Wednesday, May 16, 2012

G is for: Grilled Cheese {American Grilled Cheese Kitchen Review}

My love for creative grilled cheese combos was well-documented on the blog for National Grilled Cheese Month (click here and here if you missed them). So when my friend Jenny was in town for the Rockies series, I suggested we check out American Grilled Cheese Kitchen in SOMA near AT&T Park.

I've been here before but it had been awhile. So I'm blaming my slightly blurry photos on the fact that I was extremely hungry and also very excited to catch up with Jenny (we met during our days in San Diego).

Now, in the grand scheme of things, is $8-$9 a lot to pay for grilled cheese? Possibly. But let's be honest, it's not really outrageous compared to what you would pay just about anywhere for lunch in San Francisco. They also offer a nice option of the Red, White and Blue Plate Special, which allows you to pair a half sandwich with either tomato soup or a side salad (and an apple), which we both did.

I wanted to try something new, so I went for the Foghorn Leghorn, which is Point Reyes Blue Cheese, creamy havarti, Zoe's roasted chicken, arugula and dill-dijon on artisan wheat bread. I really loved the tangy addition of the blue cheese along with the melty havarti. (Is melty even a word? I hope so because I use it all the time). Of course, I was intrigued by their Mac 'n Cheese Grilled Cheese just to say I tried it, but I was trying to go the slightly more healthy route. If you've tried it, let me know what you think.

Jenny got one of my favorites there, which is the jalapeno popper. It's chevre, monterey jack, applewood smoked bacon, and an apricot-jalapeno relish on levain. It's sweet, spicy and cheesy all at the same time. She got hers with the smoky tomato soup and house made creme fraiche. To be honest, I was sort of jealous of her soup, but I was also happy with my salad. (But seriously...grilled cheese and tomato soup has got to be one of the best combos ever). Anyways...great to see Jenny and catch up over some yummy grilled cheese!


  1. I agree that the price is reasonable. Apricot-jalapeno??? Wow! Tomato soup and grilled cheese is what I call classic comfort food!
    And...I think your pictures are great. Well done once again!

  2. The mac sandwich is amazing! I had it with a mimosa on Saturday before the A's game, and it was one of my best decisions that day! My friend and I brought our sandwiches into the park, and the fans around us kept asking where they were from. LOVE THE AMERICAN


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