Grilled cheese: Simply the best

Grilled cheese: Simply the best

There are 62 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Feb 18, 2009, titled Grilled cheese: Simply the best. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

I have ventured to the mountaintop. It smelled of grilled cheese. This pinnacle, as glorious as the gods of processed foods could conceive, goes by a less-than-glorious name: the Kraft Research & Development ...

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Grateful Cheese

Chicago, IL

#28 Feb 19, 2009
I served in the Peace Corps for over 2 years in a country that didn't produce cheese or sliced bread. Hard to find in this world, but I was there. I will always remember when my other Peace Corps friends and I pooled our money together at a fancy import grocery store in the capital to buy ingredients for grilled cheese. It was some of the tastiest and most "comfortable" food we'd had in a very, very long time.
Jones

Arlington Heights, IL

#29 Feb 19, 2009
Man - to the people demanding the reporter's head for daring to write about a classic bit of comfort food that we've all munched on over the years ... lighten up.

To Pat from Sterling ("Report the facts!")- are you the word that starts with an "r" and ends with "etarded?" He did report the facts on where and how to find the best grilled cheese this side of Lake Michigan, but he also wrote a food column. If you've never, ever in your entire life heard of a newspaper doing any kind of food article or restaurant review, maybe I could overlook your hysteria ... but I'm guessing that's not the case.

Read any good newspaper and you'll see journalist foodies talking up all different kinds of edible fare in whatever locale they're reporting from.

This journalist put tons of local spin into this story, from going to the freakin' Kraft Foods headquarters test kitchens (btw, in case you also didn't realize it, Kraft is a cheese brand synonymous with grilled cheese sandwiches) to driving all around the suburbs looking for that perfectly fashioned melted cheese placed between bread.

So please - lighten up.
Best Grilled Cheese

Chicago, IL

#30 Feb 19, 2009
A slice of Earth Markets gluten free tofucheddar on dolphin free range flax bread with sprouts and a glass of sparkling water.
Me Myself and I

Chicago, IL

#31 Feb 19, 2009
I'll go for the BCT sandwich. Bacon, Cheese and Tomato!
lindorfia

Chicago, IL

#32 Feb 19, 2009
Jones wrote:
Man - to the people demanding the reporter's head for daring to write about a classic bit of comfort food that we've all munched on over the years ... lighten up.
To Pat from Sterling ("Report the facts!")- are you the word that starts with an "r" and ends with "etarded?" He did report the facts on where and how to find the best grilled cheese this side of Lake Michigan, but he also wrote a food column. If you've never, ever in your entire life heard of a newspaper doing any kind of food article or restaurant review, maybe I could overlook your hysteria ... but I'm guessing that's not the case.
Read any good newspaper and you'll see journalist foodies talking up all different kinds of edible fare in whatever locale they're reporting from.
This journalist put tons of local spin into this story, from going to the freakin' Kraft Foods headquarters test kitchens (btw, in case you also didn't realize it, Kraft is a cheese brand synonymous with grilled cheese sandwiches) to driving all around the suburbs looking for that perfectly fashioned melted cheese placed between bread.
So please - lighten up.
Well said!

“What a beautiful day!”

Since: Oct 07

Chicago, Illinois

#33 Feb 19, 2009
Best Grilled Cheese wrote:
A slice of Earth Markets gluten free tofucheddar on dolphin free range flax bread with sprouts and a glass of sparkling water.
This is NOT a grilled cheese. Dolphin free range flax bread? Are you hallucinating??
mc cheese

Chicago, IL

#34 Feb 19, 2009
Processed cheese does not have rennet in it. Proper rennet is so hard to come by these days. Unless you are buying fancy handmade artisinal cheeses, vegs don't have much to worry about. Everyday grocery store cheeses are made with genetically engineered rennet from vegetable or microbial sources. The enzymes are now mimicked and created in a lab somewhere. Then they make lovely orange processed cheese out of it.
The grilled cheese at Hot Chocolate is great. I do have a soft spot for 'cheese toast'. Cheese melted on toast in an open faced style under the broiler. Simple and amazing.

