No longer just a childhood favorite, America’s iconic comfort food sandwich is experiencing a renaissance and showing up on restaurant menus like never before. Only now, this lunchtime treat is being elevated to new gastronomic heights with artisanal ingredients and creative additions. So, being that April is National Grilled Cheese Month, we’ve rounded up five of the tastiest places in DFW where you can pay homage to fromage in all its melted glory. You can also find more places to satisfy your cheesy cravings here.
310 W. 7th St.
Dallas, TX 75208
www.dallasgrilledcheese.coThe owners behind this newly opened Bishop Arts eatery are passionate about all things cheese and have a menu filled with cheesy concoctions to prove it. Here, you’ll find grilled classics ranging from an American cheese on white bread combo to grilled cheese with fried bologna. There’s also a tasty grilled caprese with mozzarella, basil, tomatoes and garlic butter. But for true melted cheese bliss nothing beats JK’s favorite—consisting of a delectable combination of American, cheddar and gruyère cheese with crumbled bacon and Dijon on Parmesan crusted grilled sourdough.
www.facebook.com/gorgonzillaThis “king of grilled cheese” roaming wagon slings up a tempting array of awesome gooey goodness all over Fort Worth. You can get a plain grilled cheese sandwich or customize your own cheesy monsters with mouthwatering ingredients that include everything from grilled hanger steak and thick cut bacon to caramelized onions, pears, and a variety of cheese. However, the best thing to sink your teeth into here is the Q-Monga sandwich, featuring an indulgent union of house smoked BBQ pork and grilled mac & cheese. Combine it with a tomato bisque shooter for your dipping pleasure.
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15922 Eldorado Parkway, Suite 700
Frisco, TX 75035
www.barnlighteatery.comThis popular dining spot is known for taking Southern comfort food to the next level and its artisan grilled cheese sandwich is a perfect example. The sandwich features a lavish mix of Swiss, boursin and Monterrey jack cheeses with thick slices of bacon, seared green tomatoes and frisse greens. It’s grilled up on thick golden challa bread and served with a luscious tomato soup topped with truffle goat cheese cream.
770 Six Flags Drive, Suite 100
Arlington, TX 76011
www.olenjacksgrille.comOlenjack’s has long been Arlington’s bastion of modern regional fare, and though its namesake chef, Brian Olenjack, has recently parted ways with the restaurant—diners can still savor his irresistible ultimate grilled cheese sammies. This melty marvel is a construct of American, white cheddar, fontina and Gruyere cheeses wedged between two buttery slices of toasted Pullman bread. It’s served with thick wedges of golden fries on the side.
113 Industrial St.
Denton, TX 76201
www.roosters-roadhouse.comThis popular Denton dive cranks out some serious burgers, including one that’s so spicy you have to sign a waiver before you eat it. But what really grabs all the attention is the gut busting grilled cheese double burger. This behemoth of a sandwich features a burger encased inside of two grilled cheese sandwiches. It’s more than a mouthful, but if you want to kick it up a notch, order it with bacon and a fried egg.
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