Comfort Food on the Road – Grilled Cheese

When Susan Russo, author of The Encyclopedia of Sandwiches shared her favorites with Larry  Bleiber of USA Today in 10 Great Place for a Surprising Sandwich in April, I tucked the article away, hoping I would get to one of the cities listed.  The American Grilled Cheese Kitchen in San Francisco near the baseball stadium topped the list, and I found myself queuing up with Giants baseball fans on a sunny, crisp Sunday afternoon recently.

Although the article touted the “piglet,” I opted for the classic “mousetrap” – a combination of sharp cheddar, creamy havarti, monterey jack, on sourdough” – with roasted tomato.  If macaroni and cheese defines your comfort food, this little eating place also offers a macaroni and cheese sandwich.  Although the outdoor seating provided a great view of the orange and black outfits on the way to the ballgame, the little park around the corner at South Park was quiet, with benches and picnic tables, and a little coffee shop on one of the side streets – perfect for having an espresso to clear the arteries.

I’m keeping the article handy; maybe I’ll get to some of the other sites listed:

  • The Meatball Shop in New York
  • Kenny and Zuke’s Deli in Portland,Oregon
  • Capriotti’s in Las Vegas
  • Homegrown in Seattle

A travel tour of sandwich shops sounds good to me.  Have you been to any of them?

4 thoughts on “Comfort Food on the Road – Grilled Cheese

  1. A grilled cheese place would be my absolute favorite. YUM! And I can say a zillion kind words about Capriotti’s – look! I already have! Cheesesteaks and italian subs like I love em. YES.

  2. We like Toast in Durham, NC, an Italian sandwich shop. In an article in the 6/24/11 NY Times, the owner said they could be innovative and still appeal to a broad audience because “Most people are not afraid of a sandwich.”

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