“OMG! You must go to Happy Grillmore on 3rd and Stark and get the Schooter Mcgavin with fried egg!! heaven in your mouth!!!”
“I ate here today and had the chicken salad special - if anyone is reading this, go get it. It was the best ever. Can't wait to see it come up in the rotation again.”
“I'm so glad I decided to give you guys a shot. The Larry was amazing. I'm glad there is a cart that will
put an egg on my sandwich. You'll be seeing me again.”
“Yum and yum! We drive almost 20+ mins each way with two kids under the age of 4 to go to this cart. Great food, great service and the lemonade infusions are to die for (we have to get at least two as my kids always drain the first between the two of them in about 3 minutes.) Love having the specials on Facebook so I can drool over them all morning before I get lunch.”
“I've been going to Grillmore since day one (I was the first customer to receive all 10 punches on their punch card!), and each and every visit I had has always been friendly and of course delicious, I've tried almost every item on their menu, and I don't necessarily have a favorite, but the dish that impressed me the most was their special Chicken Adobo, with such simple ingredients added to the mix the Adobo packs so much flavor, and the chicken falls right off the bone as if the bone shouldn't even be there, almost everything is homemade too, I highly recommend this food cart, plus they take credit/debit cards! The next dish I'm looking forward to is the Meatloaf sandwich so make it happen Darren and Kryse =P.”
Yesterday, the final round of our first-ever Food Cart Burger Bracket pitted all neighborhood finalists (Happy Grillmore, Grilled Cheese Grill, Lucy's Original, and Off the Griddle), against each other in a round to, once and for all, determine Portland's best.
And in a neck-and-neck race between downtown's Happy Grillmore and the roving truck Lucy's Original, less than 1% of the vote has crowned Happy Grillmore the winner of the first-annual Best Food Cart Burger. Though Grillmore serves up burger specials like the teriyaki burger and a veggie burger dubbed the "Shooter McGavin," a black bean and chipotle patty, the most praise came in for Grillmore's classic burger option, the "Chubs": a 1/3lb angus beef patty with tillamook cheese spinach and arugula all served up on a Fleur De Lis ciabatta roll smeared with "secret sauce."
Best Food Cart Burger 2011
Seattle's Best Food Truck Burger
Happy Grillmore (happygrillmore.com), the admittedly Portland-based newcomer, gets the nod here. The nicely charred, juicy one-third-pound beef patty sits on a chewy ciabatta roll with cheese (cheddar, Havarti or pepper jack), red pepper mayo, arugula, spinach and mustard. Lucky Microsoft employees have been enjoying these beauties at a special price ($7; $1 off the regular price) while the Red West Cafeteria is being remodeled; here's hoping the truck is here to stay.