Wednesday, September 12, 2018

It's Really All About The Chee

Ed and I first heard about Tom + Chee in 2013 when they appeared on Shark Tank and recently while in Cincinnati we came across one of their locations and decided to try them for lunch because the right time for a grilled cheese sandwich is always. 

The place was very bright and kind of idiot-proof since directions for everything were painted on the walls in tomato soup and American cheese colors.
Ed reading the menu board deciding what he'll be eating.  They offered soups, sandwiches, salads, sides, deserts, and drinks.
Ed chose a cup of Classic Tomato Soup and the Westsider (Pepper Jack, Hearty White Bread, Applewood Smoked Bacon, Goetta, Fried Egg, Hot Sauce) and I had a cup of Classic Tomato Soup and just a regular Grilled Cheese Sandwich (Hearty White Bread, American Cheese).
Ed didn't love his sandwich, he thought it was way too cheesy.  And I think the Goetta threw him off a little - he said it was okay, but not remarkable.

My sandwich was delicious.  The bread was crisp and grilled to toasty golden brown perfection.  It wasn't greasy or soggy and the cheese was delicious and melty.  The soup was not my favorite, though.  It was way too tomato-ey, like eating a cup of pasta sauce.  Not creamy and smooth like the Campbell's Classic Tomato Soup of my childhood.
It's probably not a place we'd go back to - Ed said he wouldn't return - but I'm glad we tried it.  Grilled cheese sandwiches are a must-have every once in a while and I've found the best places to get them are East Coast diners and surprisingly, Dunkin' Donuts.

Much easier to find than a Tom + Chee.

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2017: Passed
2016: Ed Is The Estrella In This Scenario
2015: The Haus Of Cream Puffs
2014: Five Guys Fries Cap Off The Week
2013: Give It A Try
2012: The House I Live In
2011: Through Chicago To Cheese Country
2010: Ghost Rider
2009: I Only Think I Know A Lot Of Things…Here Are Ten Of Them
2008: Texas Love Bugs And Hurricanes
2007: Pimping For The Presidency
2006: Demographics Of A Lifetime
2005: Glacial Impact

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