There’s a new sandwich gig in Rocklandtown and it’s delightful. Malcom and Jillian Bedell, of From Away fame, have joined the corps of high-caliber restaurants in town with their food truck, Wich, Please. This tiny kitchen, serving breakfast and lunch sandwiches such as a swanky BLT built on sourdough bread, with frisee, confited tomatoes and crispy bacon, began with a Kickstarter campaign and the faith of several hundred fans and supporters.
That belief has paid off and the food truck is open for business beginning this week. Set up to handle two cooks max, Malcom and his assistant have very little room to maneuver in this small food truck. Actually, the space looks pretty familiar – a lot like my galley. No jumping jacks for those two, just the dance of two chefs moving from one place to the next weaving in and around each other to reach for the next ingredient. Cassie, my assistant cook, and I get this all too well.
My Rubenesque, a vegetarian Ruben made with roasted beets and Morse’s sauerkraut, was a well-balanced blend of texture and flavor. The crispy bread off-set the crunch of the kraut and the easy bite of the beets – the flavors all complimenting one another.
Located on the edges of Rockland Harbor with the tang of the sea greeting the outdoor park seating, there’s no doubt that these two have a formula for success. Oh, and try the grilled cheese too – ours was with caramelized onions, pickled jalapenos, and chips.
Good luck to you both! Today is taco Friday, friends, from 4-7pm.
P.S. My galley is still smaller.