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A Sandwich a Day: DGGC from the Friendly Toast in Portsmouth, NH

The flavor combos at Friendly Toast may seem a little bonkers upon first read of the menu, and they are, but just have faith. A mojito milkshake? Falafel burrito? A grilled cheese made with both cheddar and American on cayenne-cheddar bread (cheese on cheese!) with an olive-garlic spread and strawberry-habanero dipping sauce? Wait, come again? But the DGGC, which acronymizes Damn Good Grilled Cheese, lives up to its name. More

Superb Grilled Cheese at Queens Kickshaw in Astoria

Queens Kickshaw, centrally located in Astoria right off the bustling intersection of Broadway and Steinway Street, has become a neighborhood destination. Its coffee program may be among the best in the borough, but the grilled cheese sandwiches and other savory bites are my big draw. At its worst, the food at Queens Kickshaw is very good. When the grilled cheese stars align and you order from the strong sides of the menu, it's superb. More

A Sandwich a Day: Grilled Cheese at South Philly Tap Room in Philadelphia

The Grilled Cheese ($9) at the South Philly Tap Room is filled with gooey gouda and Muenster, spilling puddles of oozy cheesiness out the sides. The bread is buttered and grilled dark and crisp. The sandwich, which arrives cut in half, also comes with a cup of chunky tomato lager soup finished with a drizzle of olive oil. The sandwiches at the Taproom are a big draw, but their beer list is equally thrilling. I paired my grilled cheese with a Founders IPA ($5) with enough bite to stand up to this cheesemonster of a sandwich. More

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