For years, Iron Chef-testant Eric Greenspan's been promising a resto devoted to the eighth, gooey Wonder of the World (grilled cheese!). And for years, you've been hotly anticipating it, 'cause he's a multi-award winner at the annual Grilled Cheese Invitational. Well, that day has finally, gloriously arrived with the opening of Greenspan's Grilled Cheese on Melrose.
Let's just skip talking about the interior and get straight to all the grilled cheeses, shall we?
The Champ: This is it, dudes: the best grilled cheese in the KNOWN UNIVERSE (as voted by judges at the Invitational). Two slices of raisin-walnut bread stuffed w/ Taleggio cheese, beef short ribs, apricot-caper puree, and dried tomatoes.
Buffalo Blue: Um, yes. Fried chicken tenders, blue cheese, and a spicy carrot-celery slaw between two pieces of rye bread.
Cuban Rueben: Not just what everyone calls Studdard's cigar-smoking cousin, the Cuban Rueben's also Greenspan's pumpernickel g-cheese with Gruyere, mustard, pickles, house-made sauerkraut, and pulled pork.
The Tuna Melt: Not exactly the way you'd make it at home, thanks to cucumbers, grapes, and Herman's favorite cheese (muenster).