Friday, we had a team lunch at work for our newest members at The American Grilled Cheese Kitchen.
This trendy eatery is located South Of Market on 2nd Street near South Park.
Operated by Heidi Gibson - Commander-in-Cheese and Nate Pollak - The Big Cheese; the kitchen has been open about six months with lines out the door for these gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches.
Heidi has won the Grilled Cheese Invitational seven out of the last eight years! After watching their two brief YouTube videos located on the restaurant's web site you can't help but root for the success of these two entrepreneurs.
I ordered the Moscone which had fresh mozzarella, fontina, roasted tomatoes, basil-lavender pesto, and kalamata olive tapenade. The sandwich came garnished simply with a beautifully ripe strawberry.
My sandwich was quite good but I couldn't help but have sandwich envy when I saw my co-worker's Mushroom Gruyere which had fontina, gruyere, roasted wild mushrooms + gold potatoes, melted leeks, caramelized onions, and thyme butter. This only means I will have to go back and try it too!
If you go, be sure to check out the small details like the kitchen utensils that were linked together to form the roped off eating area or the bean bag toss game just outside the front door.
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