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.
Mom’s new spring/summer menu is out. We have mixed things up a little bit and added a few new items as well. You can see it all on the Menu Tab above. What’s new you may wonder? Mom’s Kool Aid, sorry, it’s not like the killer Kool Aid you drank in University. Kool Aid! Kool Aid! Tastes great! Kool Aid! Kool Aid! Can’t wait! I’m dating myself.
We’ve also added the Un-Grilled summer sandwiches! One is the Mom’s Tuna Salad, white flaked tuna mixed with fresh dill, spring onions and celery on soft whole wheat or white. The Geeze is new too, a melt in your mouth egg salad made with free range eggs and spring onions on soft whole wheat or white. Mmmmmmmmmmmmm. This weeks weather forecast actually looks respectable, it’s a miracle! Get yourself down here to try our new menu items this week. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again……..there has to be a reason why we are lined up every day. Come find out why.
You might be reading this during your spring break here in Vancouver. Perhaps it just isn’t your year to get away to the sunshine and you have the kids on their two-week break from school? Here’s an idea to help pass the day and keep the kids entertained, come down to Mom’s for lunch! Kids and grilled cheese go hand in hand. Imagine how pumped up the kids will be when you tell them they can make their own custom grilled cheese. If they are anything like my niece and nephew…..they’ll probably go with, cheese. Yup, just cheese. Kids do like it simple. Let’s call them traditionalists. The kids also love our selection of Pop Shoppe pops, old school pop you can tell them. The small cups of home made chili are also a big hit! The kids will love our deserts……Sweet Little Vals or The Phat Elvis!!
To borrow a famous quote from Sally Field when she won the Academy Award for Best Actress in 1984 “You like me. You really like me!” The comments and reviews on Urban Spoon have been so great, thanks everyone, you really do like me! Sorry, that really is a cheesy play on words. We’ve been referred to as “buttery, crunchy and gooey concoction known as the grilled cheese” and our roasted tomato soup has been called “amazing” and “truly delicious”. Unfortunately, you can’t please everyone, but we sure try.
On a cold day like today with snow forecast at higher elevations and the high downtown only hitting 7, it’s the perfect day to come down to Mom’s for some warm comfort food at lunch time.
Now that winter is here, standing in line at ‘Mom’s’ will be a lot nicer with a free shot of soup to keep your hands warm. All you need is the pass word…’Mom’s Hot!’. Flattery might not get you every where, but it’ll get you some free soup! Looking forward to feeding you this week.
Best Monday ever!!! So happy to see so many familiar faces today! Many thanks go out to Carson, Alex and the gang for stopping by! Same goes for Alex, Brighton, Susan, Danny…the list could go on and on. So grateful for having so many awesome customers!!!
Now that I’ve buttered you all up, anybody who wants to back Mom up even more can go to Urban Spoon website www.urbanspoon.com and give us a glowing review. Looking forward to sunny skies, smiling faces, and many, many grilled cheeses this week!
Mom’s Grilled Cheese Truck will be closed today…the truck is going to the spa today. Or is that Mom? Both old girls need some work!!! We’ll be open again, and grillin’ Monday the 19th, and we’re keeping regular hours over the holidays too. Have a wonderful weekend everybody!
If you are Canadian it’s humour, if you are American, it’s humor. Either way, smiling and laughing matters and that’s what you’ll get today at Mom’s! Despite some of the unfortunate events around the Vancouver Art Gallery this past week, I’ll borrow from the classic song in the Monty Python movie The Life of Brian…….”always look on the bright side of life” (this is where you whistle). Check out the video if you enjoy the warped side of Monty Python humour. With that, no better segway into some cheese humour on this great Thursday!
Gorrilla me a cheese sandwhich, Im hungry.
What type of cheese isn’t your cheese? NACHO CHEESE! (not ‘ch’ yo cheese)
What did Shakespere say when he was deciding what cheese he wanted for lunch? To Bree or not to Bree!
