Mouthwatering Grilled Cheeses for National Grilled Cheese Day

Monday, April 11, 2016 | 7:59 pm

National Grilled Cheese Day might just be the best thing since sliced bread. This fun holiday celebrates the ooey gooey goodness of this humble sandwich and all its gourmet iterations.

If you need more convincing to chow down on a grilled cheese sandwich, do it for the sake of your love life. Results from the recent study on the dating site Skout shows that grilled-cheese eaters and not only happier and more content with their life but also make… better lovers!


Additionally almost 84% of grilled-cheese-sandwich lovers are adventurous and likely to travel, versus only 78% of those who don’t like grilled cheese sandwiches. So take a tasting tour of the grilled cheeses around Pasadena, who knows, you may just meet your next lover.

Alondra Hot Wings
Alondra’s Classic Ham and Cheese takes the sandwich to the next level by adding lean, tavern smoked ham to their smoky, melted cheddar and finishing the sandwich with mayo dressing.

Alondra Hot Wings is located at 2675 East Colorado Blvd. You can call (323) 274­-1024 or visit


Pasadena Sandwich Co
Visit this lunchtime staple for a hot off the press Grilled Cheese Sandwich and side salad.

Pasadena Sandwich Company is located at 259 Sierra Madre Villa Ave #102. Call (626) 578-1616 or visit

Melt It!
This grilled cheese restaurant is bursting with flavor and unusual combinations like the Mojo – which comes with roasted Yukon gold potatoes, sauteed bell peppers, caramelized onions, arugula, white cheddar cheese and red pepper aioli on a French roll.

“One of our most famous items which is called The Lar which is like the jalapeno popper was my older daughter’s idea and her name is Lar. She’s 12 years old and a lot of way she came up with that when she was 9 years old,” explained Tim Tabakian, the owner of Melt It!.


Or try the Olive Melt with Muenster Havarti, arugula and tomatoes on a caramel olive loaf.

Visit them on National Grilled Cheese Day and spend $25 to spin their prize wheel for a chance to win a free drink, deep fried Oreo dessert or gift card.

Melt It! is located at 105 N. Hill Street #103, Pasadena. Call (626) 793-7002 or visit for more information.


Mix ‘n Munch
Aside from making your own creation, you can pick a delicious grilled cheese at this dedicated cereal and grilled cheese restaurant. Check out these upgraded classics.

The MOP comes with provolone, sauteed mushrooms and grilled onions on sourdough. You can add roast beef for a heartier meal.

Or, combine the best of to comfort foods with the Cheddar Bacon Mac n’ Cheese which filled with homemade cheddar bacon mac n; cheese on grilled sourdough bread.

Mix n’ Munch is located at 1005 Mission Street, Unit A, South Pasadena. Visit for more details.


The Original Tops
Grilled Cheese and Grilled Ham and Cheese is the hearty sandwich you’re probably craving around dinner time. Tops has been around since 1952 and they don’t mess around with insubstantial fare.

The Original Tops is located at 3838 E Colorado Blvd. Call (626) 449-4412 or visit

Copa Vida
Visit this chill cafe for swoon-worthy coffee and a lunchtime Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Swiss cheese, mozzarella cheese and sharp cheddar cheese.

Copa Vida is located at 70 S Raymond Ave. Call (626) 213-3952 or visit for more information.


Union Sandwich
This homey cafe offers three versions of this classic comfort food. Try the Grilled Three Cheese and Tomato sandwich which comes brimming with provolone, cheddar and swiss melted cheese on wheat bread or go for the three cheese and ham or bacon sandwich on sourdough. These classic, comforting sandwiches are the answer to your food nostalgia. But, if you want to try something a little different, order the blue cheese and spinach grilled cheese with balsamic jam on sourdough – it’s an ungraded classic that won’t disappoint. For National Grilled Cheese Day, order it with a cup of hearty tomato soup or a side of cabbage coleslaw.

Union Street Sandwich Co. is located at 109 E Union Street. Call (626) 639-3575 or visit




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