Nothing the City of Vancouver does is without controversy or opponents, that’s politics baby! However one thing they have done very well, is the set up of our food cart program. Good things happen in groups when it comes to food. Places like food districts, a combination of foods on your plate or even a good old fashion food fight like back in your high school days or in the classic movie Animal House. The City of Vancouver is now looking at expanding its food cart program with the adoption of Portland style pods that would allow a permanent cluster of carts to form outside the downtown core. Big thumbs up from Mom!
The city is looking to Portland for inspiration, as they have done throughout the food cart process. Portland’s food cart clusters are scattered in parking lots throughout the city, functioning as a food destination for locals and tourists. We even see it here in Vancouver at Mom’s, when we set up shop daily at the corner of Robson & Howe there seems to be a few others who also find a spot behind us, which is great. We didn’t even know we were called a cluster, yet our group of food trucks turns into a draw offering lunch goers a chance to make a selection. It just seems to draw more people out and it’s good for everyone.
Mom’s Grilled Cheese Tuck is rocking! In fact, a line up of miniature KISS fans formed all the way around the corner to taste the delectable cheese delight that is coming out of Mom’s kitchen. Well, actually…..we were about 20 working people in a line up on Monday, not around the block and no KISS representation either. It was an epic day though, thanks for stopping by. This is where we tie into the “rocking” reference and segway smoothly across the block from Mom’s to the TD Tower, where the good folks at Vancouver’s Classic Rock, Rock 101 and CKNW News have spoken wonderfully about our gourmet grilled cheese. We’d be happy to come up and cut the cheese with you! Happy Valentines Day!!
Cooked bread and cheese is an ancient food, according to food historians. It’s popular across the world in many cultures and some evidence indicates that in the U.S., the modern version of the grilled cheese sandwich originated in the 1920’s when inexpensive sliced bread and American cheese became easily available. We all know the modern day grilled cheese has been redefined at Mom’s right here in Vancouver though. The cheese dream became popular during the Great Depression. It was originally made as an open sandwich, but the top slice of bread became common by the 1960’s. U.S. government cookbooks describe Navy cooks broiling “American cheese filling sandwiches” during World War II. Many versions of the grilled cheese sandwich can now be found on restaurant menus across North America. Just a little history lesson for ya. Hey, it’s Meatloaf Monday!!
We thought is was time to revisit this classic, The Grilled Cheese Song by Elmer Fudd
We are in a creative writing drought here at Mom’s. Mom’s truck was off for some weekend repairs, and we figured an action picture on the road to the repair shop was riveting enough to post about. Yup, we need your help. If you have any ideas, please shoot us over your thoughts and help inspire us, please! Happy Monday, it’s always a great day when it’s Meatloaf Monday!!!