’s last Friday for the 4/20 rally. In case you didn’t know, it’s an “unofficial” gathering where thousands of marijuana enthusiasts crowded onto the grounds of the Vancouver Art Gallery to celebrate cannabis culture as part of the annual 4/20 “pot holiday”. For an unofficial gathering, an impressive 20,000 people showed up. As you can imagine, there were a lot of people who developed a bad case of the munchies and Mom’s was there to serve up the grilled cheese at our normal location. Check out some video, dude:
Today on CityTV, Mom’s Grilled Cheese truck was featured. Mom herself (Cindy Hamilton) appeared on the Breakfast Television Show (BT) with two of the other top rated food carts in Vancouver, Tacofina and The Juice Truck. BT hosts Jodi Vance in her sexy librarian glasses (as on air sports personality Don Taylor says) along with Riaz Meghji tasted Mom’s meatloaf grilled cheese sandwiches on the air and were obviously very pleased! Meteorologist Russ Lacate updated everyone watching on the day’s weather, including pointing to a system rolling into our area by using his Mom’s grilled cheese as a pointer. It conjured up thoughts of the movie Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs. Traffic specialist Michel McDermott updated us on the morning rush hour and finished off by diving into her meatloaf grilled cheese sandwich on the air. Thanks to everyone at CityTV and the BT Show!
Save the meatloaf sandwich, watch the video and listen to your Mother.
The Mom’s meatloaf grilled cheese is the big seller. It’s loved by millions……well, maybe not millions, but it sure is loved. Here’s the challenge, it’s very labour intensive and the thought crossed my mind to discontinue it. I discussed this with a few customers, only to be met with fear, panic and outrage! “How could you take away the staple item on the menu?” was what I heard. Another customer suggested putting up a petition for people to sign at Mom’s truck and if I get 1,000 signatures the meatloaf grilled cheese sandwich stays. After hours of thought and deliberation with our Board of Governors, the petition is up. If you want to save Mom’s meatloaf grilled cheese, stop by and sign the petition. Perhaps this could turn into an occupy Mom’s situation?
It’s April Fools’ Day and believe it or not, it is also National Grilled Cheese Month. Seriously, this isn’t a joke. April 12 is also National Grilled Cheese Day.
How can you celebrate this special month and day? Clearly, the answer is to eat grilled cheese sandwiches every day, right? Ya, we both know that isn’t going to happen. How about you pay us a visit and wish us a happy Grilled Cheese Month. That’s all I’ve got, writers block has set in and I’ve hit a creative road block, see you soon.