New York Grilled Cheese Co.
New York Grilled Cheese Co.
DINING New York Grilled Cheese Co. BY RICHARD DAVID CHAMBERLAIN The much-anticipated opening of New York Grilled Cheese Co. took place on Monday, March 11, and of course we were first in line. (Would you expect anything less from the gastronome of Guy Magazine?) You might call us something of a grilled cheese snob, which is true to a certain extent. After all, during outings to Manhattan, we have been known to make a special side trip to visit the Queens Kickshaw for its cheesy sandwich eruptions. So trotting up Wilton Drive to explore this new restaurant, housed in the back half of Nuts About Yogurt, was far simpler. With a counter, three tables, and a wall of bench-seating, the New York Grilled Cheese Co. is not a large place, and it has a menu to match. There are seven grilled cheese sandwiches offered , priced at $7.95 to $9.95 (which may seem a little place with his papa, recommended the Manhaton the high side, but this is the Drive, and these tan Grilled Mac ‘n Cheese ($8.50) and scored with are HUGE sandwiches, so value is the watchword a gooey mess of comfort. This is a sandwich-andhere). Each comes hugged by a small cup of a-half with housemade mac n’ Cheddar cheese Creamy Tomato Basil Bisque Soup (for dipping) in stuffed between two thick slices of toasted couna crowded cardboard basket graced by a piece of try loaf. Is there such a thing as too big? Okay, a waxed paper featuring evokative newsprint (this IS silly question. the New York Grilled Cheese Co., after all). We’ll admit to being slightly skeptical at the We passed by the Broadway Classic ($7.95)— concept of a side order of Bacon Lollipops American-Cheddar and Swiss cheeses on house($3.95), otherwise known as heart attack on a made garlic buttered sour dough bread pressed stick. We watched with glee as a kid who could in a waffle iron for an extra crispy crunch—and not have been more than 13 devoured an order opted instead for something more courageous. and pronounced them “awesome.” He should The Brooklyn Porkster ($9.50) sounded tempting, know. It was his third time having the treat. and was delivered to our table hot and dripping Also available as side orders: a larger portion of on perfectly-toasted sour dough bread. The first the Tomato Basil Bisque ($3.95/$4.95), Empire bite signaled a winning combination of houseFries ($1.95/$2.95), Sweet Potato Waffle Fries made barbeque pulled-pork with a matching ($3), Disco Fries with Cheese Morsels and Hot sauce, crispy onion bits, and crunchy dill pickle Gravy ($3.95/$5.95), and a $6.95 event known slices, all melded into a healthy serving of Amerias a Hot Pork Sundae (fries, shredded pork, gravy can-Cheddar cheese. We awarded this sandwich and Cajun American-Cheddar Cheese). Just as Four Thumbs Up, temporarily borrowing fingers good as it sounds. Wines are available from $8 a from the adjoining table of teens. glass, with soda priced at $1.25 a can. The staff on hand raved about the SoHo The only unanswered question reNEW YORK Sweet Cheeses! ($8.50), which features GRILLED CHEESE mains: “Is it wrong to eat in the same brie cheese, onion, and bacon bits, CO. place every day?” We say, “Why plus a lather of berry marmalade on 2207 WILTON DR not?” The gastronome knows these toasted oatmeal wheat bread. After WILTON MANORS things. Feel free to join us in making having tasted the Porkster, the SoHo the New York Grilled Cheese Co. FL 33305 disappointed. Less cheese, by far; and your new favored place, and tell them (954) 564-6887 less intense flavor explosion. Guy Magazine sent you. Hunky Leor Barak, who owns the o guymag.net /theguymag /theguymag guymagyoutube 43