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Greenspan's Grilled Cheese Shop Slanging Sammies Next Week

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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.

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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.