So, What, I Was Craving Grilled Cheese!

Grilled cheese.

That's all I've been thinking about for the past few days. Why? I have no freaking idea. 

I think it was ever since we went into Barnes N Noble last week and I saw a picture of this scrumptious sandwich in one of the magazines I was thumbing through.  In general, I tend to avoid eating it because I'm lactose intolerant and I'm not really a fan of dairy-free cheese.

But......on a windy Saturday night, when we met some friends at Up on the Roof to try their food, I saw it on the menu....

Grilled cheese.

It was right there staring me in the face. I knew I had to have it. I figured maybe it was a sign? Who knows. So, even though I cannot consume cheese due to my horrible stomach sensitivity - it really is a pain in the butt - I decided to order it anyway. 

I was hoping it would be worth the bathroom trips. 

What was on the grilled cheese? Glad you asked! It was havarti cheese, which apparently is a semisoft Danish cow's milk cheese.  It also consisted of tomato jam, red onion confit and a tomato bisque. The sandwich was delicious - from start to finish. The onion paired nicely with the cheese, bread and tomato jam.  On the side, I opted for french fries because you only live once, people.

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Usually, when I go out, I try to eat healthy. I try to get either a sandwich that has protein, that I know will fill me up in a good way and turn my head away from fries, but I knew the meal wasn't going to kill me. Well, maybe just my stomach. 

This was probably the first night I didn't care that I had an unhealthy dinner. I didn't care that fries are greasy and there was more bread than cheese on the sandwich. Either way, it was delicious and my stomach didn't hate me.  

Along with my delectable grilled cheese + fries, I also ordered a Mocktail called Walk the Line.  The drink had lemon and pink grapefruit juices, berry simple syrup and club soda. OMG, it was super sweet, but not overpowering. 

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They have plenty more dishes and cocktails to choose from. My husband ordered Pasta Pescatore, which included day boat scallops, blue crab, shrimp, uni butter and squid ink tagliatelle. He described it as having a nice creamy texture. Every element of the seafood didn't overpower the other. Overall, it was a well-rounded plate of pasta. 

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So... whether you're in the mood for pasta, grilled cheese, salad, or something just plain different, you NEED to check out Up on the Roof!