Gorge on Grilled Cheese All Week Long at Los Angeles Restaurants

The road to the LA Grilled Cheese Invitational is paved with a week of specialty Tillamook grilled cheese sandwiches.

grilled cheese los angelesYou’ll have your ultimate chance to gorge on more than 30,000 grilled cheese sandwiches this Sunday at the 2nd 8th annual Grilled Cheese invitational, but why not train for it all week long? Tillamook Cheese (sponsor of the event) has partnered with six LA and OC restaurants, which offer you their take on specialty grilled cheese sandwiches, Tillamook Cheese, all week long. From April 16-23 grab a sandwich at any (or all) of these locations:

simplethings sandwich & pie shop
Chef Carrie Cusack has created a Pork Belly Grilled Cheese with Tillamook Monterey Jack Cheese, Pork Belly, Smoked Tomato, Caramelized Onions, Avocado ($9.50). 8310 W 3rd St., L.A., 323.592.3390. www.simplethingsrestaurant.com

The Foundry On Melrose
Grilled Cheese Invitational veteran Chef Eric Greenspan will offer the Johnny Apple Cheese AKA Johnny Pastrami with Tillamook Sharp Cheddar, Sourdough Bread, Apple Mustard Chutney, Green Apple, Smoked Pastrami ($8). 7465 Melrose Ave., L.A., 323.651.0915. www.thefoundryonmelrose.com

Chef Brandon Boudet has created a sandwich featuring Tillamook Monterey Jack Grilled Cheese, Grilled Wild Ramp, Ciabatta Bread ($11). 8715 Beverly Blvd., L.A., 310.652.2335. www.dominicksrestaurant.com

The Oaks Gourmet
From another Grilled Cheese Invitational participant, Chef Luke Reyes will offer a sandwich with Tillamook Sharp Cheddar, Black Forest Bacon, Homemade Tomato Jam, Sourdough Bread ($9.95). 1915 North Bronson Ave., 323.871.8894. www.theoaksgourmet.com

101 Coffee Shop
Chef Brandon Boudet has also created a Po Boy for Angelenos across town with Tillamook Medium Cheddar & Homemade Creole Hot Sausage Po Boy ($9). 6145 Franklin Ave., L.A., 323.467.1175. www.the101coffeeshop.com

crow bar & kitchen (Orange County)
Grilled Cheese aficionado, Chef John Cuevas, will offer a melt with Tillamook Sharp Cheddar, Pickled Ramps, Smoked Bacon, Garlic Mayo, Fried Egg ($11). 2325 East Coast Hwy., Corona del Mar. 949.675.0070. www.crowbarcdm.com

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