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Melt Mobile Food Truck Grills Nationwide Franchisee Options

24 May

Big news for Melt Mobile and all of their hungry fans: they are now inviting people to become franchise owners. So, whether we are talking about other big and busy cities across Connecticut or as any other city in the country, they are giving others the chance to Take it Cheesy with them.  Continue reading

Food Truck Village to Fuel Shopping During Greenwich Holiday Stroll Weekend

3 Dec

Since we moved to Greenwich a few years back, we’ve discovered some of the great perks of living there. There’s an increasingly impressive dining scene, we’re in the center of all the action, we have amazing parks and beaches, and we love to people watch on The Avenue. And, topping off that list is the 7th Annual Greenwich Holiday Stroll Weekend that goes down this year 12/5-6!

There are so many things to check out during this special weekend, that it’d be tough to describe everything, but we’ll highlight some (full list here and down below): professional ice sculpture demos, holiday caroling, entertainment, children’s activities, real life reindeer and photos with Santa, special promotions, deals, and tasting in various Greenwich stores and spots. Continue reading

Hop, Skip + A Run 5k and Beer Festival from Half Full Brewery Kicks off Summer Right

6 Jun

Take all that you know and think about 5k races and toss ’em away because Half Full Brewery in Stamford has a brand new experience for you.  That experience?  The Hop, Skip & A Run 5k Race and Festival that’s coming to Stamford on June 29.  The race starts at 17 Harbor Point Road where Paloma will be, goes along the boardwalk, then into Kosciuszko Park.  Jordan Giles, Chief Beer Organizer, shared more about the race with us:  “Hop Skip & A Run is a truly unique 5K in that participants will literally hop and skip a (small) portion of the route while running the rest. As with nearly everything we do here at the Half Full Brewery, we thought long and hard about how to put our upbeat and positive Half Full spin on the event.”

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Avon Theatre teams up with Melt Mobile for showings of Jon Favreau’s Chef

16 May

We heart food trucks…

Thanks to our talented friend Bridget Stokes, we found out about the local release of one of the most anticipated movies in the food scene:  Chef.  This movie, directed by none other than Jon Favreau (Iron Man Trilogy, The Wolf of Wall Street, Friends) follows Chef Carl Jasper, played by Favreau himself, who quits his job at a very well known LA restaurant.  The truth is, he doesn’t want to be controlled, confined, or have his creativity limited.  So, he quits his job and says goodbye to the owner (played by Dustin Hoffman) and begins the next chapter of his life in Miami.  There in Florida, he teams up with his son, his ex-wife (Sofia Vergara…is this realistic, would you actually divorce her???), and his buddy (John Leguizamo) on a brand new venture:  starting his own food truck.  From there, Chef Jasper has an awakening, like buddha sitting under the Bodhi tree, reaching enlightenment.

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Food trucks take over Vet’s Park in Downtown Stamford Weekdays

14 May

Let us introduce you to your new favorite days of the week:  Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.  That’s when food trucks will be rolling into Vet’s Park in Downtown Stamford to feed ya.  Just come by from 11-3 on those days, pick the kind of food you want or mix and match, and you’re all set.  Plus, you’ll be happy to know that there will be tables, umbrellas, and music to help you escape a bit from the work day into your own little piece of paradise.  The nomworthy food truck feasting begins today, so you’ve got some time to gather up your friends and make new lunch plans…

Here’s the schedule:

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Food Truck Rally in Stamford to Benefit The Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County

18 Nov

Cancel your ho-hum, humdrum lunch plans for Wednesday, 11/20…there’s a food truck rally happening!  We’re talking about Connecticut’s favorite lobster rolls from Lobstercraft, the Serious Balls of The Local Meatball, the Caribbean flare of Maddy’s Food Truck, and the ooey gooeyness of the awesome Melt Mobile.

They’ll be hanging out at Harbor Point Circle (that’s the circle in front of The Beer Garden) from 11:30-2 pm, selling lunches and giving back a portion of their sales to The Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County.  Both Lobstercraft and Melt Mobile will be giving 10% of all sales, while Maddy’s and The Local Meatball will donate 10% but will kick that up to 20% if they get past $500 in sales.

