Monday, January 30, 2017

Gourmet Grilled Cheese

Gourmet Grilled Cheese is a food cart located on Main Street in Vancouver, Washington. It is currently in a small lot adjacent to Trap Door Brewing.

I always love a great grilled cheese, and Gourmet Grilled Cheese certainly provides that option. The menu has about six different choices. Breads come from Bleu Door Bakery, literally next door.

Popular options include the "Love Her Madly" ($7.75; goat cheese, caramelized onions, tomato jam, and white cheddar on potato rosemary bread) and "Spanish Caravan" ($7.75; smoked mozzarella, chipotle bacon, and pepperjack on roasted garlic bread).

I opted for the "Roadhouse Blues" ($6.75), which has pesto and Fontina cheese on a marbled white and wheat bread. I honestly had never heard of a marbled white and wheat bread before, but it's a very cool option to get.

First things first, they definitely go generous on the cheese -- and I love it. Lots of pesto in every bite as well. A very straightforward but wonderful sandwich.

Of course, I couldn't pass up a cup of creamy tomato basil soup ($5). Piping hot and served in a to-go container.

For me, I'd certainly have hot sauce of some type at the ready.

If there were any type of drawback, I'd wonder sometimes if the price matched the amount of food received. It was a hearty sandwich, yet not necessarily any larger than what I'd normally see. Perhaps if the total for this particular grilled cheese and tomato soup was around $9.50 or so before tip, I'd be all for it. After tipping, this one went north of $13. If meats get involved, I see more justification for increasing the prices. Just an outsider's perspective, though; there are likely a bunch of expenses that many people don't see.

Gourmet Grilled Cheese hit a prime space when parking just outside Trap Door Brewing. Grilled cheese, tomato soup, and beer. You can get a beer but can also satisfy the inner kid at heart.

Be sure to try Gourmet Grilled Cheese! 7.75/10

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