Time Out Chicago's Grilled Cheese Meltdown

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Time Out Chicago's Grilled Cheese Meltdown

There's nothing quite like the comforting taste of a grilled cheese sandwich. On January 15, Time Out Chicago will be hosting our second Grilled Cheese Meltdown at Thalia Hall. We've challenged the city's best restaurants to serve up their most creative grilled cheese sandwiches. We'll have three sessions to choose from (11:30am-1:30pm, 2-4pm and 4:30-6:30pm), so get ready to chow down on some cheesy goodness for two whole hours. Tickets are $30 and include delicious grilled cheese samples from each restaurant, plus two drink tickets, live DJ entertainment and more and can be purchased here.

Participating restaurants:
- Cheesie’s Pub & Grub
- Dusek’s
- Gayle’s Best Grilled Cheese Ever
- Jerry's 
- Michael Jordan Steakhouse
- Same Day Café
- South Water Kitchen
- Toasty Cheese
- Wyler Road
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Chelsie L

One of the best events I've been to in Chicago! Pilsen's Thalia Hall was such an unexpected venue - picture yourself roaming around a beautiful vintage concert hall, gourmet grilled cheese in one hand, beer in the other, and a DJ spinning from an opera box above. Not only was the music and ambiance on point, these were no ordinary grilled cheese. We were given sample cards to cross off all 10 restaurants and a ticket to vote on the winner. My favorite was a sandwich from Dusek's named "The Sticky Menage." (17 year old Irish cheddar, black truffle and marmalade) Other restaurants also included unique ingredients - braised short rib, blueberry jam and caramelized onions. Picking a winner was tough. They were all delicious, but I ultimately choose the Sticky Menage because of its clever name, I'm a sucker for anything with truffle, and the the employees performed a victory dance with every vote (c'mon, I had to). This is an annual event - save the date!  

Stephanie L
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Great little event! There was a ton of GC to choose from. Our favorites were the toasty cheese & MJ steakhouse. So delicious. Also Gails was damn good too! There really wasn't a bad sandwich.

The DJ was jamming and folks were mingling.

Shannon M

This event was amazing! My husband and I had so much fun eating a variety of grilled cheese, drinking beer and jamming to an amazing DJ. This is definitely something we will do again.