It's National Grilled Cheese Day! And while it's true that we usually avoid mention of such theme days because, well, there are so many and they usually skew toward the random (today is also National Licorice Day, tomorrow is National Peach Cobbler Day, Monday is National Glazed Spiral Ham Day, and so on), free grilled cheese is a giveaway we can get behind.
Sign up online at eatcheese.com for a free grilled cheese sammie from The Melt. You can order any sandwich online that costs $6.75 or less, from the traditional cheddar-on-white bread to more adventurous options like The Mission, with pepper jack and jalapeno on sourdough, or the Italian Job, with fontina and provolone on garlic bread. The cost is deducted at check-out.
Also! Tillamook has paired with the American Grilled Cheese Kitchen in SOMA to hand out free grilled cheese sandwiches from 5-7 p.m. today (1 South Park). There will be pints of Speakeasy Big Daddy IPA for $3.50 and samples of Tillamook cheese handed out by brand ambassadors.
Then, if you don't get your fill today, SoMA StrEAT Food Park is hosting a grilled cheese event tomorrow, featuring a bunch of food trucks doing different twists on the classic. There will also be $3 PBR tall boys, 8 big-screen TVs showing the Giants @ Cubs game and the 2013 Masters, $1 skeeball, and two beer pong tables. Here's the lineup:
• The Melt - A Grilled Cheese specialty truck dishing up a variety of cheesy, melty creations
• Adam's Grub Truck - Insane Cheese Lover's Grilled Cheese sandwich: Triple Decker grilled cheese with a plethora of oozing pepper jack/ muenster/havarti cheese smothered in their own blend of Cheez Whiz... definitely not for the lactose intolerant
• Babaloo - "The Hemingway" - Spanish paella, marcona almonds, manchego and jack cheeses, garlic aoili grilled on a ciabatta roll
• El Calamar - Peruvian pepper jack grilled cheese with tomatoes and jalapenos
• Brass Knuckle - Bacon Mac and Cheese grilled cheese sandwich with pulled pork
• The Fish Tank - Wild smoked salmon, watercress brie grilled cheese on sourdough
• Smokin Warehouse - Cheese-infused burger grilled on a cheesy bun
• Manna Jpt - Grilled cheese wrap with egg, spam and avocado
• Kung Fu Tacos - Grilled Nun Chuk chicken quesadillas