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4 Restaurants that Take Grilled Cheese To The Next Level

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at C of C chapter.

There is something about the breaking the bread of a freshly cooked grilled cheese. The hot, gooey cheese insides softly stringing apart, allowing you to dramatically reenact every grilled cheese commercial ever created. It’s easy to say that everyone likes a classic grilled cheese; however, these restaurants are taking the typical American cheese, white bread (or maybe not) sandwich to a whole new level and will make you smile every time …

Roxy’s Grilled Cheese, Boston Massachusetts

In honor of Boston’s monumental “Green Monster” outfield at Fenway Park, Roxy’s Grilled Cheese offers the “Green Muenster”, loaded with guacamole and bacon. Roxy’s spilled their secret on how they construct the perfect “grilled cheese” – with the use of mayonnaise in replace of butter on their bread before it’s grilled. (1)

The Grilled Cheese Truck, Los Angeles California

Most envision macaroni and cheese as a side dish to pulled or smoked pork, however, the Grilled Cheese Truck in downtown Los Angeles found a way to incorporate both ingredients along with soft brie cheese into a delicious savory grilled cheese of its own, called the “Brie Melt”. (2)

24 Diner, Austin Texas

Many argue what the perfect grilled cheese ratio is, however, 24 Diner in Austin, Texas proclaims that a perfect grilled cheese takes two fresh-baked sourdough slices from its neighboring restaurant Easy Tiger smothered in both cheddar and Havarti cheese. On top, they choose to add roasted tomatoes, bacon, and avocado because – why not? (3)  

Lola, Cleveland Ohio

Located in the heart of Cleveland, Ohio this “lunch only” grilled cheese is uniquely made with Mexican Chihuahua cheese which is often used for queso – who knew? Iron Chef Michael Symon’s (also one of the hosts of The Chew) adds roasted red peppers, grilled onions, and arugula for a twist. (4)

1 https://www.roxysgrilledcheese.com

2 http://www.thegrilledcheesetruck.com

3 http://24diner.com

4 https://www.lolabistro.com

Iris Neubecker is a junior at the College of Charleston, pursuing a degree in Communication and International Studies. Originally from Boston MA, Iris enjoys finding the best coffee shops in Charleston to study at, food photography and chasing a good sunset. Iris is currently planning a month long road trip across the USA!