Food & Drink

The Hub's 5 most incredible melty sandwiches

Chocolate-Bacon Grilled Cheese at Roxy's in Boston

In honor of Grilled Cheese month, we bring to you the five greatest, most decadent, messiest, griddled cheese-and-bread sandwiches in all the land: Roxy's Grilled Cheese's Chocolate-Covered-Bacon Grilled Cheese Food TruckOne of the Hub's early food trucks and grilled cheese trailblazers, the dudes at Roxy's put themselves on the map with their signature applewood-smoked bacon- and horseradish guac-topped Green Muenster Melt, as well as one-offs like a spicy guajillo-chili-chocolate-covered bacon and goat cheese number with walnuts (pictured above).Get all the deets right hereThe Charles at Mike & Patty's12 Church St; Bay Village; 617.423.3447Thankfully reopened this year under new-old management, this Bay Village gourmet sandwich purveyor rocks the incredibly strong Charles, an American & Gruyere hybrid loaded full of collard greens, tomatoes, and your choice of bacon, chorizo, sausage, or ham.Sound good? Click here for more infoBistro du Midi's Croque-Monsieur272 Boylston St; Back Bay; 617.426.7878Tuesday nights only at their downstairs bar & patio, this upscale French spot on the Common rolls out a solid lineup of croque-monsieurs, including a delicious duck confit version stuffed full of goat cheese and basil pistou.More on the French-ified grilled cheeses, this wayGrilled Cheese Nation's In Gouda We TrustFood TruckBilled as "Boston's Original Gourmet Grilled Cheese Food Truck", this mobile fromage-flipper peddles eight gourmet sammies like the In Gouda We Trust (Gouda, caramelized onions, and sauteed 'shrooms) and the creamy, melted Brie Me Up w/ sliced Asian pears.Find out where they'll be when, over hereCheeseboy's Tomato Basil Classic720 Atlantic Ave; Financial District/Waterfront; 617.737.4600Now boasting two Hub outposts (with a third in the works), these grilled-cheese-to-go specialists sling a robust assemblage of pressed fromages, including the can't-miss Tomato Basil Classic w/ white American, tomato, and basil, and the Cheddar Delight on rye w/ smoked ham and dill pickles.Get some more info on this cheese, boy!

Croque-Monsieur at Bistro du Midi in Boston
Tomato Basil Classic at Cheeseboy in Boston