Food & Drink

The ATX's 5 most incredible melty sandwiches

Published On 04/25/2013 Published On 04/25/2013
The grilled cheese from Burro Cheese Kitchen

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
The Park at Domain's The Bypass Grilled Cheese 11601 Domain Drive; North Burnet; 512.478.7275 The Park's Bypass Burger ups the ante with a double stack of sirloin half-pounders and strips of bacon wedged between a pair of mozz/cheddar/Prov grilled cheeses.
They've got a 360-degree projection screen TV that you can read about 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
Chedd's Grilled Cheeses 4601 N Lamar Blvd; The Triangle; 512.323.0989 A trailblazer of the city's grilled cheese scene, Chedd's offers nearly 20 cheese-based sandwiches ranging from the Oinkery (bacon, salami, queso blanco, Colby-Jack) to the Mac Attack with bacon, mac & cheese, and mozz.
Find all of their cheesy creations on their website, here
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...

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1. Burro Cheese Kitchen 1603 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704 (South Austin)

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.

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2. The Park at the Domain 11601 Domain Dr, Ste 200, Austin, TX 78758 (Austin)

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.

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3. Henri's 2024 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704 (South Austin)

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.

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4. Chedd's Gourmet Grilled Cheese 4601 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78751

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).

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5. Yellow Jacket Social Club 1704 E 5th St, Austin, TX 78702 (Austin)

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.