Danielle Custer’s got food chops: She was chef at several area hotel restaurants before heading the culinary team at Taste at the Seattle Art Museum. Custer has now joined the mobile food movement with the yellow and white polka-dotted Monte Cristo, a gourmet grilled-cheese truck in which cinnamon toast is batter-dipped, griddled and layered with two cheeses (cheddar and Gruyère) and Canadian bacon, then dusted with powdered sugar and splashed with lime for the Full Monte signature sandwich ($8). If that seems a wee bit over the top, you’re getting the idea.

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For the No. 4, four Samish Bay cheeses are piled onto a torta roll with a spread of peach-jalapeño chutney ($8.99) for a tasty Caribbean take. The classic grilled cheese, with cheddar, Jack and Gruyère ($6.99), is a nice choice, even if I’m on the fence about the blueberry dipping sauce.

Find out more about these mouth-watering Monte Cristos over at Seattle Magazine.

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photo credit: Anika Thomas