Mom’s Grilled Cheese Truck was set up this past Sunday at The Waldorf for the Yelp and Street Food Vancouver Food Cart Fest. We seemed to have a line up of about 50 people deep all day long and we even ran out of bacon!! Sacrilegious! Blasphemy! I guess that’s a good thing, it means the grilled cheese was selling like hotcakes.
If you didn’t know, Food Cart Fest happens every Sunday till September 2 and it’s free and family-friendly. From week to week, the Food Cart Fest will be complimented by a series of community markets. These weekly events also featured a 19+ beer garden in The Waldorf outdoor tiki beach area, live musical performances, DJs, and other family entertainment. It’s a great Vancouver community event, check it out!
The last time you were at Mom’s for lunch, you probably noticed those incredible chips that all our grilled cheese sandwiches come with. You may even have wondered……who makes these incredible chips? Well, today you get a little lesson on one of Mom’s supply partners, Hardbite Chips.
For Wes Heppell and Pete Schouten, potato farming has been in their family’s since 1920. Today, Hardbite Chips, not only uses the best potatoes and limited ingredients in their Maple Ridge BC facility, but they also make a chip that isn’t horrible for you! Yay! These chips have no artificial anything in them. No GMO or MSG, no trans fat or cholesterol, they are low in salt and gluten free. On top of that, the company is all about sustainability. In every Hardbite bag is a commitment to support sustainability in farming. From seed to chip, they’re produced and made locally, giving back to the communities that provide Hardbite with its ingredients and inspiration. A great chip that gives back, very cool!
Sunny, highs approaching 30 degrees and blue skies! No better place on earth on a beautiful day than Vancouver……..and it’s an ideal day to come down for lunch to Mom’s for a grilled cheese. If you feel like something a little different and decadent, why don’t you try what a great couple we met from New York City tried, The Fat Elvis! Peanut butter and banana with a sprinkle of smoked sea salt on white. Yes, you too can eat like the King. Check out the King in action in Hawaii in 1973, lay included! Thank you very much.
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Today is Thursday and it’s a special grilled cheese day for Mom, because today’s feature The Jackson 3 is named after her nephew Jackson, seen in this action shot. This is a decadent grilled cheese delight, a triple threat…three slices of sourdough with brie, boursin, and gruyere. Mmmmmmm, an absolutely incredible lunch time melt.
Come on down and get your free budgie (not really, you’d have to be a fan of SCTV to get that). We’ll be at Howe & Robson as usual and look forward to seeing you today!
It’s Tuesday and that means today’s featured grilled cheese sandwich is Sam’s Special. Turkey and brie on cranberry pecan bread. Yes, it is as good as it sounds! According to the rocket scientists at Wikipedia, “Tuesday is a day of the week occurring after Monday and before Wednesday”. I guess that’s what they get paid the big bucks for, right? Looking forward to seeing you today, the clouds are clearing and we’ll be pushing a high of 20 by lunch time. Happy Tuesday!
It’s me, The Count and I’m back today doing a special appearance for Mom….AH, AH, AHHH! Today’s number is 5. Why you may ask? Because this week we are blogging every day (that’s 5 days, in case you didn’t connect the dots) about the daily specials at Moms, AH,AH, AHHH!
The letter of the day is M and today’s special….Meatloaf Monday……the letter M, get it….. AH,AH, AHHH! A hearty slice of homemade meatloaf surrounded by melted mozzarella and marinara sauce on crusty French bread. Mmmmmmmmm! If you feel like exploring the dark side of The Count’s life and what I love to do, enjoy this little musical number:
1. If you Google “grilled cheese Vancouver”, Mom’s Grilled Cheese Truck turns up in the top 3 results and is mentioned in 6 of the first page results. Cool!
2. Cheese consumption in the US has tripled since 1970 and is continuing to increase. Pictured is Cheez Whiz. Keeping it classy.
3. On April 12th (National Grilled Cheese Day), grilled cheese was the 6th most Tweeted about topic on Twitter globally.
4. Regarding Mom’s new spring/summer menu, the most asked question is “do you still have the meatloaf grilled cheese?”. Yes.
5. According to the British Cheese Board, Britain has approximately 700 distinct local cheeses.
6. The world’s largest consumers of cheese per person is Greece (63 pounds per person each year). Canadians average 26 pounds.
7. Pizza Hut uses about 300 million pounds of cheese per year.
8. There are over 2,000 varieties of cheeses!
9. Kraft Singles and other packaged cheeses includes additives, chemicals and flavorings that account for up 49 percent of the total product.
10. Mom’s does not use Kraft Singles.
11. Fromunda Cheese is not sold in a store.
Because it’s Brittany’s first Pop Shoppe, she is Mom’s customer of the week! You’ve gotta love the Pop Shoppe, a classic old school drink.
It’s a beautiful sunny day today, get yourself down to Mom’s at Howe & Robson for a grilled cheese, or possibly one of our new un-grilled summer sandwiches with an old fashion Pop Shoppe. Happy Monday!
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