The Kentucky Derby is all about big hats and mint juleps*. Fortunately, I’m partial to both! Unfortunately, I’m in Los Angeles and the Derby isn’t.
I managed to find a taste of The Derby here in Southern California by skipping the tracks and tracking down the Grilled Cheese Truck.
They’re serving a grilled cheese sandwich with Maker’s Mark infused Brie, Bacon, and Candied Pecans.
I tried one a couple days ago during a visit to the Grilled Cheese truck at the May observation of San Pedro’s First Thursday Art Walk.
As expected, there was a line of people at the trucks window, eager to get their hands on some cheesy goodness.
But the brie-bacon-pecan melt was worth the weight. Certainly cheesy, the sammie was also salty and sweet; it was like a grilled cheese sandwich mixed with a sweet and savory pecan pie.
If only they served mint juleps to pair with the sandwich!
- Maker’s Mark Brie, Bacon and Pecan Melt from The Grilled Cheese Truck
* Shout out to Kevin Krigger, who has a shot at being the first black jockey to win the Derby since 1902 and Rosie Napravnik, who might make history as the first female winner!