Time Out L.A.'s Grilled Cheese Meltdown

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Fully Loaded Cheesy Mac at Grilled Cheese Truck
Photograph: Jakob N. Layman Fully Loaded Cheesy Mac at Grilled Cheese Truck

Is there anything better than oozing cheese between two slices of bread? We think not. Join us in celebration of L.A.'s top grilled cheeses as we challenge a handful of outstanding restaurants to create their very best version, which attendees can enjoy alongside beer from Angel City Brewery. Contestants include the Grilled Cheese Truck, Richeeze, Catcher in the Rye, The Carving Board, Fred 62 and the Walrus & the Hedgehog, along with tomato soup from Tender Greens. Tickets include one tasting per restaurant, plus two drink tickets, music from DJ Marcus, temporary tattoos from Tattly, games, giveaways and more!

Score general admission tickets for $30 here.


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Another fun food-themed event (who can resist these), but I just wish it was at a different venue! This past year was held at The Majestic which I think lent itself to too dark and old of a vibe as a backdrop, against an energized crowd of Grilled Cheese goers.

Definitely a fun date idea. There’s a handful (about 6 or so) restaurants that have their top Grilled Cheese dishes featured. Lines for each one are long but move fast, and it gives you a chance to eat and compare and digest and eat more.

Activities that they had included coloring books & temporary tattoos but I think it would be better doing away with activities altogether. I don’t think the venue necessarily needed it. Maybe like a slideshow of past or future Time Out events would be cooler. 


I attended this with my girlfriend and we had a wonderful time. The vendors were friendly and excited (as were the attendees), and all of the food was phenomenal. Our favorite by far was the sandwich from the Grilled Cheese Truck -- amazing! As expected, some of the vendors had hefty lines, but none that were outlandish. Our only complaint was that we wish they had more activities to do in addition to eating. The event featured cornhole to play & coloring stations as well, but it would have been amazing if there was a band or a cooking demonstration or something of that nature. Overall though, we certainly enjoyed ourselves. The amount of time you'd want to spend there is relatively short (not many places to sit while you're eating & not much to do aside from digest, nibble, and chat), but it was a fun way to spend an afternoon downtown.