April was National Grilled Cheese Month. And if you're asking, "Who the hell said that April was going to be 'National Grilled Cheese Month'?", you're wasting precious time that could be spend eating DC's best grilled cheeses, laid out below
Big Bear's Grilled Cheese and Roasted Apple 1700 1st St NW; Bloomingdale; 202.643.9222 Prepare for the coffee shop's customers to explode out of their totally hip skinny jeans, because this sandwich rocks thick French white bread with aged cheddar, and turns things up a notch with a shot of Sriracha. Big Bear's big site has all the 411. (Er, menus.)
Churchkey's Grilled Cheese 1337 14th St NW; Logan Circle; 202.567.2576 The renowned beer bar is just as thoughtful with their cheese curation, mixing Fontina with a bit of truffle oil, which is served on ciabatta alongside tomato soup dipping sauce. Run this link for CKDC's full menus
This coffee shop also serves a killer grilled cheese: A sando rocking thick French white bread with aged cheddar, turned up a notch with a shot of Sriracha.
Luke's hearty menu includes Maine seasonals like Peak Organic Winter & Shipyard Prelude to wash down "celebratory winter options" like a gruyere-coated lobster grilled cheese -- just make sure your mom doesn't cut off your crustaceans when cutting off your crust.
With 55 draft lines and 500-plus bottles that all manage to deliver on quality, ChurchKey is a chic Logan Circle destination for DC's die-hard beer fans. In addition to the meticulously curated lineup of domestic brews and collabs one would expect from a top-flight beer bar, this stylish spot above sister restaurant Birch & Barley has its finger on the pulse of what’s happening craft-wise overseas, too, allowing you to one-up your friends by saying things like, “I’ve really been impressed by what’s happening in Estonia’s beer scene lately” with complete seriousness. The food menu is loaded with plenty of hearty bites like tater tots, burgers, and flatbreads to soak up all those suds.
Boasting a linen-lined, curtained rear dining room and a 40ft tiled bar backed by huge mirrors and flower-patterned lightboxes up front, Ripple's a casually airy, beige-walled winer n' diner.