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What to Eat at American Grilled Cheese Kitchen, Now Open at South Park

Photo: Brian Smeets/Grub Street

The American Grilled Cheese Kitchen, Heidi Gibson and Nate Pollack’s new venture at 1 South Park, has gotten a bunch of advance hype, via this video and Gibson’s past wins at the Grilled Cheese Invitational. Today, they open for lunch only (until 3 p.m.!, weekdays only), but soon they hope to expand to breakfast and early evening service as well. Below, the full menu, which btw can be ordered gluten-free on house-made bread for a 50-cent surcharge. Also of note: wine and grilled cheese pairings!


Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
all sandwiches can be served on house made, gluten-free bread +50c.

Tillamook aged white cheddar, havarti, monterey jack 6-

Feta Tomato
feta, montery jack, roasted tomatoes, tapenade, garlic butter 7-

Tillamook aged white cheddar, artisan cured ham, apple mustard, rosemary butter 8-

Mushroom Gruyére
fontina, gruyére, roasted wild mushrooms, caramelized onions, thyme butter 9-

Jalapeño Popper
chèvre, monterey jack, applewood-smoked bacon, apricot-jalapeño relish 9-

Turkey Havarti
creamy havarti, Willie Bird smoked turkey, ancho chili jam, arugula, pickled red onions 9-

gruyére, jarlsberg, David’s Old World pastrami, local ‘kraut, Lusty B’s bread ’n butter pickles, deli mustard on rye 10-

The Red, White and Blue Plate Special
½ sandwich + tomato soup or green salad. 8-
(+1 for sandwiches over 8)

Soups & Salads
Smoky Tomato Soup
house made with crème fraîche, croutons 4-

Stella’s Cobb Salad
chèvre, mixed greens, egg, cherry tomatoes, pickled red onions, smoked turkey, applewood-smoked bacon, buttermilk dressing 9-

Tilly’s Veggie Salad
feta, mixed greens, egg, cherry tomatoes, kalamata olives, capers, croutons, champagne vinaigrette 8-

Little green salad with champaigne vinaigrette and croutons 3-
House made New York deli-style pickle 1.5-
Kettle potato chips 1.5-

Fresh Baked Yummies
Savory Bread Pudding
made with crème fraîche, cheese and other seasonal fillings 6-

Cookie 1.5-
Killer butterscotch brownie with pecans 2.5-
Pinkie’s Bakery cupcake 3.5-

Cold Drinks
House made sodas served from our vintage tap. Ask about today’s flavors 3-
Passionfruit lemonade 3-
Organic iced tea 2-

Coffee, Tea
De La Paz Coffee
local specialty coffee roaster from the Mission District; regular, decaf, or iced 2-

Numi Tea
hot; choose from a variety of black, green, or herbal (all organic) 2-

Wine & Beer
ask the staff about wine & grilled cheese pairings

Wine by the Glass
Greg Graham Riesling 2008, Lower Lake 8-
Soda Rock Chardonnay 2007, Alexander Valley 7-
Robin K Cab, Sonoma 2005 7-
Palmina Dolcetto 2008, Santa Barbara 8-

Bottled Beer
Trumer Pils, Trumer. ABV 4.9% 5-
Double Barrel Ale, Firestone Walker Brewing Co. ABV 5% 5-
Human Blockhead, Shmaltz Brewing Co. ABV 10% (22 oz.) 9-

The American Grilled Cheese Kitchen - 1 South Park - Open now for lunch only, Monday to Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Breakfast and early dinner service coming soon

What to Eat at American Grilled Cheese Kitchen, Now Open at South Park