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Grilled Cheese Truck hosts 'pre-melt' at Farmer's Kitchen in Hollywood

October 12, 2009 | 11:17 am
The Grilled Cheese Truck hosted what was, hands-down, the cheesiest event in all of Hollywood this weekend -- and in the vicinity of the Cahuenga Corridor, that's no mean feat. Hype has been building to an almost deafening roar since chef Dave Danhi announced in mid-September that he would roll out the Grilled Cheese Truck. On Sunday night, he hosted a "pre-melt" at the Farmer's Kitchen in Hollywood. When Danhi quietly announced the event Thursday morning on his Twitter feed, the sign-up list filled up in less than two hours. But last night,  Danhi opened the event to the public.

On the menu: the plain and simple melt with either American or cheddar cheese; the cheesy mac and rib melt with mac 'n cheese, barbecued pork and caramelized onions; the caprese melt with mozzarella, tomatoes and basil; and a dessert sandwich of marshmallows, Nutella and bananas.

In attendance: chef Roy Choi from Kogi; Tim Walker, the mayor of the Grilled Cheese Invitational; cookbook author and tasting tour guide Robert Danhi (who happens to be Dave Danhi's brother); and anyone who likes hot, gooey cheese between two pieces of grilled, buttery bread.

[Pictures after the jump.]


Chef Dave Danhi


The Grilled Cheese Truck's new logo (left); and patrons at Sunday night's pre-melt (right).

GCT4 Tim Walker (in the fez) of the Grilled Cheese Invitational.


The four sandwiches on the menu: the cheesy mac and rib melt (bottom left); plain and simple (top left); Nutella, marshmallow and banana (top right); caprese melt (bottom right).

-- Elina Shatkin

Photos: Rob Takata / For The Times