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On January 24 and 25, just before the winter blizzard, Time Out New York readers massed together into Openhouse Gallery where they were greeted by the warmth and sweet aroma of grilled cheese.
From there, things got hot and heavy as Time Out New York and Openhouse hosted the fifth annual grilled-cheese tasting competition the Big Cheesy: Winter Edition.
This year's contenders included Sons of Essex, Hudson Common, Eggs Travaganza, Twist and Smash'd, Mrs. Dorsey's Kitchen and Fame by Alex Mitow.
These cheesy craftsmen gave their own twist to the classic American snack, creating artisanal masterpieces for everyone to enjoy—and if six gooey sandwiches weren't enough to satisfy hungry bellies, guest were also treated to two frosty brews courtesy of Goose Island.
As with any grilled-cheese competition, only one can reign supreme on the mountain of melted cheese. And the crowning victor of this year is…Hudson Common with its delicious French Toast Grilled Cheese Seven Cheese Blend sandwich (…sweet and salty done right).
Thanks for coming out and staying warm with us at the fifth annual Big Cheesy: Winter Edition. We are very proud to announce that a portion of the proceeds will benefit Food Bank For NYC, and we can't wait for next year!