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Give St. Francis Restaurant and Brewery a try.
Give St. Francis Restaurant and Brewery a try.

St. Francis surprises

I don't know if you will ever find yourself in the southern suburb of St. Francis, and I was pretty sure it would never happen to me.

I'm an East Side, Downtown, Riverwest kind of guy.

But I ended up in St. Francis for some theater over the weekend and found what might be the best grilled cheese sandwich I've ever eaten.

The place is the St. Francis Restaurant and Brewing Company located just off the Lake Parkway at Kinnickinnic and Howard Avenues.

It's a good sized place with a menu full of variety. In addition to food they have lots of beer and a wonderful beer sampler that brings eight different small glasses of beer to your table for sampling. If I drank beer it sounds like heaven.

But back to my sandwich.

I love grilled cheese sandwiches. I've had $1 grilled cheese at places like George Webb's. I've paid $20 for a grilled cheese at the Beverly Hills Hilton.

But the grilled cheese at this place stands right near the top of my list.

You start with a wonderful, fairly thick sliced sourdough bread. Then three cheeses, cheddar, a nice-aged Swiss and a mellow provolone. Then you add crisp thick sliced bacon, thin tomatoes and nice slices of avocado.

At $7.95 it's a real bargain and a treat that grilled cheese folks should not miss.

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