Philadelphia, PA - No matter how you slice it, grilled cheese sandwiches have been a staple in American households, college dorm rooms and cozy diners since the first bowl of tomato soup felt lonely. To celebrate National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day on April 12,
Where to Get Philly's Best Grilled Cheese!
Cook and Shaker celebrates National Grilled Cheese Day every day with daily rotating grilled cheeses, but this Thursday guests will enjoy crispy chicken grilled cheese with cremini mushrooms, broccoli rabe and provolone cheese on sourdough. The grilled cheese of the day is $11 and comes with a choice of fries, tots or soup (available seasonally). Cook and Shaker | 2301 E. Albert St. | 215-426-2665 | cookandshaker.com
Joe’s Steaks + Soda Shop is known for serving some of the city’s best cheesesteaks in Fishtown and Torresdale, but have you tried its grilled cheese? Gooey cheesy bliss, try a plain grilled cheese ($5.95) or make it a cheese fries grilled cheese to really celebrate the holiday! Joe’s Steaks + Soda Shop | 1 West Girard Ave. | 215-423-5637 | 6030 Torresdale Ave. | 215-535-9405 | joessteaks.com
Rex 1516 knows how to make happy hour happier. Stop by this Thursday or any day of the week from 5-7 p.m. to enjoy the Pimento Grilled Cheese with Texas toast, house-made pimento cheese and pickles for $5. If that’s not enough cheese and bread to satisfy, select the Petite Cheese Plate with rotating cheese, jam, seasonal pickles and baguette to fully indulge.Rex 1516 | 1516 South St. | 267-319-1366 | rex1516.com
Square 1682 is a delectable lunch spot in Center City, its menu boasts hearty salads and a rotating daily plate. If you’re craving comfort food, look no further than Mack’s Grilled Cheese served with brie, rosemary, onion marmalade, country bread and served with fries or mixed greens ($12). Add bacon or avocado for $3 if you really want to treat yourself. Square 1682 | 121 South 17th St. | 215-563-5008 | square1682.com
The Bourse Marketplace’s tenant Mighty Melt, a collaboration between Mighty Bread Company’s Chris DiPiazza and Stargazy’s Sam Jacobson, will be opening this summer for all of Philly’s grilled cheese lovers! Look forward to innovative grilled cheese creations with fresh artisan breads. Mighty Melt will host its second pop-up on Thursday, April 19th at Stargazy starting at 5 p.m. until supplies lasts in anticipation to launching at The Bourse! The Bourse Marketplace | 111 S. Independence Mall | 215-625-0300 | theboursephilly.com
Borden Cheese Fun Tips and Tricks:
Cheese, If You Please - As the name suggests, cheese is the star of the show for this familiar favorite. American Singles are always a crowd pleaser, but for an even meltier grilled cheese you can opt for shredded cheese for a more even melt and that Instagram-worthy cheese pull. The new line of Thick Cut Shreds from Borden® Cheese were dreamt up with melting in mind, and add the perfect layer of creamy coverage to any sandwich.
Pack it with Protein - Looking for a more grown up take? Add protein and fresh veggies to your sandwich for a filling and balanced option that still tastes like mom used to make. With unlimited possibilities like this Pulled Pork Grilled Cheese or Turkey Bacon & Tomato Grilled Cheese, there’s no excuse not to eat a grilled cheese on April 12.
Better without Butter? - The best part about the grilled cheese sandwich is its ability to be easily tweaked to your own taste, from mixing different cheese and flavors to switching up the bread. But have you ever considered ditching the butter? For years, some have sworn by frying their sandwiches in mayonnaise, not butter, to achieve that perfectly crispy, even cook, and slightly tangy flavor boost. If Martha Stewart does it, you know it has to be good!
Philly's Grilled Cheese Sandwich Guide - The grilled cheese sandwich, once considered so plain it was relegated to kids’ menus, has now gained grown-up favor and flavor among specialty food vendors, lunch spots and esteemed eateries in and around Philadelphia.
Strawberry Chocolate Grilled Cheese -The general idea of a grilled cheese sandwich is enough to make a calm person's heart flutter.So when we came cross a strawberry chocolate grilled cheese sandwich, we squealed. Very loudly. We may have even whispered the words, "oh Ya."