Raggers, where is your favorite place in town for a grilled cheese sandwich? Do you want the traditional American on sourdough? Lots of fillings? Bacon? (duh!) Mayonnaise? Fancy shmancy imported cave aged charcoal rind raw cows milk creations? Tomato soup on the side? Who in Sacramento fixes your jones for ooey gooey goodness that triggers a childhood deja vu?
For me, a few come to mind right off the bat. I love Rubicon, but their menu is lacking for meat-free options. Their build-a-grilled cheese is frequently my choice, and I pack it full of produce. Tomatoes (on the side to keep the juice from ruining the crunch), greens, grilled onions, mushrooms, the works, on wheat or marble rye. And spicy mustard. Always with spicy mustard.
When I am feeling sophisticated, I find it hard to beat Cafe Rolle’s French brie on toasted baguette. Chef William must have some secret source on his French ingredients, because I cannot find another authentic brie that matches his.
My new favorite is Juno’s Kitchen, and their Haloumi sandwich. Grilled Haloumi on their house-made bread with lemon and balsamic is perfectly chewy, salty, sour and sweet; it is juicy and crunchy at the same time. This one is a scientific sandwich miracle.