National Grilled Cheese Day Is Real. Here’s Where To Celebrate

It may seem too good to be true, but National Grilled Cheese day is indeed a real thing (April 12, in case you were wondering). We consider ourselves something of sandwich connoisseurs — meaning we're constantly chowing down on the carb-heavy goodies — so we took a scan of some of our favorites in the Big Apple. Go ahead, we're giving you permission to take an extra long lunch break tomorrow and make the trek to these cheese-filled restos (or, try them all!). These sammies run the gamut from traditional to a little crazy, but they all boast cheese on cheese on cheese, just the way we like it.

Hudson Common
Midtown's newest beer hall and burger joint is offering a limited edition melt for one week only. Grab it before it goes! The Salted Caramel Angry Lobster Fatty Melt features Yancy Farms White Cheddar Curds, Brooklyn Salvatore Smoked Ricotta, 2 Sisters Gouda, Tickler Cheddar, Fromage Blanc, Prairie Breeze Cheddar, and Butter Milk with Red Chili-Chipotle Lobster Salad and a caramel drizzle to top it all off.

Hudson Common, 356 West 58th Street (between 8th and 9th avenues); 212-554-6000.

Ristorante Asellina
Ristorante Asellina’s lunch staple is the crisped Italian Grilled Cheese served with a hot bowl of smooth roasted tomato soup. Perfect for dunking!

Ristorante Asellina, 420 Park Avenue South (at 29th Street); 212-317-2908.

STK Midtown's Tellagio Grilled Cheese will be served with either a side salad or fries. Bite into toasted country bread spread with roasted shallot jam, crispy prosciutto, pickled hot peppers, and, of course, melted Tellagio cheese.
STK Midtown, 1114 6 Ave (at 42nd Street); 646-624-2455.

LAVO Restaurant's "Back To School" Grilled Cheese features truffled grilled cheese and applewood bacon and comes with a side of Creamy Tomato Soup.

Editors note: LAVO unfortunately no longer carries this much-buzzed-about dish!

LAVO, 39 East 58th Street (between Park and Madison avenues); 212-750-5588.

Willow Road
Willow Road knows how to add a kick to traditional sandwich. Add a shot of bourbon and a pickleback to your hunk of aged cheddar on grilled country bread for a celebratory meal with a little extra somethin'.

Willow Road, 85 10th Ave (between 15th and 16th streets),

Photo: Courtesy of Hudson Common