This weekend, Openhouse brought back their grilled cheese cookoff, The Big Cheesy.
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A simple but delightfully buttery grilled Swiss sandwich perked up with shallots and mustard seeds.
For only a few dollars more than the standard egg and cheese, you'll get tender egg, creamy ricotta, and a crust of gruyere shellacked to the bread like one giant cheesy crisp.
It's been a while since we've encountered a grilled cheese with filling and bread so well-matched, both in terms of proportion and overall quality of ingredients.
The Grilled Cheese ($7) at this new beer and cheese is an easy, obvious choice, and worth ordering. Well-toasted slices of country bread hold a trio of fresh mozzarella, cheddar, and raclette, calibrated to be gooey and bold but still plenty accessible.
In honor of the greatness that is melted cheese, we've looked back on some of our favorite New York Grilled Cheeses. Whether it's a nutty French affair paired with a fancy jam, or simply white bread hugging American slices next to a bowl of tomato soup, grilled cheese is the best, and these are the best of the best.
The Grilled Kimcheese at newly-opened Porsena Extra Bar makes an enticing pun, and as it turns out, a tasty sandwich. The thick-cut griddled pullman bread is soft and buttery, the filling a mix of puréed kimchi that adds bright heat to nutty aged cheddar and creamy mayo.
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...
There are several crucial components to a perfect grilled cheese sandwich. The right amount of melted cheese. Toasty warm bread. And of course, generous amounts of butter to hold it all together. The Asiago, Parmesan, Muenster, Butternut Squash, and Sage Brown Butter ($8.75; what a mouthful) at Little Muenster does all this, and more.
One of the sandwiches featured a medley of chopped anchovy, caramelized onion, Portobello mushroom, and sweet red pepper, on melty manchego and peasant bread. And it was outstanding. The saltiness of the anchovy paired well with the sweet pepper and onions; all doused in olive oil, it almost melts together
So I won't go so far as to say that vegetarians should seek out the grilled cheese sandwich ($2.95) at burger chain Five Guys. But it is better than an awful lot of meatless options out there.
It seems like grilled cheese is everywhere these days—a grilled cheese emporium on America's Next Great Restaurant, a renegade grilled cheese delivery service, grilled cheese trucks on the road. So it wasn't at all surprising to hear about the new Melt Shop, a grilled cheese restaurant in Midtown East.
[Photos: Madison Priest] First, a disclosure: The Milk Truck is not actually a truck. Proprietor Keith Klein intends to launch the enterprise in mobile form as soon as November, but for now, the Milk Truck is a stationary food...
Everything about this sandwich is well-balanced. The cheese to bread ratio is perfect. The sourdough soaks up the butter, preventing the grilled cheese from being overly greasy, yet still maintains that rich, grilled bread taste that only a hefty helping of butter can bring. The cheese oozes delectably, and the chutney gives it that sophisticated touch.
After trekking out to Floral Park to try it I am here to say that Mumbai Xpress's signature sandwich is much, much more than a mere grilled cheese with a bit of chutney and onions, it is a work of edible art.
[Photos: Fork in the Road] It may not be high season for street food, but it sure is high season for grilled cheese. The Milk Truck hasn't hit the road just yet, but operator Keith Klein set up at...
[Photo: Blondie and Brownie] We're used to Shopsin's wacky brunch mashups (macaroni and cheese pancakes?), and this find from Blondie and Brownie falls right in line—French toast made into a grilled cheese: Only Shopsin's could come up with something...
It stands to reason that a superior cheese shop should serve a superior cheese sandwich. And Murray’s Cheese Shop has long had an excellent sandwich counter. But they’ve really outdone themselves with Murray’s Melts—a design-your-own grilled cheese bar that...
Yesterday, Artisanal hosted a grilled cheese contest in honor of Grilled Cheese Month. (Last day, people. Start melting!) Here's a glossy shot of the winner, entered by Erick Zawacki. It's made of taleggio, cherry mostarda, and arugula, and will...