The Big Cheesy: Time Out Offers deal of the week

Sample grilled cheese from the likes of Melt Shop, Murray's Cheese Bar, Lucy's Whey and Sons of Essex, then vote for your favorite. Buy tickets for $25.

Here's a (probably apocryphal) story we dimly remember reading: According to the White House chef, presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush shared the fundamental belief that any—any—food is dramatically improved by the addition of melted cheese. We present as evidence exhibit No. 1: the grilled cheese. Once it was mealy, boring bread, but the injection of heat and cheese elevates it to hashtag "nom."

Try unlimited little pieces of heaven at the second annual Big Cheesy competition at Openhouse Gallery, where the Melt Shop, Milk Truck, Murray's Cheese Bar, Lucy's Whey, Say Cheese, Sons of Essex and 'wichcraft will be creating artisanal versions for you to try with a complimentary Sixpoint in hand.

Tickets for one of the 14 hour-long sessions over the weekend of March 23 are on sale through Time Out Offers for $25. Get yours here.

A portion of the proceeds will be donated to City Harvest (

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