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Prepare to stuff your face at Grilled Cheese Meltdown this weekend

Morgan Olsen
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Morgan Olsen

This cold, dreary weather makes us want to curl up somewhere warm with a melty grilled cheese sandwich. Lucky for us, Time Out Chicago's Grilled Cheese Meltdown is just around the corner. We're hosting the indulgent event on Sunday, October 15 at SPiN Chicago in River North. Attendees can pick from three two-hour sessions: 11:30am–1:30pm, 2–4pm and 4:30–6:30pm.

No matter which session you choose, you'll be able to sink your teeth into some of the city's finest grilled cheese sandwiches. Chefs from restaurants like Blind Barber, Gayle's Best Ever Grilled Cheese and WHISK put their own unique spin on the classic treat. Whether you like your grilled cheese stuffed with bacon, slathered with sweet jam or overflowing with cheddar, we have something for you. Take a look at the sandwiches you'll be able to sample at Grilled Cheese Meltdown—then be sure to get your ticket for Sunday. 

Grilled Cheese from Same Day Café: Cheddar and smoked gouda on house-made rosemary bread
Bad Hombre from Son of a Butcher by WHISK: Oaxaca cheese, arugula, fried avocado and chipotle mayo on telera bread
Nacho Grilled Cheese from Jerry's Sandwiches: House-made nacho sauce, roasted poblano, pickled jalapeño, cilantro and tortilla chips on a bolillo roll with tomato-chipotle dip
The Blind B from Blind Barber: Sweet soy-braised pork belly, foie gras, pickled daikon, cucumber and fresno chiles
Community Grilled Cheese from Community Tavern: Fontina and gruyere with fresh jalapeño, cornichons, blueberry jam and arugula
The Chris Farley from SPiN Chicago: Slow-roasted pulled pork, spicy barbecue sauce and Fresno chilies sandwiched between two applewood smoked ham grilled cheeses with two-year-old cheddar, smoked gouda and "Hook" sauce
Margarita from Gayle's Best Ever Grilled Cheese: House-made white sourdough, fresh butter, butterkase cheese, tomato, basil pesto (no pine nuts), served with or without local bacon
BBQ Pulled Pork Grilled Cheese from WHISK: House-made Kansas City style BBQ, 12-hour slow cooked pork butt and cheddar on sourdough bread

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