Wednesday, December 5, 2012

{36 Reasons} Cheesy

I am a big fan of "fad eating."

You know, restaurants or foods that become "all the rage."

Silly, but I think it's fun!

Last January, I spent 10 days in New York. While I was, theoretically, there for a class, I seemed to do a lot of eating in my off time. We tried a mac and cheese restaurant, every cupcake spot in a 5 mile radius, and a rice-pudding-only establishment. (I might have missed something, but you get the idea.)

So I was pretty excited to hear about a Grilled Cheese Restaurant.

Remember, I'm from Wisconsin.

Today I ventured out to Evanston for lunch. For grilled cheese.

Cheesie's did not disappoint. (Good name, huh?)

I went with a friend, who was more than willing to order 2 different sandwiches to share. Truthfully, I wanted to order three, but then she pointed out the tater tots, and so we skipped a third sandwich in favor of an order of tater tots.

One was called "The Mac." You can guess - it was a sandwich with macaroni and cheese on it, served with a side of tomato-soup-like sauce.

The other was "The Popper," a jalapeƱo-popper in a sandwich - cream cheese, cheddar cheese, and jalapenos. (We skipped the optional bacon for obvious reasons.) It came with a chipotle mayonnaise, which was also delicious for dipping the tater tots.

Both were delicious, but I was a bigger fan of the Popper.

I will go back. I need to try other ones! Anyone want to meet me for lunch?

Blessed are You, O God, Ruler of the World, who has made creative chefs and entrepreneurs to offer delightful combinations of food, who has enabled me to take a friend out for lunch, and who has brought me to this delicious day.

P.S. I couldn't resist eye-bombing the parking meter.


Dorothy said...

That sounds GOOD, especially that Popper one. Yum.

I laughed so hard at that bracha. That's perfect.

Rebecca Einstein Schorr said...

Yum....yum!!! When, not if, I come to visit, this is a must!!!

Amanda said...

Let's a lunch date sometime in January when I'm down at Northwestern!!!! (That is, if you could ever get away on a weekday lunch).