Realizing that we here at SFist subsist on a 75% dairy diet, the American Grilled Cheese Kitchen (1 South Park Avenue) opened shop this week around the corner from us, just off South Park on Second Street. As of 11:30 a.m. today, the line was growing just around the block. And how.
Although we're very disturbed not to see American cheese used on the menu -- the stuff is classic grilled cheese fodder, not to mention being slightly titular to the new joint -- but what American Grilled Cheese Kitchen offers sure looks comforting. They've got the Feta Tomato (feta, montery jack, roasted tomatoes, tapenade, garlic butter) for $7, the Piglet (Tillamook aged white cheddar, artisan cured ham, apple mustard, rosemary butter) for $8, the Turkey Havarti (havarti, Willie Bird smoked turkey, ancho chili jam, arugula, pickled red onions) for $9, the Jalapeño Popper (chèvre, monterey jack, applewood-smoked bacon, apricot-jalapeño relish) for $9, and more.
Also, you can add tomato or bacon for a mere $.50 and $1.50, respectively. For the annoying, you can get gluten-free bread for an extra $.50.
However, if you can't wait in line, we urge you to waddle down the street to Ironside (680 Second Street) for a Pressed Cubano. Really, it's arguably the best sandwich in the entire Bay Area. Yes huh.