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Cheeseboy, grilled cheese to go, heats up Darien with two locations: now driving sucks a little less…

24 May

Back in February of 2012, we told you about Cheeseboy opening up at the Milford service area off of I-95 and people rejoiced.  What?  Grilled cheese, fast and easy, stuffed the way you like it, slathered up and grilled to perfection?  Yes, how could you not be excited when stopping in for a quick bite from a long trip?  Or maybe you just got tired of your annoying commute and just wanted to reward yourself?  Either way, people were excited at the prospect of not getting the same ol’ boring rest stop food.  Well kiddos, things are about to get a bit buttery-er and a lil’ more melty…Cheeseboy is opening up not one but two locations in Darien.  Their new restaurants will be at the northbound and southbound service plazas of I-95.

Cheeseboy grilled cheese shops can be found all over the Northeast with spots in Boston, Providence, Braintree, Jersey City, Natick, and West Nyack.  And, when you go to visit, you’ll be greatly humbled by their yummy grilled cheese options:

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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: http://www.meltmobilect.com

Melt Mobile FB:  https://www.facebook.com/MeltMobile

Phone:  (203) 609-1422

Available for private events, too!

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Melt Mobile Food Truck Brings Gourmet Grilled Cheese to Stamford, Connecticut

12 Mar

The New Melt Mobile Menu, Starting 5/7/12

Update:  Guess who will be on the new Bobby Flay show, Three Days to Open starting July 20 at 10 pm?  Yup, details here about Melt Mobile working with Bobby Flay and the surprise cheese visit.  

Last April 1st we told you all about food trucks in Fairfield County, but they were all just cruel April Fool’s jokes.  Po’ Po’ Porridge…did you really think this was actually one?  Weirdos.  Well, Melt Mobile is no joke and is now open.

The original menu had 12 gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches, but they’ve tightened things up and are now featuring 8 sandwiches.  Now, these aren’t any old ordinary boring grilled cheese sandwiches.  These are re-donk-ulous.  Plus, they’ve got a killer tomato soup that rocked our worlds.  You’ll also be able to build your own sandwich with Applewood smoked bacon, vine-ripened tomatoes, caramelized onions, and sautéed wild mushrooms.  When Bobby Flay rolled into town we had all the add-ins and it was an amazing experience.  Find Melt Mobile at Veterans Park/Landmark Square on Atlantic Street, across from Old Town Hall.  Keep up to date with their FB page and you also might learn about daily specials and even if you can see them during a Friday or Saturday night.  Yup.  That’s why you’ve gotta check them out.

So, again, the sandwiches look really awesome and here are some of our favorites:

The Meatball 3 Cheese Squeeze:  Diana’s meatballs, basil marinara, Parmesan/Romano blend, ricotta, and mozzarella on grilled ciabatta.

The Fluffernutter:  creamy peanut butter, melted bittersweet Belgian chocolate, marshmallow fluff, and caramelized bananas on crunch Terra Nova bread sprinkled with powdered sugar.

The Pork-U-Pine:  Vermont cheddar, bbq pulled pork, caramelized onions, and sliced dill pickles on buttery grilled country white bread.

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Please note they donate 2% of their proceeds to Umbrella Club of Stamford, an organization that helps community families and children in need.

So, which sandwich are you going to try first?  Confess your love…

Melt Mobile

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

Tuesday-Friday, 11:30 am – 3:30 pm

Visa, MasterCard, and cash accepted

Now Open

Melt Mobile site: http://www.meltmobilect.com

Melt Mobile FB:  https://www.facebook.com/MeltMobile

Melt Mobile on Urbanspoon

Cheeseboy Soon Offering Ooey Gooeyness to I-95ers in Milford, CT

14 Feb

Cheeseboy's Tomato and Basil. I'm in love.

Like your cheese with a side of sandwich?  Yeah, who doesn’t love grilled cheese?  If you don’t, then seriously…you’ve got to pack your bags and leave this country.  Disliking grilled cheese is a crime punishable by banishment or death.  As to whether you must have American cheese with your sandwich is another matter.

Now, onto a source of cheesevana:  Milford has been lucky enough to have a Cheeseboy at the Connecticut Post Mall, but because of the mall closing, they’ll be grilling at a new spot.  Yup, need a quick and ooey gooey bite on the road?  You’ll be able to stop in at the southbound service place of I-95 near the end of March 2012.

Cheeseboy has you covered no matter the cheese or stuffings–not toppings, because those go on the outside, duh.  Look at their four signature sandwiches:

  • The Cheeseboy Classic: Italian bread & creamy white American cheese
  • Tomato Basil Classic: Italian bread, creamy white American, sliced tomato & fresh basil
  • Cheddar Delight: Rye bread, Cabot Cheddar, smoked ham & dill pickles
  • Healthy Melt: Multigrain bread, Swiss cheese, roasted red pepper & spinach

Not stopping there, you’ll be able to make your own with Italian, rye, multigrain, or wheat bread.  Then, you can stuff that with American, cheddar, light Swiss, muenster, provolone, bacon, turkey, ham, pepperoni, tomato, basil, jalapeños, pickles, onion, spinach, and/or roasted red peppers.  There are also options for combos to add in soups (tomato,DUH, GIVEN!) or chips.  There are even breakfast sandwiches to get your daily FDA allowance of cheesy goodness.

I’m going with an Italian with American cheese, bacon, pickles, and jalapeños.  We’ve never had Cheeseboy, but we were one step away from getting some at South Station in Boston.  Oh, the humanity of missing that opportunity.

If you can’t wait until this spot opens, check out Cheeseboy in the Prudential Center in Boston, the South Station in Boston, Providence Place in Providence, South Shore Plaza in Braintree, Palisades Center in West Nyack, and Natick Mall in Natick.

Tell us your favorite or dream combos or suffer the consequences!

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