The rumors are true: National Grilled Cheese Month is coming to a close. But before you throw out those elastic pants, perhaps you want to consider checking out the five finest, gooiest sandwiches in all of Los Angeles:
The Foundry's The Champ
7465 Melrose; Mid-Wilshire; 323.651.0915
It's called The Champ for a reason: chef
Muhammad Ali Eric Greenspan's Taleggio-and-short-rib-stuffed MF won the Grilled Cheese Invitational in 2008, thanks to apricot-caper puree on raisin-walnut bread (pictured above).
More deets on the award-winning melt this way
Clementine's Hot Date
1751 Ensley Ave; Westwood; 310.552.1080
This cafe goes all out for Grilled Cheese Month with a full menu of just-in-April calorie bombs, the best of which's probably the Hot Date: Beemster goat gouda w/ Medjool dates and applewood-smoked bacon on wholegrain. Just make sure to buy it flowers before.
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Swingers Diner's Stuffed Grilled Cheese
8020 Beverly Blvd; Mid-Wilshire; 323.653.5858
The classic diner's got a not-just-classic-American Stuffed Grilled Cheese, which's loaded with a gooey Jack/cheddar mix, homemade guac, sliced tomatoes, and grilled onions.
Stuff yourself silly, right here
Heywood's Muy Caliente
3337 W Sunset Blvd; Silver Lake; 323.667.1522
For a restaurant that literally only serves grilled cheeses, there's no going wrong -- but you'd definitely be going MORE right with the Fontina/spicy Jack/cream cheese/tortillia strip-stuffed Muy Caliente, which is also muy delicioso.
View many, many more melts on their site
Doughboys' After School Special
8136 W 3rd St; Mid-Wilshire; 323.852.1020
Their After School Special has nothing to do with long-winded lessons about the perils of Boone's Farm, but everything to do with a half-sliced, drippy blend of Swiss, white cheddar, and Fontina on pain de mie, served with a chunky, dip-worthy, creamy tomato soup.
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