Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Another BaltimoreSkyline Food Review: Grilled Cheese & Co.

Once again we've found ourselves doing a food review here on Baltimore Skyline.

Grilled Cheese & Co. just opened their new location on Light Street in Federal Hill on Friday afternoon. You might remember it as the old location of Dangeriously Delicious Pies, right around the corner from Cross Street, and along a prime walking route (especially for the late night post-bar crowd).

Walking in there is a small counter where orders can be taken or picked up. While you cannot order off their website, you can call in take out orders. The back of the place has about a dozen tables with plenty of room to snack out on grilled cheese, soup, and shoe string fries.

I tried GC&C on Sunday afternoon right right before the Ravens game. For this first time I ordered the BCT: bacon, cheese, and tomato. My wife decided on the same, but added a cup of the cream of tomato basil as an extra. Wait time was about 10 minutes, which was sufficient time to drive down from Federal Hill. Seeing it was a home Ravens game in Federal Hill and all parking in the area was residential only, paid, or get the hell out, I had to make a quick slightly illegal parking job. Luckily our order was ready and waiting. I had enough time to pay, poke around a bit, and head out before the DOT zeroed in on my wife's car.

While a place that only specializes in grilled cheese might not sound that too appealing, the folks at GC&C really prove you wrong. The sandwiches were much bigger than your mom's grilled cheese, and were delicious. In fact, the whole menu is pretty bold. You do have the standard which they call "The Original", but there is an option with crab dip, a cordon bleu, and veggie option to name a few. The soup selection is limited, but they are very tasty.

If you happen to stumble upon their website you will find their underground menu with even more tasty and unique grilled cheese concoctions.

Pricing: Sandwiches range between $4.99 and $7.99, and for what you get it's a pretty solid deal. Soups are $2.99 (small) or $4.99 (large) with salads between $4.99 and $6.49. Sides like shoe string fries and sweet potato fries are also fairly inexpensive.

Staff: Very friendly and accommodating to the first-time patron.

Location: 1036 Light Street in Federal Hill between Cross St. and Poultney St. (also in Catonsville, Sykesville, and the Ravens Walk at M&T Stadium).

Hours: 11am - 9pm Mon-Wed, 11am - 2:30am Thu-Sat, 11am - 8pm Sun

Contact: 410-244-6333, http://www.ilovegrilledcheese.com/, @GrilledCheeseCo

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