What cheese is made backwards? Edam
A tornado destroyed a french cheese factory. All that was left was de Brie.
Little old Mom’s Grilled Cheese Truck made the national news in the Globe & Mail this week. Frances Bula wrote “Cindy Hamilton spent $100,000 to outfit a food truck that could produce grilled-cheese sandwiches for the downtown lunch crowd, after getting one of the coveted spots next to the Vancouver Art Gallery on Howe Street. She kicked off her new Mom’s Grilled Cheese Truck business three weeks ago. The first week was great. Then the Occupy Vancouver protest started and her orders dropped by at least 30 per cent. That’s just one of the many unintended consequences of the two-week-old protest camp that has downtown businesses increasingly uneasy about how long it will go on, especially after a meeting between the city and campers ended in a stalemate Friday.
“I’ve put my life into this. This is hard,” said Ms. Hamilton, unquestionably one of the 99 per cent, as she finished up another lunch-hour stint Monday.People can’t see her truck as easily as they used to because of the tents. On Monday, she was boxed in by two fire trucks. Workers in nearby offices are telling her their colleagues just don’t want to come to the area any more. And only one protester has ever ordered something from her truck. The situation is much the same for Re-Up BBQ, which had two spots, one on Hornby by the gallery, and another on Robson. The owners decided to shut down the Hornby site, after their business also dropped by 30 to 40 per cent, and only operate on Robson.
“We had really built up the Hornby business, but people are telling us they’re not fans of coming to the Occupy site so they’re going over to the Bentall [on Burrard] instead,” said Lindsay Ferguson, one of Re-Up’s owners. Charles Gauthier, executive director of the Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association, said he’s hearing more and more complaints like that from businesses around the gallery, especially after the weekend when several Occupy-related marches tangled up traffic. Hotel managers were calling to say their guests were missing flights to the airport because of traffic jams and bus re-routings.
“Their concern is longer-term impacts and inaction from the city,” Mr. Gauthier said. And he said it’s hard to see what’s going to happen next. Mr. Gauthier, along with deputy city manager Sadhu Johnston and housing manager Dan Garrison, met with seven Occupy Vancouver protesters Friday. City staff were unsuccessful in getting any commitment from them about when the camp might end, whether campers might consider moving to another public space – as a few other Occupy movements have done – or even how campers will accommodate other groups scheduled to use the space in coming weeks. Chris Waddell, a 32-year-old software programmer who was one of the Occupy people at the city meeting, said the protest group has taken a vote at its general assembly to affirm its belief that the “encampment at the Vancouver Art Gallery is an integral part of Occupy Vancouver’s political expression.” When asked about their effect on local businesses, various people at the site said they did not feel they were having a negative impact. One woman, 52-year-old Maya Rose, said she had talked to servers at the Bellagio Café across the street who said their business was doing fine. The camp has become more orderly since it started, after city officials asked for areas around the fountain to be cleared and set up fire lanes. There is now a fire-department control-room truck parked by the site at all times, with firefighters taking shifts to maintain a 24/7 watch on the camp.”
Lots going on today at Mom’s Grilled Cheese Truck. By now most of the free world knows it’s Ali’s Birthday today, so be sure you have the special today named after him……. ‘Hot & Spicy Ali’…Hot Capicola, Spiced Gouda on some awesome Artisan Country Bread!!! The crowds continue to flock here for lunch and we are really pleased with our improved serving time as we are starting to nail-down our process of creating gourmet grilled cheese lunches, soups and chilli in a quick time frame. Hey, if you want your lunch in 45 seconds, go grab a Big Mac and try your luck at the 1 in 4 odds to win at Monopoly at McDonalds! You can’t rush quality baby! The Occupy Vancouver campsite is still in full swing right beside us, they’ve been great to the Mom’s staff and our customers……although their drumming repertoire could use a few more selections