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5 grilled cheese specials for National Grilled Cheese Day

Published On 04/10/2014 Published On 04/10/2014
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Chicago There are a lot of dumb fake holidays out there, and National Grilled Cheese Day this Saturday, April 12th is... not one of them! Here to help you celebrate the only American holiday better than Flag Day, we've rounded up five limited-run grilled cheese specials across Chicago.

Siena Tavern

Siena Tavern
Available April 12th Only
For one day only, Siena Tavern is slinging a "Todo Italiano” grilled cheese: fresh mozz, Fontina, Stracchino, prosciutto, oven-dried tomato, truffle butter, and pesto aioli. It’s served on brioche -- which is technically French, but we're equal opportunity grilled cheese-ists.
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RJ Grunts

RJ Grunts
Available through April 30th
April’s grilled cheese special is actually a grilled cheese... burger... special. Two brioche/smoked Gouda/Fontina grilled cheese sandwiches soaked in a tangy tomato soup reduction that both sandwich a classic, juicy Grunts patty. 

Bull & Bear

Bull & Bear
Available through April 10th
This Downtown tavern’s limited-edition, Southwest-inspired brioche grilled cheese comes with Monterrey Jack, Chihuahua, cheddar, pico de gallo, tortilla strips, and a side of house-made guac and fries.

Public House

Public House
Available through April 12th
The definition of a good deal? A meaty grilled cheese with a 4oz burger patty inside of it, along with white American cheese, grilled onions, special sauce, a side of fries, and your choice of craft beer -- all for $10.

Bar Pastoral

Bar Pastoral
Available through April 30th
Grilled cheese flight!!!! BP's letting your mouth battle with three irresistible GC varieties: a traditional with Widmer's 1Yr cheddar and tomato tapenade, Castelinhos with charred scallion pepper jelly, and Maxx Extra with chocolate ganache.


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1. Siena Tavern 51 W Kinzie St, Chicago, IL 60654 (River North)

Siena Tavern, located in North River, is an Italian resto that's sophisticated and industrial. Most of their dishes (like their pasta) are made/prepared in-house by capable hands so you'll be praising the food as much as the impressive light fixtures.

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2. RJ Grunts 2056 N Lincoln Park W, Chicago, IL 60614 (Lincoln Park)

This sandwich and burger joint is doling out exceptional juicy goodness.

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3. Bull & Bear 431 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60654

Located in the heart of North River, B&B is a perfect spot for any meal of the day. They feature the likes of fantastic burgers and especially tasty brunch options, all in a space decked out with classic, rustic materials.

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4. Bar Pastoral 53 E Lake St, Chicago, IL 60601 (Loop)

Cheese lovers (so, everybody) get ready for your utopia! Bar Pastoral is adorned with cheeses sourced from across the globe and local independent farms so you can drop that Mini Babybel now. Wine, sandwiches, and select items are also served.

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5. Public House 400 N State St, Chicago, IL 60654 (Near North Side)

Public House, a Near North sports bar, has surprisingly outstanding burgers and a unique brew selection. Just get there early to beat the crowd!

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