March 3, 2024

Taproot's Grilled Cheese

Tastemaker
By Lynda Wheatley | Nov. 24, 2018

There once was a time we turned up our noses at “grown-up” grilled cheese sandwiches. Much like kids who demand the orange-powder-made glow of Kraft’s mac and cheese and refuse any lily-gilding Gouda or Gruyére version, we wanted only the original, like Mom made: a lil’ American and a lotta butter slathered on two slices of pure Wonder. Turns out, it was just a phase. When we sank our teeth into Taproot’s grilled cheese, we grew out of it. How can such a perfect, basic staple of childhood be elevated so elegantly? By a simple melding of sweet and savory: thinly sliced organic apples, dollops of organic apricot preserves, fat slices of crispy bacon, and hot, silky layers of gourmet cheese inside lightly buttered and grilled slices of farmhouse bread. A taste of your happy childhood, made happier. $11.5. Find it at Taproot, 300 E. Front St., Traverse City. (231) 943-2500, www.taproottc.com

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