Since: Jul 08

Glenview, IL

#35 Feb 19, 2009
Cheesecake Chick wrote:
<quoted text>
This is NOT a grilled cheese. Dolphin free range flax bread? Are you hallucinating??
Would love to hear their Cheesecake recipe.
Ha ha ha

Chicago, IL

#37 Feb 19, 2009
Ask Steve Dahl, he shovels everything into that mouth of his. The only thing that does not go near his mouth is a microphone to broadcast to an audience.
diane

Edwardsburg, MI

#38 Feb 19, 2009
Next time you have a photo of someone holding a grilled cheese or any type of food, please make sure that person has clean finger nails and hasn't picked at their cuticles. Ewwww, no grilled cheese for me tonight, but when I do, it's good old fashioned white bread, Kraft slices, butter, and fried in the pan, just like mom made.
Gail

Modesto, CA

#39 Feb 19, 2009
I purchased a pannini/griddle combo at Christmas and I have tried using it for fish and burgers, but it makes the best grilled cheese in the world. I have been on a non-stop Kraft singles diet and it feels like pure heaven. And the little cheese drips that come out of the sandwich - to die for!
NRBovee

Chicago, IL

#40 Feb 19, 2009
Considering the fat content, that's probably exactly what will happen to that woman.

"Oh," said the woman beside me. "A grilled cheese. I hope when I die I'm eating a grilled cheese."
BKB

Mount Prospect, IL

#41 Feb 19, 2009
Save yourselves some $$$ and make your cheese sandwiches at home..

Only idiots would buy it at a restaurant..at a huge markup!!
Sam

Freeport, IL

#42 Feb 19, 2009
A fun read - made me very hungry. My favorite, by the way, is also Four Moon Tavern. On a snowy day - perfect
sarahmas

Irvine, CA

#43 Feb 19, 2009
So... my comment on the incompetence of this writer was deleted for being abusive?! What, did your mom remove it? Ha ha ha ha ha!

Thanks for the censorship, Tribune! I love how you have become a crappy pile of crap. Keep hiring these bad writers so we can keep makin' fun of them.
sarahmas

Irvine, CA

#44 Feb 19, 2009
I was comment #4.
Gasssss

Freeport, IL

#45 Feb 19, 2009
Holy Poop. Reading through some of these comments. I know newspapers don't do everything (or anything?) right, but the guy wrote a story about the beloved grilled cheese and some moron on this comment board blames the reporter for writing about the fact that restaurants use expensive ingredients? Maybe that's the point, dummy. I liked the story. Pretty hilarious.

And by the way, I remember that story about the fork guy and the writer just wrote that the guy was a nag about forks. again, he was writing abiout something, not saying he liked it or didn't like it. some people should get their facts straight too.
ecg

Waukegan, IL

#46 Feb 19, 2009
Brien Comerford wrote:
Vegetarians must be aware of rennett that is part of the cheese. Many brands derive from the stomach lining of slaughtered baby calves. A soy cheese sandwich can be very satiating.
Another easy solution...purchase Kosher cheese. It is against Jewish dietary law to mix dairy and meat products in the same meal, let alone dish. The cheese is guaranteed to only be dairy.
lynn

United States

#47 Feb 19, 2009
theres a 24 hour diner in chicago called Golden Nugget- they have the best grilled cheese ive ever had in my life :)
yeesh

United States

#48 Feb 19, 2009
sarahmas wrote:
So... my comment on the incompetence of this writer was deleted for being abusive?! What, did your mom remove it? Ha ha ha ha ha!
Thanks for the censorship, Tribune! I love how you have become a crappy pile of crap. Keep hiring these bad writers so we can keep makin' fun of them.
You are redundant (ie, "crappy pile of crap"). Perhaps you are angling for a job---No soup for you-NEXT!

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