San Francisco Gets Grilled (Cheese, Anyway): The American Grilled Cheese Kitchen

Gibson is a Grilled Cheese Invitational champ!

Nostalgic Californians craving the kind of buttery, gooey sandwiches they enjoyed as kids are sure to love The American Grilled Cheese Kitchen, which opened Friday in San Francisco. A few logistical problems delayed the restaurant’s much anticipated debut, but partners Heidi Gibson and Nate Pollak are now welcoming customers for weekday lunch service from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. {Inside Scoop SF}

Gibson is a Grilled Cheese Invitational Champ, so patrons of this eco-friendly luncheon can expect a gourmet menu. Sandwiches range from classics like the Mousetrap (white cheddar, havarti and Monterey jack) to original combos like the Turkey Havarti (havarti, smoked turkey, ancho chili jam, arugula and pickled red onions) and the Piglet (white cheddar, ham, apple mustard and rosemary butter). Bread for the sandwiches is outsourced from Pinkie’s Bakery, and The American also offers homemade sodas from a vintage tap, with flavors like spicy pomegranate varying daily, as well as wine and beer. Prices range from $6-$10 for grilled cheeses. {DailyCandy}

In June, Gibson and Pollak will begin serving breakfast and dinner to patrons of their Second Street and South Park eatery, which offers seating inside as well as on their Second Street patio. Formerly a tobacco warehouse that required a redesign by these grilled cheese gurus, The American holds about 35 chairs for guests. predicts it will be tremendously popular and crowded, and we agree. Who wouldn’t flock to a lunchtime refuge that offers top notch versions of such a classic sandwich? Check out their mouthwatering menu here!

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