Growing up, my mom did all the cooking– with two exceptions. My dad made fried bologna and grilled cheese! These were his specialities. And while my mom is a good cook, she just never got the grilled cheese as perfectly toasty, buttery, and cheesy as my dad did! When I first learned about Tom & Chee, a restaurant devoted to the art of a perfect grilled cheese sandwich, I was definitely excited and cautiously optimistic. See, as much as I love grilled cheese and fried bologna sandwiches, I like them the way I grew up. Simple. Classic. A taste of home.
Over the past couple years, I’ve eaten at several different Tom & Chee locations; I’ve always enjoyed it. It’s reminiscent of my childhood . . . just a bit more elevated and a bit more decadent. Now, there’s a new Tom & Chee location in Anderson Township and I’d argue it’s the best one yet! The staff is incredibly friendly, the melts are perfectly toasted, the food is fresh, the service is quick, and the space is bright and clean!
I know I keep mentioning grilled cheese, but Tom & Chee serves up a variety of melts, sides, salads, and desserts as well. I think my favorite melt is the Bacon Mac & Chee (cheddar, mozzarella, homemade mac and cheese, and applewood smoked back). Yep, that’s right. Mac & Cheese ON my grilled cheese. What?! I’ve dined with several friends and I think we all have a different favorite, which is a very good sign if you ask me. One friend loved the Cuban, another the Philly, and my husband dug the Westsider (pepper jack, bacon, goetta, fried egg, and hot sauce). We all loved the tots.
Oh, and if you like rich, decadent, outside-the-box desserts, you have to try the S’More donut. Ummmmmmm . . . chocolate pieces, graham cracker and marshmallow mascarpone cheese on a grilled donut! Hello! Yes, pretty please.
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Location: 7578 Beechmont next to Kroger
GO THERE (Tom & Chee)! TRY THAT (The Bacon Mac & Chee; S’More Donut; Garlic, Cheese, and Chive Tots)!