Put down the white bread and step away from the Kraft singles—we’ve found a list of stuffed grilled cheese sandwiches so loaded and gluttonous that they definitely aren’t your average comfort food must-haves.
These aren’t your mom’s grilled cheeses, and you know what? They aren’t even sandwiches you want to tell your mom about because you know she’ll start jabbering about silly things like cholesterol and pesky little heart attacks.
These sandwiches, stuffed with multiple meats and cheeses and standard menu items squished together between different breads slathered with different types of butters and sauces, are stuffed with a dictionary of culinary bad words: fat, bacon, cheese, grilled, fried, baked, crispy, oozing, dripping, melting…
You don’t have to be in a bad mood to eat them, but you’ll definitely feel happier once you’ve started in on any of these six stuffed grilled cheese sandwiches:
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Fuel’s Center City location joins its Passyunk Avenue sibling by offering offering weekend brunch starting tomorrow. The healthy food spot at 1225 Walnut Street will be offering a menu full of fritattas, wraps and even pancakes that contain diet friendly calorie counts.
The brunch menu is available from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and complimentary coffee is also available.
Brunch menu at Fuel »
Looking for a healthy dinner tonight? Today is the birthday of FUEL on East Passyunk and all panini and wraps are only $5 today.
FUEL [Official Site]
Q102′s Rocco Cima has opened two sub-500 Fuel locations in Philadelphia and today he expands on the concept with a to-go option. Fuel To Go has opened at 1650 Arch Street with a menu of salads, grab-and-go options, juices, smoothies and a coffee bar. This location will also offer breakfast daily starting at 8 a.m.
Level Up is on hand today and will be paying for everyone’s meal who uses the app today.
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Philadelphia Inquirer critic Craig LaBan is now on Twitter. [@CraigLaBan]
Scott Swiderski is out of the Serafina project three weeks before it was to open. Michael Klein says Swiderski has something else in the works. [The Insider]
A third location of Fuel is in the works. This one at 1650 Arch Street will be more of a snag and go spot. Owner Rocco Cima tells Meal Ticket he’s also working on franchising with eight already sold. [Meal Ticket]
Haru has closed in Old City after six years. What we’ll remember most is Craig LaBan’s zero bell bashing of the Old City spot. [The Insider]
In news we’re not sure we comprehend, Tony Luke’s is opening ten concession stands in Puerto Rico. [Grub Street]
Twisted Tail, a bourbon and blues spot in the old Kildare’s at Headhouse Square is progressing. They’re aiming for a mid-June opening. [The Insider]
Krispy Kreme is re-entering the Philadelphia market. The first store will be located at 7855Â Oxford Avenue. [Restaurant Club]
G-Ho-ers will be interested to note that theÂ Twi-Lite Lounge at 20th and Bainbridge is on the market. They’ll scoff when they see the $1.5 million price tag. [Brownstoner]
Former Four Seasons chef Tony Clark has resurfaced after years as a private chef at Wilmington’s Harry’s Savoy Grill. [Delaware Online via The Insider]
Fuel is opening a second location, this one will be at 1225 Walnut Street. We assume the soundtrack will make the trek from Passyunk Avenue. [Meal Ticket]
Rumor has it Sullimay’s at Girard and Berks will become a Sabrina’s sometime after August. [Brownstoner]
Wolfgang Puck is in talks to partner with Restaurant Associates at the Kimmel Center. [The Insider]
CE Phood does the omakase at Ro-Zu on the corner of 7th and Bainbridge. [CE Phood]
It’s a bit like a Christmas rave at East Passyunk’s Fuel where everything is under 500 calories. [Mac & Cheese]
Midtown Lunch weighs the plusses and minuses at 500Âº. [Midtown Lunch Philadelphia]
A so-so edict from Two Eat Philly regarding Bobby’s Burger Palace. [Two Eat Philly]
It isn’t just a college bar experience at Landmark Americana on Drexel’s campus. [Table Matters]
The Inquirer takes a look at the oldtimers and recent additions to the revitalized East Passyunk Avenue. 19 new stores have opened in the past year. Among the featured areÂ Green Aisle Grocery, Fuel and oldtimer, Mancuso’s Cheese Shop.
Tradition and revitalization along E. Passyunk Avenue [Philadelphia Inquirer]
We’re sure many of you resolved to eat better this year. Go for something low-cal at Fuel, where everything on the menu is less than 500 calories.
Dine and dance among the worldâ€™s finest automobiles. Auto Show Black Tie Tailgate benefits CHOP. Tickets at Blacktietailgate.com.
Mike’s Steaks has replaced Frank’s Old Philly-Style Sandwiches in the Comcast Center. Mike’s offers burgers, hoagies and hot dogs in addition to steak sandwiches.
Fuel has opened at 1917 E Passyunk. Q102′s Rocco Cima is the man behind the 500 calories or less storefront. [Meal Ticket]
Rouge sous chef Dustin Chalermkittichai is set to become the chef at El Camino Real. [The Insider]
D.P. Dough passes another hurdle, calzones are coming soon…. [D.P. Dough]
Ambler gets a kick as a branch of Lafayette Hill’s From the Boot has opened. Additionally the posh looking Dettera has also opened on Butler Pike. [The Insider]
Grub Street has a slideshow of Square 1682, the hotel restaurant opening at 17th and Sansom on October 14th. [Grub Street]
Restaurant Week hinted that Ly Michaels’ was going to become Tazia. And now we know the details. Tazia will be a restaurant specializing in tapas sized Asian bites. [The Insider]
Del Frisco’s takes Craig LaBan’s advice and installs a stripper pole. [Philly Chit Chat]
Fish is looking to open next week (licensing permittiing) in the former Astral Plane on Lombard Street. Michael Klein has some details on the under $20 menu. [Table Talk, Philadelphia Inquirer]
The Piano Bar closed at 20th and Arch. We’re only surprised it lasted as long as it did. [The Insider]