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9 Creative Grilled Cheese Sandwiches to Eat Right Now

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Everybody loves to complain about the snowy and frigid weather Boston has seen lately, but the truth is that this is the prime season for the consumption of grilled cheese. From curds to brie, here are nine local spots that offer creative grilled cheese sandwiches.
Katie Chudy


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1. State Park

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One Kendall Square
Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 848-4355
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Grilled Pimento Cheese: Pimento cheese — a Southern classic cheese spread typically consisting of cheddar cheese, mayo, and pimentos — is the focus of this grilled cheese sandwich, which automatically comes with bacon (but it can be left out for a reduced rate). [Photo: Facebook]

2. The Friendly Toast

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1 Hampshire St
Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 621-1200
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The D.G.G.C.: The name stands for Damn Good Grilled Cheese. It's made on cayenne-cheddar bread and combines cheddar and American cheeses, an olive-garlic spread topping, and a side of strawberry-habanero sauce. [Photo: Yelp]

3. Cook

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825 Washington St.
Newton, MA 02460
(617) 423-4624
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Smoky Pepper Grilled Cheese: Combining manchego and house-made boursin cheeses, this sandwich then gets a dose of crispy shallots and smoky pepper jam. On the side, there's a serving of house-made ranch chips and greens. [Photo: Facebook]

4. Roxy's Grilled Cheese

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485 Cambridge Street
Allston, MA 02134
Green Muenster Melt: Currently available on the food truck — and soon at the upcoming Allston brick-and-mortar location — the green muenster melt combines muenster cheese with homemade guacamole and applewood bacon. [Photo: happy hour honeys]

5. Back Bay Harry's

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142 Berkeley St
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 424-6711
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3:1 Grilled Cheese: Packed with three very different kinds of cheese (muenster, smoked gouda, and cheese curds), this sandwich is finished off with caramelized onions and mission fig jam. Available for lunch. [Photo: Meg Jones Wall]

6. Mike & Patty's

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12 Church St
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 423-3447
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Breakfast Grilled Cheese: For those craving a G.C. in the A.M., this Bay Village favorite has created a breakfast version that combines egg with cheddar and American cheeses on grilled pain de mie bread. There’s also an option to add meat to the sandwich. [Photo: Facebook]

7. Drink

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348 Congress St
Boston, MA 02210
(617) 695-1806
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Grilled Cheese: To pair with a cocktail, naturally, Drink offers a wintery grilled cheese made with cheddar, orange, and caramelized fennel. [Photo: Cal Bingham]

8. The Beehive

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541 Tremont St
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 423-0069
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Short Rib Grilled Cheese: The Beehive offers a hearty option for grilled cheese lovers, consisting of braised short rib and a combination of cheddar and fontina cheeses. Available at dinner and brunch. [Photo: Official Site]

9. Redd's In Rozzie

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4257 Washington St
Boston, MA 02131
(617) 325-1000
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Local Grilled Cheese: Apples, kale, pecans, and aged cheddar come together in this sandwich, available at dinnertime. At brunch, it's homemade mozzarella, zucchini, tomatoes, and pepper relish. [Photo: Facebook]

1. State Park

One Kendall Square, Cambridge, MA 02139
Grilled Pimento Cheese: Pimento cheese — a Southern classic cheese spread typically consisting of cheddar cheese, mayo, and pimentos — is the focus of this grilled cheese sandwich, which automatically comes with bacon (but it can be left out for a reduced rate). [Photo: Facebook]
One Kendall Square
Cambridge, MA 02139

2. The Friendly Toast

1 Hampshire St, Cambridge, MA 02139
The D.G.G.C.: The name stands for Damn Good Grilled Cheese. It's made on cayenne-cheddar bread and combines cheddar and American cheeses, an olive-garlic spread topping, and a side of strawberry-habanero sauce. [Photo: Yelp]
1 Hampshire St
Cambridge, MA 02139

3. Cook

825 Washington St., Newton, MA 02460
Smoky Pepper Grilled Cheese: Combining manchego and house-made boursin cheeses, this sandwich then gets a dose of crispy shallots and smoky pepper jam. On the side, there's a serving of house-made ranch chips and greens. [Photo: Facebook]
825 Washington St.
Newton, MA 02460

4. Roxy's Grilled Cheese

485 Cambridge Street, Allston, MA 02134
Green Muenster Melt: Currently available on the food truck — and soon at the upcoming Allston brick-and-mortar location — the green muenster melt combines muenster cheese with homemade guacamole and applewood bacon. [Photo: happy hour honeys]
485 Cambridge Street
Allston, MA 02134

5. Back Bay Harry's

142 Berkeley St, Boston, MA 02116
3:1 Grilled Cheese: Packed with three very different kinds of cheese (muenster, smoked gouda, and cheese curds), this sandwich is finished off with caramelized onions and mission fig jam. Available for lunch. [Photo: Meg Jones Wall]
142 Berkeley St
Boston, MA 02116

6. Mike & Patty's

12 Church St, Boston, MA 02116
Breakfast Grilled Cheese: For those craving a G.C. in the A.M., this Bay Village favorite has created a breakfast version that combines egg with cheddar and American cheeses on grilled pain de mie bread. There’s also an option to add meat to the sandwich. [Photo: Facebook]
12 Church St
Boston, MA 02116

7. Drink

348 Congress St, Boston, MA 02210
Grilled Cheese: To pair with a cocktail, naturally, Drink offers a wintery grilled cheese made with cheddar, orange, and caramelized fennel. [Photo: Cal Bingham]
348 Congress St
Boston, MA 02210

8. The Beehive

541 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02116
Short Rib Grilled Cheese: The Beehive offers a hearty option for grilled cheese lovers, consisting of braised short rib and a combination of cheddar and fontina cheeses. Available at dinner and brunch. [Photo: Official Site]
541 Tremont St
Boston, MA 02116

9. Redd's In Rozzie

4257 Washington St, Boston, MA 02131
Local Grilled Cheese: Apples, kale, pecans, and aged cheddar come together in this sandwich, available at dinnertime. At brunch, it's homemade mozzarella, zucchini, tomatoes, and pepper relish. [Photo: Facebook]
4257 Washington St
Boston, MA 02131

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