So, seriously save your lame salad, your boring bologna sandwich, and/or your salt-laden Ramen noodles for another day and get yourself down for a lunch to remember.  Big up to Roxy Waters of Castleton Commodities International for organizing this!

Food Truck Rally for The Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County

11/20 from 11:30-2 pm

Harbor Point Circle, right by 15 Harbor Point Road

Harbor Point area of Stamford, CT

(right outside of The Beer Garden)

Stamford Event Aims for You to Take Off Your Clothes and Make a Difference

9 Oct
Why you wearing all those clothes?  Yo…Stamford, Take Off Your Clothes!  As attractive as all our readers are, actually following this advice at UConn Stamford might get you some jail time.  Think of it as a metaphorical shedding of your clothes for Person-to-Person‘s first family event on 10/20 from 11 to 3 pm.  P2P is inviting all Stamford citizens and families to take part in the fun.
Now, because we’re writing about this, you know there has to be some food involved.  Yeah, we’re so predictable, huh? First off, check out some gourmet grilled cheese from everybody’s favorite, Melt Mobile, or your own little Italian cafe in the form of the Caffe Bon food truck.  Next, you’ll have the 2012 Stamford Museum & Nature Center Maple Sugar Festival Chef’s Challenge winner:  David’s Soundview Catering.  Finally, check out two of Stamford’s best restaurants, shelling out burgers and Italian food for you:  Station Eats and Bar Rosso.

Casting Call: Chopped Needs Professional and Amateur Chefs

1 Aug

Food Network is looking for some Chopped champions.  People who can think quickly, creating a meal from scratch based on just a select few ingredients.  This time around on the show, though, they won’t be looking just for professional chefs to win the $10,000 dollar prize.  Chopped will be changing things up with special themed episodes just like the recent Chopped Grill Masters.  These are the possible themes for shows that you could end up cooking on:

  • Amateur Chefs
  • Teen Cooks
  • Military Chefs
  • Culinarily-Creative Moms
  • Formerly Overweight Chefs Who’ve Slimmed Down
  • Unsung Hero Chefs, Cooking for a Cause
  • Families That Cook
  • Family Feud

All you need to do is click here to get to the casting call, answer the questions, then wait for your call from Food Network.  Just like Melt Mobile did with Bobby Flay’s new show 3 Days to Open, let’s show the country what Connecticut is made of.  Also take note that there are also professional chefs wanted.

So, time for your mystery box challenge!

What would you cook with these ingredients?

Pork shoulder

Cilantro

Chocolate

Paprika

Raspberry jelly

Melt Mobile Scores TV Spot for New Bobby Flay Show, Three Days to Open

26 Mar

Update:  3 Days to Open starts July 13 at 10 pm.  Melt Mobile is featured on the July 20th episode.

A few weeks ago we got an e-mail from Food Network, asking us to spread the word about Bobby Flay’s new show, 3 Days to Open.  He’ll be following, training, and helping out a select group of food entrepreneurs from across the country for his new show (untitled as of now).  This open casting call was nationwide and we hoped that somebody from Connecticut would get a spot.

Just a few days after our post about a new gourmet grilled cheese food truck called Melt Mobile coming to Stamford, Darlene Andersen (co-owner) wrote us and said she and Diana Hall (co-owner) would meet with Bobby Flay’s people.  Well, it’s official, they will be on Bobby’s new show!  We wish them the best and look forward to seeing them on Food Network.  Also, we can’t help but think about how awesome those gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches will be…in our bellies.

They will be open for business on March 29 at the Veterans Park/Landmark Square area.  Thursday will have a special opening time of 11:30, so be sure to stop by, check out the cheesy goodness, and see why Bobby Flay is so interested in having these two talented women on his show!

Our post on 3 Days to Open

Our first post on Melt Mobile

Our post on Bobby Flay and Melt Mobile’s Surprise Visit to Stamford a day before opening

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

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