Sherman's Food Adventures: Cheat Day

Cheat Day

*Restaurant is now closed*

My son absolutely loves grilled cheese.  He could quite possibly eat it for breakfast, lunch and dinner for a whole month if need be.  In fact, he would eat them in a house, with a mouse, here or there and anywhere... Hence, I delayed my visit to the newly opened Cheat Day until he could tag along.  So on our way to Science World, we made a pit stop on Seymour to visit a store tailor-made for my son, one that specializes in only one thing - grilled cheese!

Predictably, my son had the Classic Grilled Cheese (made with 1-year old white cheddar) on white bread. It was a fairly large sandwich with plenty of ooey gooey cheese.  I liked how the bread was perfectly toasted a crunchy golden brown.  Furthermore, it wasn't all that greasy either.  There was no absence of flavour due to the sharpness of the cheddar.  Viv ended up with the Brie with caramelized onions, peach chunks and jam.  It was indeed interesting.  With the aforementioned combination, there was no shortage of sweetness as well as moisture.  Hence, it was a sloppy sandwich to eat.  We found that the cheese got lost amongst the rest of the ingredients though.

For myself, I decided to have something different in the Ramen Grilled Cheese with egg, nori, ramen, spicy tomato sauce and scallions.  Again, it exhibited the same qualities as the basic sandwich while adding a bunch of non-traditional ingredients.  Similar to the brie, the cheese got lost amongst the abundance of noodles.  I found the noodles to have a nice al dente texture while being lightly seasoned.  The fluffy egg, nori and green onions added texture and different flavours while the spicy tomato sauce was not as impactful as one would expect. In the end, it came down to only one persons' opinion - my son.  He gave his grilled cheese an 8/10. 

The Good:
- Wonderful crispy browned exterior
- Not overly greasy
- Interesting combos

The Bad:
- Cheese gets lost in some of the more creative versions
- Best for take out as the place is quite small

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