Danielle Custer, who old-timers like me remember from her chef jobs at 727 Pine and Fullers in the Sheraton, and who more recently worked at Taste SAM, is launching Monte Cristo, a gourmet grilled cheese truck on Monday, October 22nd at Starbucks in Sodo (for more current whereabouts, visit Monte's website or Twitter page).
At least, that's the "official" opening date.
Monte, as Custer has been calling her truck, has already been spotted on Capitol Hill and in SLU this week and last, and tomorrow, Wednesday, October 17th, you can get a taste of Monte's grilled cheese sammies (along with Veraci Pizza and Molly Moon's Ice Cream) on the University of Washington campus during Food on Wheels - A Foodie Blogger Dishes with Food Truck Owners, a (free! open to the public!) panel discussion with food truck owners (Josh Henderson of Skillet, Marshall Jett of Veraci, Molly Neitzel of Molly Moon's) that's part of the university's Entrepreneur Week. Monte will be serving grilled cheese between 11am and 2pm outside of the Business Hall (map here).
Owner Danielle Custer (right) with her executive chef Royal Gunter
This post has been updated since its original publication.