10 Best Grilled Cheese Sandwiches in Los Angeles
|Grilled Cheese at Local|
The 3 Cheese Grilled Brioche Sandwich. A balancing act of childhood whimsy and adult savoir faire. A sublime rarity that sets Local's sandwich at the top of our list. Served on burnished brioche that is neither too thick nor too thin; the trio of Jack, Swiss and Cheddar cheeses are garnished with subtly tangy oven-roasted tomatoes and a tiny hint of carmelized onion. An additional bonus is the barely sweet, brick-red chipotle ketchup served on the side. Not typical, not necessary, but exceptional. Comes with lightly dressed mixed greens so you can justify eating the whole thing in one sitting. 2943 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles; (323) 662-4740.
So that's 10, but we couldn't stop there. No. We couldn't and won't because we would be remiss if we didn't at least mention Campanile, to whom we offer our Lifetime Achievement Award, for having conceived of, instituted and perfected fine-dining-yet-casual gourmet grilled cheese.
Runners-up: Say Cheese, Mercantile, Original, Grilled Cheese and Cupcakes, Johnny Rockets, Cube, Swingers, Black Cat, Lazy Ox, Toast Bakery, In N' Out, Gram and Papas, Upper West, The Oaks Gourmet Market and The Foundry.
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