It's been almost a year ago since I went to Morton and sampled a couple of sandwiches from the Nacho Mama's Food Truck with MBIP Pal, Contributing Writer and Wheelman, Scott Turley. We got a Smokey The Pig grilled cheese sandwich and a Lobster Roll and they were really tasty and delicious sandwiches, so when I saw that Nacho Mama's was going to be at Glen Oak Park for the one year anniversary party of the Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum last Sunday, well, I just knew that this had to be the stop for week number two of our Year In The Life of a Sandwich Tour. And so it's off to the MBIP Mobile we go!
Off we go into the wild blue yonder with a partly cloudy sky coverage, which is somewhat shielding us from that nasty sunshine and I for one am grateful for that! Okay, we’ve parked, now let’s go check out Glen Oak Park and find Nacho Mama’s Food Truck!
Today is the first anniversary party for the Peoria PlayHouse, which is an interactive Children’s Museum. Although I’m not a big fan of children, much less interacting with them, I figure we should go and see what this place is all about, since we’re here and it’s their birthday and everything. So let’s go take a look at the Peoria PlayHouse (he said somewhat reluctantly.)
The entrance is right over here, let’s go in and check it out...
Wow, it’s packed in here, there’s a reduced entrance fee today in honor of the first anniversary and it looks like a lot of people came out for this.
Here’s Dyamond who was working the front desk. How pretty is she? And I love her smile! This was worth the price of admission!
Okay, we’re inside, I guess we can go check out the Sand Porch (he said somewhat unenthusiastically.)
Go home Dinosaur...you’re drunk!
The thing about an interactive children’s museum is that it’s packed with...children! I’ve written before that I’m not a big fan of babies and that applies to children as well. I know lots of people love these little miniature humans, but I just happen to be averse to crying, screaming, their herky-jerky, helter skelter behavior and most of all I hate the fact that so many children have boogers and/or snot running out of their nose and down their face. Ugh! But hey, if you like children, knock yourself out here, I just suggest you arm yourself with earplugs and boxes of Kleenex, but that’s just me! Whenever I get claustrophobic in a room filled with noisy and hyperactive children all strung out on sugar and juice boxes, I usually tend to...
Find a fake cow that I can jerk off and try to figure out something else to do. And it was while I was jerking off this fake cow that I remembered that we were here for cheese...grilled cheese that is! Time to get back on track for this second week of MBIP’s A Year In The Life Of A Sandwich!
And as I head outside and down this trail, what do I spy but the Nacho Mama’s Food Truck!
There it is in all its cheesy glory! Let’s go up to the window, but note: Approach this food truck with caution because the cheese is hot!
I waited in line and then I made my way up to window and met the three people working the truck today, from left: Karen, the owner of Nacho Mama’s, Heather, who’s the co-owner and manager and Doug, who’s writing my order down. I asked them to make me what they consider Nacho Mama’s signature grilled cheese and after much thought they decided which sandwich to prepare. Keep on scrolling to find out which grilled cheese they decided to grill up for me!
Here’s some window shots of Heather and Karen making the sandwich.
They’ve just come up with their new summer menu and you can check out all the different selections by clicking here.
Here’s Heather with our grilled cheese sandwich, hot off the grill! So beautiful...and the sandwich looks really good too!
There’s a nice table to sample this week’s sandwich at, let’s go get settled in and check it out! Karen, Heather and Doug all agreed that I should try The Foghorn Leghorn for this week’s sandwich selection. It’s their most popular and I can see why! The grilled sandwich is made with green onion cheddar cheese, a chicken breast and strips of crisp, thick smoky bacon and it’s topped off with spicy ranch dressing. It looks so good, let’s take a bit and see if it tastes as good as it looks!
Wow, this is such a great sandwich! The bread is crispy and buttery on the outside and soft inside as you take a bite. Then as you make your way beyond the buttery, grilled bakery fresh bread, you bite into a sea of melted cheese, spicy ranch, juicy chicken and best of all, thick strips and chunks of hickory smoked bacon! The combined tastes make for a rich, creamy and savory sandwich with just a hint of zing from the spicy ranch dressing and this is one flavor-filled grilled cheese sandwich! This was such a great grilled cheese sandwich and it’s not only big on flavor, it’s just big period! I could only eat half of it and took the other half to have later on for dinner!
It’s all that and a bag of chips...and a can of lemonade too! What a wonderful lunch!
The Kona Ice Truck was parked behind Nacho Mama’s and I decided to try some shaved ice for dessert. Here’s Robin serving up the ice and then you can add your own flavors to the ice. It’s sweet and delicious and a perfect happy ending to this wonderful grilled cheese lunch! And speaking of happy endings...
Let’s not forget our good friend, Mr. Fake Cow! And no, the crowd is not shouting: “Boo,” they’re shouting: “Moo!” Thanks to Karen, Heather and Doug for a great grilled cheese sandwich from Nacho Mama’s Food Truck and we’ll see you all tomorrow!
MBIP Sandwich Rating
Three and a half Dagwood Bumstead's—If you like grilled cheese and who doesn’t?—you need to find Nacho Mama’s Grilled Cheese Food Truck and sample one of their many styles of grilled cheese sandwiches. It’s gourmet grilled cheese cooked in a casual style and a fun setting that will please everyone’s cheesy taste buds!
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