Guys, now that it's finally April 1st, we've officially entered into National Grilled Cheese month (and no, this isn't a cruel April Fool's trick). It's a real holiday, worthy of capitalization of its name and we intend to celebrate it in all its glory.
But in a city with so many awesome, indulgent hotspots like New York, how's a grilled chee-zoid to choose? Well, while we can't make the decision for you, we're here to guide you through the masses towards the most interesting, most delicious and most must-try grilled cheese beauties to put on your April to-eat list, ranging from the classic options like the time-tested cheddar-stuffed grilled cheese and tomato soup combination to an ooey gooey British-inspired breakfast variation.
Some of our favorite options can be found where you'd least expect them, and all are just as decadent as they sound - but wherever (and however) you choose to celebrate such an epic month, happy noshing and cheese-filled wishes to you this April!
The Place: Delicatessen
The Sandwich: Mac Reuben grilled cheese with corned beef, Russian dressing, sauerkraut, mascarpone and melted cheese curds (pictured above).
The Info: 54 Prince Street, New York, NY. http://delicatessennyc.com/
The Place: A Voce Columbus
The Sandwich: Focaccia Tremazzini with buffalo ricotta, grilled zucchini and tomato confit.
The Info: 10 Columbus Circle, New York, NY. http://www.avocerestaurant.com/
The Place: Thistle Hill Tavern
The Sandwich: Cheddar grilled cheese with San Marzano tomato soup.
The Info: 441 Seventh Avenue, Brooklyn, NY. http://www.thistlehillbrooklyn.com/
The Place: The Shakespeare
The Sandwich: Toasted British breakfast sandwich with creamy béchamel cheese sauce - a mix of English cheddar and Stilton - fresh jalapenos and onions, served with a sunny side up egg.
The Info: 24 East 39th Street, New York, NY. http://www.theshakespearenyc.com/
The Place: La Maison du Croque Monsieur
The Sandwich: Croque Mr. Henry made with jambon de Paris, béchamel sauce and Gruyere, Chimay, Racelette, or Comté cheese.
The Info: 17 East 13th Street, New York, NY. http://croquemr.com/
The Place: Regency Bar & Grill
The Sandwich: Classic grilled cheddar cheese on sourdough bread with French fries and a green salad.
The Info: 540 Park Avenue, New York, NY. http://www.loewshotels.com/regency-hotel/dining/restaurants
The Place: Center Bar
The Sandwich: Fontina d'Aosta with black truffles on country bread with a side of sweet fig relish.
The Info: 10 Columbus Circle, New York, NY. http://centerbarnyc.com/
The Place: Recette
The Sandwich: Burrata grilled cheese with romesco cheese and basil leaves.
The Info: 328 W 12th Street, New York, NY. http://recettenyc.com/
The Place: LAVO
The Sandwich: "Back to School" special with truffle cheese and applewood bacon.
The Info: 39 E 58th Street, New York, NY. http://lavony.com/