Everyday Eats: Grilled Cheese Sandwiches at GreenGo
This new food truck is all about grilled cheese
Posted Monday, August 27, 2012, 08:40AM
You've got to give it up for a food truck whose idea of a "basic" grilled cheese sandwich includes five types of cheese. GreenGo is that truck. They serve one thing: grilled cheese sandwiches.
A food truck serving updated takes on a comfort classic that doesn't require cutlery makes sense, and GreenGo's approach to the grilled cheese sandwich is highly creative. There are seven main options, plus a few rotating specials. The second half of the menu, dubbed the "indecisive list", is where things really get interesting. That's where you'll find the Puerto Nuevo style grilled cheese ($11.50), with butter fried lobster, snow crab, and chipotle aioli, and the five-cheese blend, and the "RB" ($8.50), a Roquefort blue and brie grilled cheese with balsamic caramelized onions, arugula, and pear and walnut aioli.
I tested the simplest option to get a baseline: the "Basic 5", with provolone, aged cheddar, meunster, swiss, and mozzarella cheese on grilled Bread & Cie sourdough.
All sandwiches come with a choice of spread, including options like pestard aioli (pesto and mustard) and ale chipotle aioli. I went with the chipotle aioli, then made a slight modification to the sandwich, adding some grilled tomato and arugula, for a total cost of $7.50.
The execution of the sandwich was impeccable. The sourdough bread was toasted to a golden brown and the five types of cheese melted together to form a complexly flavored blanket of gooey dairy. The amount of cheese was enough to be satisfying, but not so much that it hit my stomach like an anvil. It was also a pretty genius combination of flavors and textures. The greens and tomatoes brought some acidity, and the chipotle aioli added some spice. That being said, there was room for more elements. Bacon, sausage, or even a hamburger patty would have been a great idea. If that last option appeals to you,try the "Carnivore" grilled cheese ($9.50), with a grass-fed beef patty.
GreenGo is new on the local food truck scene, and very active. Hunt them down on Twitter @yosoygreengo
About the author: Erin Jackson is obsessed with finding the best cheap and tasty eats in San Diego. Keep up with her other food finds on EJeats.com.