WHAT Jalepeno cornbread grilled cheese with guacamole and crema fresca
WHERE Comida del Pueblo, facebook.com/ComidaDelPueblo
WHY Hearty with a kick
Hi sandwich lovers! Apologies for the absence — I was on a two-week long detox, which meant minimal carbs and no bread. No bread = no sandwiches, obvs, but that craziness is over, so let’s eat!
This past weekend I went to Toronto Underground Market‘s Street Food Block Party and got a taste of Comida del Pueblo’s cornbread grilled cheese sandwich. The lineup was way too long the last time I hit up TUM, so I made a point of making these guys one of my first stops.
The sandwich is what they say it is, and what they say is that it’s fantastic.
Cheddar with sauteed onions melted between two hearty slices of jalepeno cornbread, topped with guacamole, crema fresca and cilantro garnish. The bread soaks in the butter, so that it doesn’t feel greasy to the hands, but it can be crumbly (it is cornbread, after all) — cut in four and the bread isn’t weighed down; cut in half and it crumbles, but that’s nothing a fork can’t solve. (In fact, shovelling a sandwich into your mouth does hold some appeal.)
Comida del Pueblo doesn’t have a food truck or bricks-and-mortar location, track them down at food events around the city. It will make the sandwich taste that much better when you do finally get your hands on one.