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Pick 5: National Grilled Cheese Day

Prime's grilled cheese, photo credit: Meridith Ford

Prime's grilled cheese, photo credit: Meridith Ford

Today is National Grilled Cheese Day! Let’s take a bite into the crusty, buttery, gooey goodness of America’s childhood lunchbox staple with a few choices that have reinvented this sandwich. Do you like to branch out or stick with the classic?

Here2Serve Restaurants
Various locations
All eleven concepts are putting their personal spins on grilled cheese. Try Shucks Oyster Bar’s “figs with Manchego and bacon jam on olive bread” or Prime’s “Southern Andouille sausage and crawfish pimento cheese on sourdough.”

Buckhead Diner
3073 Piedmont Road, Atlanta
This glorified diner serves a grilled cheese sandwich that is worth the splurge: “two fried eggs grilled cheese B.L.T.”

Ocean Market Atlanta
489 Peachtree Street, Atlanta
Rethink “PB & J,” this Panini oozes with pear, brie and jambone. Bitter arugula and creole mustard finish it off.

Seven Lamps
3400 Around Lenox Road, Atlanta
Some people use avocado in place of eggs or cheese, but not on this brioche bunned sandwich. Avocado complements fried eggs in the “crispy cheese sandwich” with a trifecta of fromage blanc, gruyere and jack cheeses.

Breadwinner Café & Bakery
220 Sandy Springs Circle, Sandy Springs
Order the Caprese Panini. Served on a pressed hoagie roll, fresh mozzarella, olive oil and basil puree and tomatoes are layered in a colorful presentation like the Italian flag.

By Alexa Lampasona for the Food & More blog

5 comments Add your comment


April 13th, 2014
8:19 am

Thom + Chee just opened up in Kennesaw. Very good!


April 14th, 2014
1:11 am

That’s just one of those things that’s better had at home.


April 15th, 2014
5:48 pm

Righteous Room FTW!


April 16th, 2014
5:34 pm

Overly-complicated just ruins a good grilled cheese. It should be a simple good-textured white bread, an easy-melting cheese, and butter. Lots of butter.


April 17th, 2014
8:45 am

Edward…..I agree! A complicated grilled cheese sandwiches that you see on the cooking shows look unedible to me. The same holds true for meat loaf, for me.