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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

A Delicious First Taste of Grilled Cheese from Street-Food Vendor Toasty Melts

Posted By on Wed, Aug 19, 2009 at 11:15 AM

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J. Birdsall
The Original boasts a gooey three-cheese blend.
At a preview in the Panhandle last night, soon-to-launch underground street-food vendor Toasty Melts cooked up grilled cheese sandwiches for an invitation-only audience.

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J. Birdsall
Heavy saute pans serve as grill lids.
Toasty Melts vendors Andy and Lisa (not their real names -- drama, right?) offered a sneak peek of the four sandwiches on their roster. On a rolling cart fitted with a butane-fired pancake griddle, with a pair of enameled cast-iron sauté pans as lids, Lisa fired an Original Toasty Melt ($3), a gooey blend of white cheddar, Gouda, and Jack between thick slices of fine-textured white bread.

SFoodie also sampled the ABC Melt ($4), a mashup of white cheddar, bacon, and apple slices on sourdough. It had a smoky deliciousness, with slices of skin-on Galas cut as thin as a Visa card -- perfect, since they added acidity and a blur of sweetness without stepping on the bacon.

The Strawberry SweetMess ($4), a dessert sandwich, combined Nutella, vanilla-laced cream cheese, and strawberry slices between the same dense and fluffy white bread that brackets the Original.

Toasty Melts is planning its official launch at the street-food party organized by Little Skillet in Ritch Street this Friday night.

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J. Birdsall
The dessert sandwich Strawberry SweetMess contains Nutella.

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