Barnaby Monk 5 a.m., Aug. 20
Food Truck Lunch: Devilicious
Grilled cheese sandwiches have come a long way from the white bread, Velveeta stuffed concoctions I used to make as a kid. I loved them then, and I still love them, although I’ve sworn off the Velveeta. Now, I’m inclined to use fancy-pants ingredients, stinky cheeses, thin slices of tart apple or pear, and a smear of grainy mustard.
Devilicious Food Truck takes the grilled cheese, burger, cheesesteak and other familiar sandwiches, and makes them devilishly over the top. A BLT becomes BBBLT, copious amounts of bacon, lettuce, tomato, cheddar and jack, and a fried egg. Sunny side up oeufs are also encouraged on the Crab Cake Sandwich. The Grilled Asparagus, feta, Brie, caramelized onions and tomato seemed a popular choice. Most sandwiches are $8, sides of truffled parmesan fries or five spice and maple tater tots are $4. All sandwiches come with a salad, just so you can say you’ve had your vegetables.
Since I don’t subscribe to the “no cheese with seafood” adage, I was out to try the Butter Poached Lobster Grilled Cheese ($12). I was not disappointed. The lovely perfume of melted butter wafted out of my to-go container when I opened it. Long slabs of sturdy sourdough were grilled brown and crisp. Inside, just-right amounts of melted cheddar, caramelized onion, and thin slices of Roma tomato surrounded large chunks of lobster. And while there was not so much lobster that each bite had a piece, most did, and they were memorable, tender and sweet, complemented by the slightly tangy tomato and gooey melted cheese. The baby greens with an uncomplicated, but tasty vinaigrette provided a refreshing palate cleanser to the richness of the sandwich.
It was simply, as the truck says, “So Good, It’s Bad”.
Devilicious Food Truck’s schedule can be found via social media: