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Ah, the grilled cheese sandwich. The stuff dreams are made of. I've eaten them all over the world.
Saturday night I had the best grilled cheese sandwich I have ever had. Ever. Not kidding.
I had it at Charlie's a bar in the Third Ward right around the corner from the Broadway Theatre Center. I occasionally drop in when I'm on my way to review a play. It has great burgers.
But Saturday night I ordered the five-cheese grilled cheese and paid an extra buck for one more kind of cheese.
They set it down in front of me and I gasped in anticipation. Two slices of Sciortino's Italian bread, grilled to just crisp enough.
Inside, and just spilling over the edges, was a stack of cheddar, American provolone, jack, Swiss and Gouda cheeses. It wasn't huge by any means but was, instead, easy to eat.
Never, anywhere have I had a grilled cheese sandwich so good. And just $8 – with fries. Go. Try it. Love it.
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