Reason would suggest that when you're eating on-the-go, a gooey grilled cheese is not a practical sandwich choice. Reason would also suggest that when you're picking up lunch from a fine cheese shop—in this case, one of the finest in New England—it's only prudent to order the gooiest, most spectacular-sounding grilled cheese sandwich on the menu.
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I'm generally a purist when it comes to food—I'll take my burgers with onions and pickles and my cookies with chocolate chips, thank you—but I make exceptions now and then, especially when they involve Brussels sprouts, easily my favorite fall vegetable. On the menu today: Brussels sprout grilled cheese sandwiches.
Grilled cheese sandwiches with nutty charred brussels sprouts and sweet, lightly caramelized onions.
This Wisconsin Grilled Cheese from the Kerryman makes you remember why the marriage between grilled cheese and tomato soup is a comfort food staple everywhere.
For serious cheese lovers: Grilled cheese sandwiches coated with crunchy Cheerios® and an extra layer of toasted cheddar. Pre-toasting the bread keeps it crisp.
I spent five weeks this summer living in San Francisco's Mission District, going to bars that let my dogs roam free, making plans for big hiking trips, and pretending that I was going to learn to surf. Instead, I mostly ate sandwiches. Lots of sandwiches. Over 50 of 'em, from 23 different sandwich shops—that's every single self-proclaimed sandwich shop in The Mission, and then some. Here is my totally personal list of the 9 best sandwiches in the neighborhood.
I'm not going to try to pretend to take credit for this genius idea—I saw it late the other night on thefoodporn sub-Reddit and immediately knew that I'd have to make it for lunch the next day. The idea is that when you've got a few hungry mouths to feed, rather than forming a grilled cheese sandwiches in the standard shape, you instead roll the cheese up into the bread jelly roll-style before gently frying them in butter. You end up with an easy-to-pick-up, eminently dippable snack that's more fun, easier to share, and just as tasty as the more traditional version.
Welcome to San Francisco's Mission Sandwich week, in which we detail our five-week experiment tasting and documenting over 50 sandwiches in one small neighborhood. The goal? To put together the ultimate sandwich lover's guide to San Francisco's Mission District. We're kicking it off today with grilled cheese.
Los Angeles has no shortage of great grilled cheeses. Here are six of our favorites.
Pardon the interruption: I pledged a summer-long series of food truck posts, but this limited-edition Cutty's special only comes around during tomato season and it's worthy of the mobile meal hiatus.
Despite all the garish colors and signs on South Congress, the bright yellow Burro Cheese Kitchen container shines like a bright beacon obscuring it all. It all builds incredibly high expectations for Burro Cheese Kitchen's "artisan grilled cheese sandwich." I perused the small menu, and considered designing my own lunch from a wide variety of artisan cheeses, breads baked fresh at Easy Tiger, and custom blended sauces like chocolate syrup, dulce de leche, and almond pesto aioli. n the end, I left it up to the professionals and selected one of their six menu options. The Waylon & Willie($9.00)
Did you miss one of the twelve great grilled cheese recipes we've put up in the last two weeks to celebrate Grilled Cheese Month? Never fear, we've collected them all here for you!
Ok, so in this case, maybe it's not right to call this one a grilled cheese. It's probably closer to an actual Cubano sandwich than it is to a plain old grilled cheese. But somehow "Cubano Minus a Few Things" doesn't sound quite as appealing to me as "Faux Cubano Grilled Cheese."
It's a cubano sandwich but without the roasted pork and the addition of a buttery, grilled crust.
I've expressed my love of pepperoni and pickled peppers as a pizza topping in the past. The combo of salty cured pork fat, heat, and a sweet-tart hit from the pickled peppers is a tough act to beat. It works equally well as a filling for a grilled cheese sandwich.
Pepperoni, pickled peppers, and melted cheese in a buttery sandwich. What's not to like?
Getting back to basics here. The Grilled Kimcheeze is a modern classic, playing off the whole Korean/American fusion thing. Turns out that kimchi belongs in a grilled cheese about as much as a slice of American cheese belongs in a bowl of kimchi jjigae. (That is, a lot.)
A grilled cheese sandwich stuffed with spicy tangy kimchi.