As Mom’s official blogger, there are some fringe benefits…..like free grilled cheese! Last Friday I had the chance to finally try Mom’s new Wingman Grilled Cheese. Let me tell you, it was epic. In fact, I might even say legen-dary!
It was a warm, cheesy gooey, chicken wing delight and make sure you grab an extra couple napkins for this baby. There were a few other folks trying the Wingman out and it seemed like a big thumbs up from all.
It was Meatloaf Monday as usual this week at Mom’s, on Monday in case you didn’t catch on, and Chris did it! He sauntered up to the order counter at Mom’s, laid down his hard earned lunch money and went deep into the most famous of all Mom’s grilled cheese sandwiches…..the meatloaf. With extra love and care, Mom created the mother of all grilled cheese sandwiches and Chris put it all down. In case you were wondering about the phrase “He Came, He Saw, He Conquered”….it was apparently spoken by Julius Caesar after he suppressed a revolt in Thrace, which is where he later invented the Ceaser salad.
We have the best wingman in Vancouver here at Mom’s Grilled Cheese Truck, and he is available every Friday…and his name isn’t Goose. If you are sick of a wingman who is all talk, no results….a wingman who simply can’t help close the deal, get yourself to Mom’s tomorrow or every Friday as the new Friday special is The Wingman! We’ve taken buffalo wings meat, topped with hot sauce, a sprinkle of diced celery, mozzarella and havarti all on a crusty butter grilled French loaf. See you tomorrow.
If you have kids, you’ve likely discovered that 99.9% of kids love cheese. The rare kid won’t or might have a dairy allergy, but for the most part…..cheese rocks a kids world! We’ve had a lot of kids stop by Mom’s for their grilled cheese fix, be sure to stop by with your kids soon. If you can’t visit with your rug rats, we have a cheesy suggestion your kids just may like. Instead of Kraft dinner, try a great kids pasta called Annie’s Shells & White Cheddar (they have a number of other great selections too). Annie’s has been using organic ingredients since the very beginning back in 1998. As they say, “if it’s not real, it’s not Annie’s”. That’s why they support organic food practices and honest labeling. Next time you are at the grocery store, take a moment to compare what is on a Kraft Dinner ingredients label compared to an Annie’s ingredient label. Real cheese tastes better, and kids will notice the difference. Trust us, Mom’s knows cheese! Hey, we could raise a whole new generation of kids that ends up in college and university living on Annie’s instead of KD.
Remember the movie The Italian Job from 2003, about a gang of robbers who create the largest traffic jam in Los Angeles history, giving them time to pull off a theft of gold bullion. Then they get away in their Mini Coopers, awesome driving scene in the movie! Well there is a new Italian Job, and it’s available at Mom’s Grilled Cheese Truck on Wednesdays. This is a killer grilled cheese….served on olive rosemary bread and stuffed with tomatoes, bocconcini, fresh basil, salt, pepper and specially grilled in garlic butter. Get yourself down here tomorrow for the new Wednesday special.
A quick shout out Sean, or if you peaked in the 80’s listening to Vanilla Ice…..”word to your Mother”, for his nice words on his blog Sean’s Adventures In Flavor Town. In Sean’s own words, “I was a happy, greasy handed camper when I was finished this yummy comfort food classic” . If you didn’t know, Sean is out there trying to find some of the best food that Vancouver has to offer without breaking the bank. Sean contributes to Eating In Vancouver, is the BC Regional Admin for the Food Bloggers of Canada website and is Silver Spoon for the now world famous Food Network show Eat St. Thanks Sean, yo VIP, let’s kick it……..yes, another shameless Vanilla Ice plug and while we are at it, enjoy Ice Ice Baby.
The perfect day, it’s made up of many different things for many people. This week, one of our customers was downtown for two specific things; lunch at Mom’s and a spa day, well actually a spa afternoon. If you have kids you likely have seen the hilarious kids cartoon Phineas and Ferb on Disney XD. If your kids are young, just wait until they are around 10, you’ll love this show! As I saw the kids enjoying Phineas and Ferb, they broke into the Spa Day Song…..which reminded me of our customer this week who was about to enjoy hers. Without further ado, enjoy Phineas and Ferb’s Spa day Song and try to work Mom’s into your special day as well.
If you really love grilled cheese, how far would you go to prove it? Well, some grilled cheese enthusiasts have actually been inked, yup, grilled cheese tattoos! Can you imagine! Sounds like something Will Farrell would do in a movie. On Google Images there are some great grilled cheese tattoos, not to be confused with Tattoo from Fantasy Island…..da plane, da plane Boss! Remember Hervé Villechaize in the classic TV show? Sadly, Hervé is no longer with us. Thanks to the beauty of YouTube, you can still enjoy his immense talent!
In some stories that seem like they could have come directly from the National Enquirer (because inquiring minds want to know), here are some unbelievable grilled cheese news headlines that are absolutely true.
Mom Beats Daughter For Burning A Grilled Cheese, read the article
The grilled cheese doughnut, gross! Read the article
However, here is the best we came up with. Jellybean the cat who eats grilled cheese!! Yes, 100% true, check out the video and happy Friday, you made it through the week!!!!!
Soup has come a long way, and Mom’s Grilled Cheese Truck has redefined tomato soup. Evidence of the existence of soup can be found as far back as about 6,000 BC, seriously, it said so on Wikipedia so it has to be true, right? The word soup comes from French soupe (“soup”, “broth”), which comes through Vulgar Latin suppa. The modernization of soup grew through the Pig Latin erra as well, referred to as “oupsa”. The word restaurant (meaning “something restoring”) was first used in France in the 16th century, to refer to a highly concentrated, inexpensive soup, sold by street vendors, that was advertised as an antidote to physical exhaustion. In 1765, a Parisian entrepreneur opened a shop specializing in such soups. This prompted the use of the modern word restaurant for the shops.
You may wonder where this history lesson is going. The truth is, it’s only a clever segway into reminding you that Mom’s Roasted Tomato Soup topped with basil mascarpone just may be the best soup in Vancouver and you can get it in a shot for $1.00 or cup for $4.00. Mom’s chili is about to return as well. Come down for a hot soup lunch and warm up today.