We were on blogging vacation, but we’re back!! OK, some quick housekeeping items: Mom’s is now open 7 days a week, look for us at our usual spot located on the corner of Robson & Howe by the Vancouver Art Gallery. We are also open in the evenings too, from 6 through 9PM. Get yourself down here for a warm spring-day lunch visit today, see you soon!
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 It was originally made as an open sandwich, but the top slice of bread became common by the 1960′s. U.S. government cookbooks describe Navy cooks broiling “American cheese filling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!!
He’s naked, he breaks every health code violation imaginable and he uses vodka! It’s the Nearly Naked Cook, and as long as you don’t mind some cigarette ashes in your grilled cheese…….enjoy our video of the day.
Happy New Year! What a great day it is out there today, sunny, the snow capped mountains on the North Shore and Mom’s grilled Cheese Truck back on the streets for the first day of 2013. It’s a frosty morning and it will be a cold day today, so it is the perfect day to get yourself down to Mom’s for a hot grilled cheese sandwich, or maybe Mom’s now famous Roasted Tomato Soup topped with basil mascarpone…….or a piping hot large cup of Mom’s homemade chili topped with cheddar! Mmmmmmm, hot comfort foods on a cold January day, sounds like the ideal way to start your 2013 off perfectly. See you today for lunch.
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.
Hey, it looks like those sneaky aviators over at Air Canada might be borrowing from Mom’s Grilled Cheese Truck. We noticed on their online magazine Air Canada enRoute, their creative writing gurus who get paid the big bucks have jumped on the grilled cheese bandwagon and refer to their grilled cheese story as ”served simply the way Mom made it”. This stinks of cheese plagiarism, well kinda, it’s pretty close to home if you know what I mean. If you Google “grilled cheese”, Mom’s Grilled Cheese Truck is everywhere online (pat self on back). If you Google “grilled cheese Vancouver”, Mom’s owns the first page results (another pat). We’re just saying…. Debra Weiner at enRoute may want to write about the amazing gourmet grilled cheese that sits in Air Canada’s own back yard, and not in Cincinnati Ohio and is Mom approved already. Stop by any time Debra, lunch is on us. Thank you for flying with Mom’s
Every now and then, we simply need to share something we stubble across on YouTube, like this amateur video on how to make a grilled cheese sandwich. Doesn’t this guy know anything……you never use a metal spatula on a Teflon pan!!! We have a warped sense of humor, hope you enjoy this video
“Go ahead, make my day punk.” I can just hear the begrudhing gggrrrrrrr of Clint Eastwood. We’ll make your day, with some grilled cheese nutritional facts. Oh how we love a good grilled cheese! Like most really enjoyable foods, it comes with the good and bad. The nutritional information for a grilled cheese sandwich varies, it all depends on the choice of bread, and whether or not you order the extra cheese! Did you know, If you’re eating a classic sandwich that uses white bread, a few slices of cheese and butter……. you will consume about 450 calories, that’s 30grams of fat, 75mg of cholesterol, 1180mg of sodium, 26g of carbohydrates, 1gram of dietary fiber and 15grams of protein. Mmmmmmmmm, sodium and dietary fiber, the two ingredients we all love from our youth. On the positive side of the food experience, each slice of cheese also provides 4 percent of the recommended daily intake of vitamin A and 20 percent of the calcium recommendation.
Babu has surfaced! We were so worried the thrill of the big prize may have been too much to handle. But on Wednesday our winner of free grilled cheese for one year Somnath (Babu) stopped by for his first of many grilled cheese sandwiches over the next year.
Babu is looking pretty slender, is in good shape sporting the blonde mohawk and we are all wondering how much weight he will gain over the next year? What do you think? Congratulations again Babu, we love you!!