The Melt | Burbank, CA

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I couldn’t catch the truck so off we went to Burbank for some comfort food.

The Melt on San Fernando Blvd

totally love the drink selections

totally love the drink selections

The Mac Daddy Combo

The Mac Daddy Combo

The Swiss with Bacon

The Swiss with Bacon

Tomato Basil Soup

Tomato Basil Soup

brie cheese with apple honey and bacon on country French bread, along with the Creamy Wild Mushroom Soup

brie cheese with apple honey and bacon on country French bread, along with the Creamy Wild Mushroom Soup

My thoughts…

  • great place for everybody
  • aesthetics is very clean, minimalistic, bright
  • simple menu with options for pretty much everybody
  • totally in love with the sugar cane soda options
  • quick service
  • perfect for a quick bite or something to tide you over until the next meal
  • not really your place if you are ready for some major feasting

So have you been to any of The Melt around town? What do you think?

xo, Emilie

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Granada Hills Grubfest 06.21.2013

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It’s not often that I document my visit to the two blocks of food truck heaven that’s happening in Granada Hills every Friday night. I know I have been MIA from blogging and I thought why not make a comeback of sorts starting with a regular event such as this, right?  Here it goes…

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signs

Something new that I haven’t seen the last time I was there was the signs. Finally this thing now has an official name.

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Cousins Maine Lobster Truck

We’ve never tried this truck before and since we (meaning my kids and myself) love seafood, it seems like a good choice to try out and we weren’t disappointed.

menu

Line was manageable but they kept it flowing with an efficiency of the armed forces. When paying with a card, you have your choice to add tip with a choice of 15%, 20%, custom or no tip. Their system does not look like that of the square reader but it sure is cool. Takes the guess work our of everything. Since they have more than one person working the griddle, we have our food in the pick up window within 2 minutes.

Connecticut Lobster Roll

The Connecticut Lobster Roll is Maine lobster, served warm with butter and lemon on a New England roll. You can easily tell the lobster was fresh, supple and juicy. Just has the right amount of lemon butter not drenched in it. There’s actually more lobster meat in relation to the roll.  Love it!

Maine Lobster Roll

The Maine Lobster Roll on the other hand is served chilled with a touch of mayo on a New England roll. I want to say this is my favorite but then I also like the warm version. So let’s just say I like them both. Again, just a touch of mayo so it did not overwhelm the lobster meat. Really, it boils down to preference whether you like your savory food warm or cold. Both are excellent choice.

New England Clam Chowder

We got a bowl of New England Clam Chowder to share. It was creamy and hearty. You can definitely chew on the clam meat in the soup amongst the potatoes. I’m not a potatoes kind of person so I left the potato eating to my kids but I enjoyed it very much.

Now, after trying out a new truck we were all ready for some comfort food. Meaning, the same two trucks we always end up with whenever we are there.

The Grilled Cheese Truck

At The Grilled Cheese Truck the kids got the Cheesy Mac and Rib Melt and the Brie Melt (on wheat).

Jogasaki Burrito

And for the adults, there’s the King Crab and Lobster Salad Sushi Burrito from Jogasaki Burrito.

And that wraps up our Friday night food crawl at the Granada Hills Grubfest. I’m actually quite excited to come back and have food from a never-before-tried food truck.

xo, Emilie

celebrating National Cheese Lover’s Day on January 20

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Being a cheese loving family, this cheese holiday is exciting as we get to eat cheese the whole day. Yay! It’s time for us to have our favorites and discover new ones.

The Grilled Cheese Truck

The Grilled Cheese Truck

What better way for us to celebrate this precious holiday…combining two loves… cheese + gourmet food trucks = The Grilled Cheese Truck. So here’s their Friday schedule so we can all plan accordingly.

Friday schedule screenshot

xo, Emilie
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Americana at Brand’s StreetFeast

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I wasn’t planning on coming to this event as my experience with the last STREETFEAST was not so good. Translate, we went home “luhaan”(in tears) and “gutom”(hungry).

Earlier I got an email from Caruso Affiliated to its Loyalty Rewards members. The first 50 to RSVP gets the VIP Access. I called and I GOT IN. So it’s going to be me and the daughter. I broke the news to her and like mommy, she got all excited.

What’s making this event really special for me is the chance to sample The Manila Machine’s menu offering. Finally!

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more @grlldcheesetruk melty goodness

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It seems like it was yesterday when I had my first @grlldcheesetruk sammie after B got out of the hospital last October 2009 (read about it here).

This time B’s in the hospital again as her shunt has failed again. Whew! So I thought I’ll cheer her up with some gooey sammie from @grlldcheesetruk .

I heard they were melting TLofts in West LA so I told B I’ll out to get her a surprise lunch 🙂

Thank goodness there wasn’t a lot of people when I got there

So I ordered our lunch and went back to UCLA Hospital.

Apart from our usual cheesy mac and rib. It was my first time ordering the tater tots with the garlic aioli dipping sauce.

Also had the the Brie Melt with Bacon (double cream brie, sliced pears, honey and bacon) …

Not on the menu but I asked for the CAB melt (cheddar, apple slices and bacon)…

I also shared extra orders of cheesy mac and rib with the nurses 🙂

And how can I forget??? B got her dessert melt with roasted banana puree, marshmallow fluff and nutella…

ANOTHER ORDINARY DAY TURNED EXTRAORDINARY WITH A BITE OF GOOEY GOODNESS FROM @GRLLDCHEESETRUK

nom on…