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March 17, 2011

Grilled cheese sandwich cookoff at Mt. Washington Tavern

jkAttention, fans of grilled cheese. April is Grilled Cheese Month -- finally, a legitimate holiday.

Please send your gorgeous photographs of you gorgeous grilled cheese sandwiches here.

The big area event -- on Sunday, April 10, the Mt. Washington Tavern will host a Grilled Cheese Sandwich Cook-Off. It's a benefit for Moveable Feast

Top local chefs will battle it out between 2 and 4 p.m., and judging will done by both celebrity judges and the public.

One of the celebrity judges is Eli of the Adventures of a Koodie blog, who has a link up today to his guest review of Grilled Cheese & Co. on the Macaroni Kid website. Check it out -- you can win a $20 gift certificate to Grilled Cheese & Co.

There are actually two competitions at the April 10 event, one for the general public and one for the celebrity chefs: Kevin Miller, formerly of Ixia, Bill Crouse of Slainte in Fells Point, Matt Milani of The Rumor Mill in Ellicott City, Chad Gauss of City Café in Mount Vernon, Opie Crooks of Roy’s Restaurant and Darrick Granai of Baldwin Station.

More information about the event and the home cooks contest (deadline for submission is April 1) is here. Information about purchasing tickets to the event is here.

Baltimore Sun photo/Jed Kirschbaum
Posted by Richard Gorelick at 10:47 AM | | Comments (1)


OK, I'll bite - why is there a thermometer in the grilled cheese sandwich? If you can't tell when one is done (brown outside and melty inside) perhaps you shouldn't be using hot things like a stove. Come to think of it, the examples in the picture look kind of anemic and pale.

thanks for biting. I found the photo in our archives and thought it was weird. it accompanied a story about the twice-yearly inspections of Maryland high-school cafeterias. I'll try to hunt down that article

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Richard Gorelick was appointed The Baltimore Sun's restaurant critic in September 2010. Before joining the paper staff fulltime, he contributed freelance criticism and features articles about food to area and regional publications. Along the way, he dispatched for short-distance trucking companies, shilled for cultural non-profits, and assisted in cognitive neurology research – never the subject, always the control.

He takes restaurants seriously but not himself, and his favorite restaurant is the one you love, too.

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