This is an archival story that predates current editorial management.
This archival content was written, edited, and published prior to LAist's acquisition by its current owner, Southern California Public Radio ("SCPR"). Content, such as language choice and subject matter, in archival articles therefore may not align with SCPR's current editorial standards. To learn more about those standards and why we make this distinction, please click here.
Greenspan's Grilled Cheese Shop Slanging Sammies Next Week
When Eric Greenspan first announced he was opening a grilled cheese restaurant four years ago, it was big news. But the plan was put on hold multiple times, leaving diners wondering if their ooey-gooey sammy dreams would ever become a reality. Greenspan's restaurant next-door, The Foundry, closed. The Grilled Cheese Invitational, where Greenspan first became famous for his creation, announced its last year. It seemed questionable if his restaurant would ever happen.
Well, fear not, cheese freaks. Greeny finally has an opening date: April 11.
The Next Iron Chef America alum will be serving up naughty comfort food, including the sandwich that won him the first ever GCI, also known as The Champ, made with short-ribs-and-taleggio on raisin bread with a piquant apricot-caper schemer.
The aim is for the fast casual restaurant to have approachable price point hovering around the $10-12 range.
In addition to The Champ, sandwiches on the menu include Johnny Apple Cheese (sourdough/aged white cheddar/apple mustard chutney/pastrami), Buffalo Blue (rye bread/blue cheese/spicy carrot-celery slaw/fried chicken tenders) and The Med (challah bread/goat cheese/tomato/artichoke/roast peppers/avocado). Also on the menu are salads such as the Green and Blue (kale salad/candied nuts/sliced apples/blue cheese croutons), tomato basil soup and potato latke bites.
There will be desserts as well, including The Elvis (white bread/banana/peanut butter/goat cheese) and Throwback Apple Pie, as well as house crafted seltzer drinks such as green apple ginger, pineapple cassis and a blood orange creamsicle.
You can find out all the vitals on their site here.
Cruise off the highway and hit locally-known spots for some tasty bites.
Los Angeles-based restaurant owners rejoice as a new ordinance makes its way to the city council.
The new season of LAist Studios' WILD podcast is a fictional rom-com set in Southeast L.A. Diners play a big role in fostering conversation between the shows' two hosts this season. Here are host Erick Galindo's must-visit L.A. diners — whether you like breakfast or not.
The new season of LAist Studios' WILD podcast is a fictional rom-com set in Southeast L.A. Donuts play a big role in episode two of the show. Here are some of our favorite, wildly creative, and iconic donut shops in Los Angeles.
Cheap Fast Eats, Koreatown After Dark! Asian American Pizza, Hot Cheeto-Encrusted Corn Dogs And MoreCheap Fast Eats visits one of L.A.’s most distinctive neighborhoods for some nighttime bites.
How to get the best eggs in town without leaving your yard.