Grilled cheese, America's favorite childhood after-school snack, has been a trendy adult meal for the past few years now. What was once a Kraft single melted between two grilled slices of Wonder Bread has been upgraded to gruyere, brie, and onion jam.
But it doesn't seem like the trend has really gone anywhere since its peak. Has the grilled cheese gone stagnant?
Wilton Manors just introduced its newest grilled cheese/ self-serve fro-yo shop for a serious junk food combo upgrade in the gayborhood.
Take that, Kraft-Wonder Bread.
Situated directly on Wilton Drive, the bright pink building is clearly marked, but if you step into a yogurt shop and feel slightly confused, you wouldn't be the first person to feel that way. The grilled cheese portion of the shop opened about two weeks ago, in the already existing Nuts About Yogurt. The pairing adds up to become a lactose intolerant's worst nightmare, but for the non-dairy challenged, it can be quite the experience. Starting at $7.95, grilled cheese sandwiches are served with a small side of tomato basil bisque and an array of toppings. The Blue Buffalo ($9.50) is toasted country loaf stuffed with blue jack & American-cheddar cheeses with buffalo chicken. For $9.95 the Wall Street Grinder Award comes on toasted sourdough with American-cheddar cheese, french fries, bacon, crispy onions, garlic butter, and a fried egg. Side items include a good mix of late-night favorites: Disco fried--Poutine--fries, cheese curds, and gravy (small $3.95, large $5.95), jalapeno poppers with sweet chili aioli ($5.75), bacon lollipops ($3.95). As you would expect from a place that stays open to serve the late-night drunk crowds of the Gayborhood, booze is available. The shop has beer, wine by the glass or bottle, and frozen mimosa and sangria sorbet. For the ultimate in multitasking, the frozen yogurt machines are used to make the frozen cocktails. Obviously, with a menu like this one -- i.e. cheesy, starchy, drunken goodness -- the shop is busiest after 2 a.m. It's is open Monday through Wednesday noon to 11 p.m., Thursday and Sunday from noon until 3 a.m., and Friday and Saturday from noon until 4 a.m. It is located at 2207 Wilton Drive.