A Sandwich A Day: Grilled Cheese at The Spotted Pig
In this great city of ours, one could eat a different sandwich every day of the year—so that's what we'll do. Here's A Sandwich a Day, our daily look at sandwiches around New York. Got a sandwich we should check out? Let us know. —The Mgmt.
In the fashion of their over-the-top Cubano, the Spotted Pig makes a somewhat ridiculous but spectacularly tasty grilled cheese ($15). (Yes, that's serious money for a grilled cheese.) Of course, it's an awful lot more interesting than your soda-fountain standard. It's made on filone from Sullivan Street Bakery; Fontina, taleggio, and goat cheese melt into a single fresh, funky core, hot and molten against the crunch of the bread—which is itself encrusted in Parmesan, adding that salty, savory contrast. An onion marmalade and mustard on the side help cut through that overwhelming richness. (Though it's still overwhelmingly rich, of course.)