With apologies to Jill and our other Jewish readers, I must note that National Grilled Cheese Day is upon us again. Aside from filling the need for media outlets to fill up space, I’m not sure who decided that grilled cheese needed its own day. I mean, Passover excepted, every day is a perfect day for grilled cheese.
My favorite sandwiches require fresh produce that’s not in season yet, anyway — apricots and chevre, peaches and quark, fresh tomatoes with manchego, figs and blue cheese, and of course crisp apples and cheddar in the fall.
It’s easy enough to make at home (two things to remember: use butter, liberally, and grate the cheese), but here’s a montage of grilled cheeses I’ve loved around DC. Clockwise from top left, the pimento grilled cheese at Cheesetique, the Wonky grilled cheese at Eat Wonky (alas, no longer on the road), the Barely Buzzed from The Big Cheese, and the jamon y manchego flauta from José Andrés Pepe Food Truck.
Had a better grilled cheese around town? Tell us where!