As everyone totally already knows, April is National Frog Month, and National Garden Month, and International Guitar Month. But did you also know it's National Grilled Cheese Month??? Well now you do, and you've got exactly five days to start celebrating. To help: Thrillist's picks for the five bestest gooey, cheesy, deliciousy sandwiches in Austin
Burro Cheese Kitchen's The Waylon & Willie Grilled Cheese 1603 S Congress Ave; South Austin; 512.565.1963 Served out of a SoCo shipping container, the W&W is served on beer-bread and filled with stout-soaked Redneck cheddar and Gruyere, as well as savory bonuses like caramelized onion, pepperoncini, and spicy maple bacon. Read about their other offerings in the full story
Henri's The Parrano Grilled Cheese 2026 S Lamar Blvd; South Austin; 512.442.3373 The South Lamar dairy purveyor's Parrano is as serious as it gets, fueled by an eponymous Italian cheese that made first runner-up for the title of World Champion Cheese in 2006. There's sexy cheese in the full story, so click here for more
Yellow Jacket Social Club's Grilled Cheese 1704 E 5th St; Central East; 512.480.9572 The Thrillist editor-approved day-drinking spot's serious about their grilled queso, repping a light sourdough sando with Fontina, havarti, herbs, and pickled radish. Read about the rest of the menu in the full story...
The stinky cheese man behind Burro Cheese Kitchen is plating high-end, build-your-own grilled cheese sandwiches with creative cheese choices like Lavender Cheddar and Smoked Blue.
Union Park has shuttered its West 6th watering hole and moved into a massive, still-sporting Aloft space outfitted with two patios, tasteful Longhorn memorabilia, and a gloriously gratuitous flatscreen armada (15+) including a custom 360-degree projection ring-screen to, you know, rule them all.
Henri's is a by-day retail & sandwich shop that morphs into a neighborhood wine bar come nightfall. Snag affordable vinos curated by the owners (two are level-two sommeliers), and grab provisions from their locally stocked deli case, or just go for a rotating sando like a rye number with raclette, pastrami, house mustard, and McClure's pickles.
Get your fill of gourmet grilled cheese at Chedd's, with varieties like Buffalo on a Chicken (buff chicken and blue cheese on sourdough), Mac & Que (BBQ beef, 'roni, and havarti on Texas Toast), and the Hot Gobbler (turkey, pepper jack, onions, 'penos, banana peppers, and mayo on white).
This high school mascot-inspired bar has a late-night patio with plenty of ambiance, booze, and not-so-bar-like snacks. Locally soured ingredients make their handmade paninis and apps as tempting as that second drink.