April is national grilled-cheese month, a new grilled-cheese restaurant opens on Monday (April 5), and Mt. Washington Tavern unveils three new grilled-cheese sandwiches.
All this talk about grilled cheese sent me to Teavolve in Harbor East today for its adult grilled-cheese panini. It was a perfect choice for a meatless Good Friday. The hot, crunchy sandwich was stuffed with gooey feta, fresh mozzarella, and goat cheese. Definitely, not what Mom used to make.
Mom wasn't the inspiration for Vic Corbi either. He got the idea for his new Catonsville restaurant Grilled Cheese & Co. in an interesting way. About six years ago, he dreamed he was selling grilled-cheese sandwiches, he says. He shared that vision with his golf buddy Matt Lancelotta, who used to own the Federal Hill bar Light Street Station (now the Row House Grille).
Now, the dream has come to fruition in the first of what owners Vic and Matt hope will be a franchise operation. They’ve already had a lot of interest, Vic says.
For now, the focus is on the new place. Menu choices include The Original (grilled American cheese) and Veggie Delight (Havarti with roasted veggies and wild mushrooms). Of course, there are soups, including cream of tomato basil, and other offerings. Hours are 11 a.m.-9 p.m. daily.
Mt. Washington Tavern also had cheese on its mind. Its new sandwiches include wheat-berry bread with manchego and prosciutto ham; thick rye with American cheese, applewood bacon, and tomato; and wheat-berry bread with Vermont cheddar, Havarti, goat cheese, and tomato.
Who said April is the cruelest month?