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The Pizza Grill ($9) from The Grilled Cheese in Kensington Market is so true to its name that it could just have easily been reviewed as a Daily Slice. Between slices of bread spread with basil pesto, a think blanket of provolone cheese covers crunchy bits of bacon, spinach, and bouncy cremini mushrooms tossed with pizza sauce. The end effect: a grilled cheese sandwich that tastes remarkably like pizza.
From a technical standpoint, it's impressive. The bread is generously buttered, which transforms it to a uniform golden brown on the griddle, and even though some mushrooms are bound to tumble out, it stays intact surprisingly well for a sandwich that is so stacked.
You can get your grilled cheese (which comes with complimentary chips and a pickle) to stay, but the picnic table outside is my preferred spot. It's front-row seating to the constant parade of local colo(u)r in the Market, which can include everything from Rastas to hipsters to a neo-hippie girl who sings for change, using a carrot as a microphone. You don't want to miss any of that.
The Grilled Cheese
About the author: Erin Jackson is a food writer and photographer who is obsessed with discovering the best eats in San Diego. You can find all of her discoveries on her San Diego food blog EJeats.com. On Twitter, she's @ErinJax