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.