If you've always dreamed of a place where you choose from nearly a dozen different versions of the all-American classic that is grilled cheese, then we've got some excellent news. Earlier this month, central Phoenix welcomed Toasted, a "grilled cheese gastropub," to the Melrose neighborhood.
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The restaurant, located at 4221 North Seventh Avenue (formerly the home of Harley's Italian Bistro), serves 11 different types of grilled cheese sandwiches, along with appetizers, soups, and a duo of desserts. Grilled cheese options range from traditional 'Merika made with cheddar and Velveeta cheese and served with sliced pickles on the side to the Frito-crusted Trailer Park, which comes deep-fried and stuffed with chili and mild cheddar cheese.
Appetizers include fried cheese curds, pretzel bread (with cheese sauce, of course), house-made potato chips, and beer-battered fries. Even dessert options come loaded with cheese; the menu includes Nuvia, a combination of browned Manchego cheese, apples, and raspberry reduction, all of which is fried in a cornflake crust.