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by Andrew Van Heusden
No need for a cheesy introduction: It’s National Grilled Cheese Day. A few local spots offer grown-up varieties of the favorite childhood staple. Here, 10 sandwiches to try out on this special day.
801 W. Magnolia Ave.
Brewed’s grilled cheese combines provolone cheese, aged cheddar and jalapeno bread before grilling it on sourdough. Before ordering, ask about the soup of the day.
1229 7th Ave.
Adding avocado to your grilled cheese sandwich (with melted gouda, cheddar and goat cheese) is one way to top off your sandwich. For a true cheese overload, add some bacon mac and cheese to the sandwich.
4801 Edwards Ranch Road, Ste. 105
Press Cafe offers a simple grilled cheese sandwich served on artisan-style bread with, of course, a cup of tomato soup on the side.
310 Houston St.
For the carnivores out there, bacon and ham (and also spinach) can be added to your sandwich for an extra $1.50.
1051 W. Magnolia Ave.
This sandwich is served on Texas Toast. The creamy brie cheese is the star, but other items on the sandwich include bacon or ham and thin tomato slices.
5188 Marathon Ave.
CRU’s grilled cheese is a Taleggio cheese panini served with grapes and white truffle oil tomato basil soup on the side.
4700 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Smoked gouda cheese, American cheese and Grand Cru Gruyere cheese make up this sandwich, trapped in layers of buttery grilled toast.
3789 N. Beach St.
There are four different types of grilled cheese options on the Famous George’s Cafe menu, but customers have the power to pick the type of cheese and toppings they want on their sandwich.
616 S. University Drive, Ste. 301
The grilled pimento cheese sandwich is served on rye swirl bread and gives a variety of flavor - thanks to the pimentos, mild green chiles and poblano peppers.
3927, 4101 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Gruyere, cheddar and house-made mozzarella, come sandwiched between brioche. On the side: Roasted tomato basil soup with bacon.