If you are lucky enough to be the only customers at the K&B Grilled Cheese food truck — take a deep breath. Each of those wafts of grilled-scented air are for you.
This truck, the shape and color of a cut of sharp cheddar, takes the comfort food classic and swaps out Wonder Bread in favor of a homemade loaf. Kevin White, who owns the truck with his partner Breanna Emond, estimates that he makes 40-50 loaves of Italian bread per week.
The menu changes occasionally, and sandwiches range from traditional-ish (four cheese grilled cheese), to traditional-ish with protein, (buffalo chicken grilled cheese), to the ultimate in nuevo grilled cheese flavors (spinach artichoke).
About that spinach artichoke: It was the one recommended during our visit and the one I ended up splitting with my partner once we got our three sandwich loot (him: bacon cheese; little her: ham and cheese) back to the dinner table.
It’s a creamy and oh-so cheesy artichoke dip, like the ones traditionally found on the table during Super Bowl potlucks, and it is creamy and rich and messy and creamy again. White makes it with sour cream, cream cheese and Parmesan cheese, grilled with mozzarella, provolone and cheddar.
We tacked on home fries with cheese, a mound of half-dollar sized grilled potatoes with a melted, three-cheese blend and seasoned with garlic salt. This, my friends, is a lot of good and gooey food.
White and Emond started the truck about six years ago and until this summer have mostly set up at weekend festivals. This year, with the COVID-19 pandemic and the cancellation of so much, they've been touring around Duluth and Superior. We caught them at Duluth Cider, but they are also regulars at Cedar Lounge in Superior.