say cheese!

Luckily for me, I was working close to Temple University and was able to grab lunch at the Say Cheese! food truck earlier this week.

Say Cheese! is a food truck offering different kinds of grilled cheese. Their menu is split into three sections, The Standard Issue, Gourmet Sammies, and The Recruit. The Standard Issue is a create your own sandwich section where you choose your bread, cheese, veggies, and sauce. Gourmet Sammies are creations put together by the Say Cheese! crew like El Duke, a Mexican inspired grilled cheese, and Mary D, a meatball grilled cheese. Lastly, The Recruit is similar to The Standard Issue, just less ingredients and also a buck cheaper.

The special earlier this week was The Frenchy, a French onion grilled cheese! I was tempted to order it but went with the Wild Bill off the sammies menu instead. The Will Bill is grilled marinated chicken breast, cheddar, buffalo sauce, and blue cheese dressing on ciabatta. When I returned to the truck to eat, I was surprised at how large the sandwich was. This wasn’t terrible, as I was feeling pretty hungry. Although messy, the sandwich tasted great. The chicken was cooked perfectly and was flavorful. The ciabatta was also fresh, with a soft, airy interior.

I have a hard time calling the Wild Bill a grilled cheese. I’ll tell you what I can call it though, a damn good buffalo chicken sandwich! Definitely looking forward to trying more of their sandwiches in the future.

Say Cheese!
Near the corner of 12th & Norris St. (Temple University) most of the time
LOVE Park on Fridays
Philadelphia, PA

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philly foodspotting grilled cheese & tomato soup eatup – november 2011

Check out my guest post/recap of last week’s grilled cheese & tomato soup eatup on the Foodspotting blog!

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south philadelphia tap room

It took me way too long to get down here. I’ve always heard great things about the food Chef Scott Schroeder makes. He also tweets photos of his food and it always looks awesome. For example, there’s the grilled cheese & tomato soup and the extremely rare chicken fried cheesesteak. After seeing these, you’re probably wondering why it took me so long to go.

Grilled cheese in mind, I made my way down after work yesterday. To my surprise, an insert was handed out in addition to the regular menu which included Scott’s Dogs, hot dogs which will soon be served from a cart in a collaboration with Southwark Chef Nick Macri, an appetizer of “mexican construction worker style headcheese tacos”, and “my grandmom’s tomato and mayonnaise sandwich”. Whoa! If you follow Scott on Twitter, you have definitely seen him talk about a simple sandwich of tomato and mayo. I never thought it was weird, but I certainly have never had or heard of it. It certainly intrigued me. After I saw that Scott was offering this on the menu, I had no choice but to order it. I had to see what all the fuss was about. The sandwich (pictured above) is made from Lancaster county tomatoes, white bread, and mayo and is accompanied by a side of fries, salad, or pasta salad. It was freaking delicious. I would ramble on more, but my words honestly don’t do it any justice. You HAVE to make it down here.

grilled cheese & tomato soup

One of the three of us did get the grilled cheese and she was kind enough to let me try a piece. That was quite fantastic too. If I had a couple more beers in me, there’s no doubt in my mind I would have ordered a grilled cheese too. I also tried one of the headcheese tacos which was tasty. They had quite the spice kick!

mexican construction worker style headcheese tacos

I will definitely be back. The place has a chill vibe, the beer selection is good, and Scott’s food rocks. I also have unfinished business (grilled cheese/tomato soup, the burger, Scott’s Dogs, and a chicken fried cheesesteak…if I get lucky).

If you think it’s too far to get to it’s only a couple blocks northwest of the Snyder stop on the Broad Street Line. Do it.

South Philadelphia Tap Room
1509 Mifflin Street
Philadelphia, PA 19145

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the corner

Last Friday a couple of us were lucky enough to join Foodspotting investor Jay Jamison for dinner. We had dinner at The Corner, located at the former APO Bar & Lounge.

sweet breads

masa tots

Dinner was great! I had an order of Masa Tots to start. They were tots made from corn, jalapenos, and onions and served over a chipotle sauce. Some of the others started with pork belly sliders and sweet breads. Oh, how I wish I coulda tried them! My entree was the Truffle Grilled Cheese without the braised short ribs (unfortunately). The sandwich was served with fries and a pickle. I also enjoyed my first Brooklyn Lager in can!

truffle grilled cheese

It was a pleasure joining Jay and other Philly Foodspotters for dinner on Friday!

PS. I will be in charge of May’s Philly eat-up…stay tuned!

The Corner
102 S 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

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house (again!)

It’s been a little over a year since I’ve been to House. Luckily, I was able to stop by for a late lunch last week because a bridge was nearby. I was totally craving soup and grilled cheese and House was the perfect choice!

I ordered a half & half – soup and sandwich. The soup was a mushroom soup topped with gorgonzola and truffle oil. My sandwich was the stack which comes with brie, cheddar, caramelized onions, and bacon. I had gorgonzola instead of the brie…just couldn’t help it.

Ahh, it was another delicious lunch. Seriously, I don’t want to overhype this place, but I love the stuff here. The food is great and the staff are friendly too – they remembered me from a year ago! Hopefully there will be other bridges in the area and I’ll be around during the lunch hour…

110 S. Jackson Street
Media, PA 19063

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