Deli’cious Mischief: Super sandwiches

by Aaron Kayser and Aaron Apple

Sunday morning. For us, this is a time of day more often associated with pounding headaches, sour stomachs, and a hazy sense of well-being. No preaching or joyous choirs here. Being that we are not so young anymore, we are in greater need of some Sunday morning relief. Enter Deli’cious Mischief. Since opening their food truck doors on July 4 of this year they have been serving up masterful sandwiches during the week at different locations around town, as well as Sunday brunch offerings at Kulshan Brewing. Can I get a hallelujah?!

Arriving as they opened on a bright fall day, we decided to sit outside under the new canopy at Kulshan Brewing on James Street, where Deli’cious Mischief was parked that morning. As we approached the black truck covered in neon graffiti-like adornment, we looked over the sandwich boards displaying the menu. We ordered our food at the truck’s window after a friendly greeting by co-owner Corina Collins.

Kayser ordered the Deli’cious Cristo ($8.50), which has a 12- to 15-minute cook time, and the Hot Spiced Apple Cider ($1.25). Being that the Cristo took longer to cook, it provided the perfect opportunity (excuse) to order a few pints of Kulshan’s Spiced Horseman’s Head Pumpkin Ale. After what felt like a short wait, the Cristo arrived. The sourdough bread was resurrected into a moist French toast, and grilled to a golden brown. The sandwich was stuffed with Hempler’s ham and gooey Swiss cheese oozing out the sides. It was also dusted with powdered sugar and served with a raspberry jelly on the side. Kayser couldn’t have asked for a more perfect brunch sandwich. All of the flavors came together perfectly.

Kayser and Apple also split an order of the Willy B’s. This small bite ($6) consisted of two crab-stuffed jumbo shrimp. The shrimp were then wrapped in bacon and fried, and topped with a Hollandaise sauce. The “bite” was not particularly small, and was extremely flavorful. It turns out it paired very well with the brew as well. Thanks to the bacon, the bite was salty and incredibly satisfying. One quick note, the hot apple cider was one of the best that either Kayser or Apple have ever tasted, and did not even require any “spicing up.”

Sunday morning fixins. PHOTO BY RYAN RUSSELL

Sunday morning fixins. PHOTO BY RYAN RUSSELL

Apple ordered the B-Rad ($8.50) which is a breakfast sandwich available only on Sundays. The sandwich comes with Hempler’s ham, Carne breakfast sausage, bacon, a fried egg, sriracha aioli, lettuce and tomato on toasted sourdough. To say this was filling would be an understatement – it is basically everything you could dream of for breakfast in a single sandwich. The sriracha aioli is a nice touch as well to help cut through all of the savory flavors with some spice. Just like everything else that was eaten, we recommend washing it down with a refreshing Kulshan brew. Is there a better way to spend your Sunday morning?

We are so glad new trucks like this one are popping up lately, giving some of the more established trucks some competition. Let’s hope Bellingham never reaches its saturation point with food trucks (and with breweries), because they are currently serving up some of the best food in town.

Deli’cious Mischief can be found at several locations, including Kulshan Brewing, Wander Brewing, and Irongate neighborhood (corner of Bakerview Spur and Division Street). You can follow them on Twitter @mischiefmobile and at www.facebook.com/mischiefmobile. They can be reached by phone at (360) 220-3662.

Published in the December 2014 issue of What’s Up! Magazine