Saturday, May 12, 2012

GourMelt Grilled Cheese Truck

One cold day in late February, John picked me up from the office for lunch and as usual we were undecided about a place to eat. Then he remembered the GourMelt Grilled Cheese Truck and lucky for us, the food truck was parked nearby.  I once heard an interview on the radio with (I believe was) one of the owners discussing the challenges of the food truck industry in Reno/Washoe County and since then I have been wanting to try their gourmet grilled sandwiches.
There it was, the elusive food truck wrapped in the cutest graphics with glorious smells of grilled cheese and garlic fries wafting through the chilly winter air (it's actually not hard to find if you 'Like' them on Facebook, they announce where lunch will be parked).

If I could fit it all of the ooey gooey sandwiches in my stomach, I would have tried each and every one of their melts but since I wouldn't be able to, I narrowed my choices from the menu down to the Italian (mozzarella cheese, Italian sausage, grilled onions, roasted red peppers, and grilled mushrooms on sourdough bread with a garlic Parmesan crust).  Each grilled cheese sandwich comes with a choice of garlic Parmesan fries or homemade tomato soup (or you can substitute sweet potato fries for $1.00 more).      
John picked the Ultimelt which has cheddar cheese, Fontina cheese, and cream cheese melted on sourdough with a garlic Parmesan crust.  Do expect to wait a few minutes for your food, however.  It takes time to melt a cheesey, gooey sandwich to perfection and yet it still has a crunchy crust.  Well worth the wait for a bite into a taste of heaven!!

With our hot lunches tucked in a brown paper bag we sat in the car and ate at one of the nearby parks in downtown Reno and enjoyed our grilled cheese sandwiches.  It was the perfect meal for a cold day.

Reno has Food Truck Friday's where locals and tourists can gather downtown on Friday evenings from spring through summer and enjoy the many food options around music and craft booth(s), and sip a cold brew.  In fact, the idea was formed by the owners and operators of GourMelt Grilled Cheese Truck (the truck is also featured at the social gathering) and so I can't wait until the next time I get to try one of their many grilled cheese sandwiches!

Check out this blog for details: Food Truck Friday Represents Reno’s Changing Culture

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Anonymous said...

Don't know if they have it but my favorite is jalapeno pimento cheese on sourdough. Thats my at home go to lately. Or you could do like a local hole in the wall place does and usr 2 grilled cheese sandwiches as buns for their hamburger, better be hungry!

KJ and Brent

Daly said...

Oh that sounds yum KJ!! They have the Pepper Popper which is cheddar cheese, cream cheese, & fresh
jalapeƱo peppers on sourdough. Add bacon for extra. Do you use fresh jalapeƱos or are the pickled peppers better? I will have to try it!

My heart nearly stopped at the thought of not one but two grilled sandwiches for the buns of a hamburger, LOL!! But I bet it makes for a tasty and very cheesy hamburger!