Bobby Flay + Melt Mobile Roll into Stamford for Surprise Appearance a Day Before Opening

29 Mar

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Danny called me in desperation around 3:30.  “Kristien, you need to get out of work.  Stamford Downtown just said that Melt Mobile and Bobby Flay are going to be by Lucky’s tonight from 6:30-8:30.”  I slammed through my work, got home, gussied myself up (hey, I could get on camera after all), then we were off to take part in the cheesey awesomeness. Danny needed no further work, he just needed to put on his fancy fedora.

In depth look at that oozy gooey goodness of the sandwich. Divine.

When we got there, there was a huge crowd of people surrounding the Melt Mobile truck.  Bobby Flay’s production crew for his new series Three Days to Open coming out in July held up a sign that said if you’re standing here, you are agreeing to be shown on camera.  I used write these for my clients, so it’s funny being on the other side of it! We didn’t see anyone leave, you’d be crazy to leave…especially if you realized what was in store.  After a few minutes of waiting, the hungry mob was given permission to move forward and form some kind of blob-like line.  This is where Darwin’s theory comes in, though it was more survival of the hungriest.  We keed, we keed…it was a high-spirited group of foodicionados that chatted about their favorite restaurants, foods, and what they’d want to order here as we waited. In fact, we got to meet lots of our Facebook and Twitter foodie friends in person which was half the fun!

Darlene, co-owner, took orders as people got towards the front, while Diana and the Melt Mobile staff cooked things up.  Bobby was there, clapping away, giving tips, pushing them on to deal with this Stamford surprise crowd.  From time to time he would poke his head out, set out some tomato soup or sandwiches, and make sure they got sent to their rightful owners.  Chef Flay also helped out by grilling up the onions and mushrooms.  Come on, you know Bobby’s the grill master.  I got my hands on a tomato soup while we inched our way up.  Yeah, that’s ridiculously ridiculous tomato soup.  It’s creamy and tangy with a few chunks of tomato and some spices to round it out.  Just plain awesome, and I have had a LOT of tomato soup in my day!

Bobby Flay preps the tomato soup that will soon be handed out to hungry munchers

Danny and I introduced ourselves to Darlene, we hugged, and she called Bobby over.  We had a chance to talk for a second and Bobby thanked us for blogging about Melt Mobile and his show.  COOL! Back to reality, though.  We gave Darlene our order:  two Originals (plain) with bacon, sautéed onions, mushrooms, and tomatoes.  A few minutes later we had our sandwiches.  They were cheesy and nice n’ crunchy like grilled cheese should be!  The ingredients were fresh off the grill – the crispy bacon added a nice texture, the onions great flavor, and the tang of the fresh tomato and the earthiness of the mushrooms balanced the buttery/cheesy goodness out. Seriously amazing grilled cheese…we will DEFINITELY come back whenever possible!

The event went off without a hitch! We’d like to wish Darlene Andersen and Diana Hall all the luck in the world, but they won’t need it.  They’ve had lots of training and advice from Bobby Flay that we can witness in his new show.  And, hey, they were already just plain awesome anyway!

For those of you now drooling, you don’t have to wait any longer for Melt Mobile.  Stop by at 11:30, today, and you can be a part of their grand opening celebration.  You’ll be able to create Original sandwiches or nom away on some of their signature sandwiches that everybody present were raving about.  Thank you Melt Mobile, Food Network, and Bobby Flay for the soup and grilled cheese sandwiches!

Our post on The Bobby Flay Project

Our first post on Melt Mobile

Our post on Melt Mobile on The Bobby Flay Project

Melt Mobile

Veterans Park/Landmark Square Atlantic Street (across from Old Town Hall) in Stamford, Connecticut

Monday-Friday, 11 am – 4 pm

Visa, MasterCard, and cash accepted

Opening March 29, 2012

Melt Mobile site:

Melt Mobile FB:

Phone:  (203) 609-1422

Available for private events, too!

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33 Responses to “Bobby Flay + Melt Mobile Roll into Stamford for Surprise Appearance a Day Before Opening”

  1. whitemist March 29, 2012 at 3:44 pm #

    According to a source they were also open on Tuesday at UConn…I am checking new information – the menu is down from the one they gave the HD and from what you posted and i think that is a smart thing!


  2. Doug O. March 29, 2012 at 11:06 am #

    The “line” was chaotic – at one point Bobby was even trying to restore order.

    We gave up too, but not before we ran into Dan & Kristien. Nice meeting you guys!


    • Dan Del Ferraro March 29, 2012 at 5:17 pm #

      Survival of the hungriest, seriously! Sorry you got none, but nice to have met ya


  3. uhcowboys March 29, 2012 at 9:58 am #

    That was an awesome time and the grilled cheese and soup were indeed bangin’. Can’t wait to stop by the truck all summer long. That’s cool that they do private events too. My girlfriend’s parents sometimes get a pizza truck based in New Haven for events and while expensive, it is always awesome.

    Ryan, yes they were a little greasy but not abnormally so for a grilled cheese. Also, they didn’t hand out napkins which would make them seem messier than they would be under normal circumstances

    Overall an awesome experience :)


  4. Ryan K March 29, 2012 at 8:57 am #

    My wife and I left after about 45 minutes of standing just feet from the woman taking orders. We were being patient and polite but got tired of everyone trying to get on camera by yelling comments or using “props” (example: the guy with the puppy stuffed in his jacket…awww).

    In the end, we rode the elevator back to our apartment with a couple who had tried the sandwiches. They described them in one word, “greasy”.



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