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Grilled cheese to please young palates

Move beyond toasted Wonder with Kraft to these more interesting options

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Timba at Cafecito
(26 E Congress Pkwy, 312-922-2233; $3.60)

This pressed sandwich combines Swiss cheese with sweet guava spread on crispy sub bread—new tastes that should be mild (but tasty) enough for even super- picky types.

Grilled cheese at Orange
(2011 W Roscoe Ave,773-248-0999, and other locations; $8)

It’s all about the add-ons here, so push the envelope : White cheddar and creamy mozzarella are melted onto your choice of white, wheat, multi-grain or marble rye bread. Get the sandwich with or without caramelized onions and roasted tomatoes, and add bacon ($2) or pesto ($1) if Junior’s feeling especially adventurous.

Grilled cheese with honey butter on brioche at Rewster’s Café
(3152 W Diversey Pkwy, 773-647-3432; $10)
Thick, eggy slices of bread hold Pave d’Affinois (a soft, brie-like cheese) and a smear of sweet honey butter. Order your own so you’re not tempted to pick off your kid’s plate.

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