Grilled cheese is the ubiquitous comfort food known all too well for its warm, gooey contents enveloped by a crispy crust. The popularity of grilled cheese has some restaurants giving it a new spin, going above and beyond with inventive riffs on an old favorite.
Lobster Grilled Cheese: Brie Fondue, Maine Lobster; $15
Los Angeles, California
Grilled cheese with pulled short rib, truffled potato chips and parsely salad; $13
New York City
Grilled cheese: vermont cheddar, gruyere, bacon, pork belly; $12
Cheddar, ham & apple: Sharp Cheddar, Smoked Ham, Apple Butter on Sourdough Bread; $8.50
Grilled Cheese: with Cheddar, feta & avocado on 12 grain sliced bread; $5.95