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Something Old & Something New

In honor of National Grilled Cheese Month (yes, it’s in April!), I thought I’d do a post in response to a food/exercise blog I love to follow: Eat More Meat Less. It chronicles this blogger’s adventures in fitness and as a vegetarian foodie and I’m always interested to see what she posts about. She experiments with different recipes and quite wonderfully tells of her culinary explorations. She recently did several posts on a trip to San Francisco…check out her day in wine country here!

But…perhaps you should also know that the author of Eat More Meat Less, Rachel, is one of my closest friends! We actually starting the blogging process together last summer, testing out templates and working through questions we each had about starting our blogs. Her boyfriend Ben was also a huge help during the process…(thanks Ben!)

So, as you can imagine, I follow Rachel on Twitter so we can stay in touch and I can see what she’s up to. I was very sad to leave behind such a good friend when I moved from Miami to D.C., but thankfully, blogging, texting, Tweeting, Facebooking, and emailing leave us plenty of opportunities to stay in each other’s lives. The week before last she Tweeted that it was National Grilled Cheese Month, which I was delighted to find out. I immediately began asking around to see who knew of the best places to get such a sandwich! And after some unsuccessful searching, a couple of people connected me to this DCist blog post with suggestions of where to go in D.C. (And for those of you who don’t know, DCist is a fantastic blog that garners more than 3.6 million visitors each month!)

Soooo, after conducting some very serious research, I decided to try out Churchkey‘s Truffled Grilled Cheese and Tater Tots. I also tried a beer from their extensive collection…an Alegash White from Maine. It was yumsville with a great finish.

Overall, I thought the grilled cheese was good, but not earth-shattering. It came with a tomato soup dip that didn’t really add a lot to the sandwich, in my opinion. The other thing I noticed is that the bread wasn’t browned with butter, like the way most grilled cheese sandwiches (or at least, the ones I make) come out. The tots were good, very crunchy and dusted with sea salt.

Below are my photos from the grilled cheese excursion! I’d love to know where you go (anywhere in the U.S.!) for your favorite grilled cheese…

Photos provided by Kellen’s Droid 😉