Finding Grilled Cheese

National Grilled Cheese Day is celebrated on Thursday, April 12, and Cafe 222 has a few of the most delicious sandwiches in the city. One of the most popular selections is the classic grilled cheese, made with American cheese melted between slices of white bread. Order it with a side of homemade roasted tomato soup and you’ll get ‘Mugs Lunch,’ which is named after Terryl Gavre’s mother. Other delicious options from the “melts menu” include: Ortega chili, ham and jalapeño; a tuna melt with house-made tuna fish salad, melted American cheese and sliced tomatoes layered between classic white bread; ham, Swiss cheese, dill pickle and grainy mustard; and more!

Located within the Hillcrest community of San Diego, The Rail has become so much more than a night club hot spot. And while you can still dance the night away at the landmark destination, many have also come to love stopping in to The Rail for brunch and lunch. On April 12th, head on in to celebrate with the Grilled 3 Cheese sandwich, made with feta, goat cheese and provolone melted between sourdough bread and served with a tomato bisque for dipping. Paired with one of The Rail’s delicious cocktails, the combination of the three cheeses will make for an overall unforgettable lunch.

Nautilus Tavern, a La Jolla neighborhood bar and grill where locals and visitors can kick back and relax, knows that even adults can appreciate a quality grilled cheese sandwich. On their menu, they’ve got a Grown Up Grilled Cheesethat will surely catch your attention. Consisting of parmesan crusted Amish bread, serrano cream cheese gouda, Havarti, cheddar and swiss cheeses, sliced bacon and tomato, this sandwich is bursting with flavor. If you’re ideal sandwich also includes protein, Nautilus offers guests the option to add chicken for an additional cost. Celebrate at this beach bar on National Grilled Cheese Day.

Uniquely designed to fit the neighborhood niche where each location can be found (Liberty Station, Pacific Beach and Hillcrest), Fig Tree Café creates an inviting and genuine dining experience for all who walk through the door. Not only does each spot have salads, soups, burgers and sandwiches, they’ve got just the dish for you on April 12th. Fig Tree’s Grilled Cheese Sandwich & Tomato Soup comb is the perfect meal for a satisfying lunch, that won’t have you feeling like you need a nap after consuming. If you do need a little more though, you can add avocado, tomato and bacon for a few extra bucks.

Barrel Republic is known throughout the city as San Diego’s mecca for craft beer, but locations in Oceanside and Carlsbad are also serving up some tasty snacks to enjoy while sipping on brews. For National Grilled Cheese Day, go with the Crispy Avocado Grilled Cheese sandwich, made with mozzarella, kale pesto and tomato all served between sourdough bread. And as we all know that beer and cheese go well together, feel free to sample many of the beers available at Barrel Republic! You can’t go wrong with a lager, wheat or pale ale like the Burgeon Beer Coastal Route, brewed locally in Carlsbad.

The Gaslamp District’s Union Kitchen & Tap ignites the neighborhood as a warm and inviting dining and drinking destination, that has lively indoor seating along with an refreshing outdoor patio. Stop in for lunch and order the Union Grilled Cheese, an appetizing sandwich with brioche bread, muenster, swiss, white cheddar, candied bacon and chipotle tomato emulsion. A side of Sweet Potato Fries would go perfectly with this grilled cheese, worthy of celebrating!