There aren’t many sandwiches popular enough to have their very own National Day of recognition and celebration, but Grilled Cheese is one of them, and there are several great reasons why. Grilled Cheese sandwiches serve as one of the ultimate comfort foods, with origins in the 1920s when inexpensive sliced bread and American cheese became easily available in the United States. Originally it was made as an open-faced sandwich, with variations evolving through the years.
Luckily for residents of Belmont at Park Bridge, a great grilled cheese sandwich is just a few minutes from home. Just six minutes away on Old Milton Parkway in the Avalon community, you’ll find Bocado Burger. Bocado Burger offers diners an upscale version for the classic grilled cheese, made with comte, jack and fromage blanc and served with a cup of tomato bisque and a parmesan crisp.
Also located in Avalon is the Barleygarden Kitchen & Craft Bar. Featuring a patio area and rooftop area, the Barleygarden offers patrons some of the best in small batch brewing and a delicious menu as well. Their Big Cheese grilled cheese sandwich pairs provolone with American cheese on sourdough bread, with your choice of beer mustard or apricot jam. Make it a combo with their turkey chili or tomato bisque, and you have yourself a classic grilled cheese lunch.
Just under ten minutes north of Belmont at Park Bridge and located on Windward Parkway is Black Walnut Café. Here at the Black Walnut, you have a couple of choices to fill your grilled cheese cravings. First is their version of the classic grilled cheese sandwich. Made with American cheese and butter on challah bread, their Classic Grilled Cheese is made complete with a side of tomato basil soup. If you’re looking to kick your grilled cheese up a notch, you’ll definitely want to try their Pot Roast Grilled Cheese. Starting out the same as their Classic Grilled Cheese – with American cheese and butter on challah bread – they add mouth-watering, slow-cooked chuck tender pot roast to make this the ultimate in gooey, beefy grilled cheese.
And finally located on Windward Parkway in Alpharetta, we have the Great Harvest Bread Company. This bakery chain specializes in whole-grain breads and muffins made with Montana wheat. They also have a tremendous sandwich menu. Their take on the grilled cheese sandwich is their Groovy Grilled Cheese. This twist on the traditional sandwich features a light herb spread and sharp cheddar and Swiss cheeses on honey wheat bread. Delicious!
Of course, residents of Belmont at Park Bridge may want to prepare your own custom creation in our beautifully appointed gourmet kitchens featuring ranges and designer plank flooring. Position yourself in your home sweet home and try this recipe for the Ultimate Grilled Cheese courtesy of Ina Garten, the Barefoot Contessa.
So, no matter what day of the year it may be, it’s always a great day to enjoy a grilled cheese sandwich, no matter what combination of cheeses you may prefer. So, this Friday, April 12, enjoy, but don’t forget, grilled cheeses are a perfect comfort food enjoyable anytime of the year!