A dad and his daughters, loving life in New York City

Sunday, November 20

we heart cheese

granted, it's not the most radical of limbs to go out on, but scoboco loves cheese. me and bo slightly more than co, perhaps, but she's a cheese fiend just the same. so when i first heard about say cheese on 45th and 9th--"home of the grilled cheese sandwich" --i knew it was only a matter of time before we lunched there.

that time, as it turned out, was saturday.

after being greeted by the almost too-eager-to-please owner and admiring the hilariously random decor, we each had some version of "the basic", for which you can choose one of maybe six standard grilled-cheese cheeses (american, cheddar, jack, provolone, swiss, muenster, probably something else i'm forgetting), then add on things like avocado or bacon or tomato, etc. the ingredients are fresh and nicely proportioned, and it's served on crunchy, tasty, buttery sourdough. and it's served ON something i've never seen before: a basket with tin foil stretched over the top to form a sort of elevated plate. like the guy had all these baskets already, and didn't want to spring for "flat" plates. though wouldn't his ongoing tinfoil costs outweigh a one-time purchase of regular tableware?

anyway, our sandwiches were big and satisfying and delicious, as were the curly fries (always gets a bonus in my book, when a place serves curly fries... it's like they care enough to put a little love into it) and the creamy, flavorful tomato soup. and it was pretty reasonable, like $25 for the three of us, with tip.

all in all, a perfect, cozy, warming treat for a chilly day. we're definitely going back... if only to try to figure out what the heck that owl is doing up there! (click on image to enlarge)

speaking of non-controversial stances, harry potter and the goblet of fire? the verdict is unanimous: fun, scary, thrilling, slightly saggy in the middle (that's just me, actually), tear-jerkingly sad, cool cgi, well acted (the movie's adults), enormously appealing (the movie's kids), a total must-see. to paraphrase dglass, we loooooooooooved it!

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Anonymous the skeptic said...

Yeah, that tinfoil? Not looking so FLAT to me. Guess you had to be there.

12:42 AM, November 21, 2005


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