Kevin Fischer is a veteran broadcaster, the recipient of over 150 major journalism awards from the Milwaukee Press Club, the Wisconsin Associated Press, the Northwest Broadcast News Association, the Wisconsin Bar Association, and others. He has been seen and heard on Milwaukee TV and radio stations for over three decades. A longtime aide to state Senate Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature, Kevin can be seen offering his views on the news on the public affairs program, "InterCHANGE," on Milwaukee Public Television Channel 10, and heard filling in on Newstalk 1130 WISN. He lives with his wife, Jennifer, and their lovely baby daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.
If you want one, you have to make it in your own kitchen. Most restaurants don’t offer one, and if they do, it’s more than likely on the children’s menu.
Seems that it would make great business sense if someone would open a restaurant that specialized in good ol’ grilled cheese sandwiches.
Well, someone has.
Former Wisconsinite Dirk Bruely opened Chedd’s Gourmet Grilled Cheese in Denver in the spring of 2003, featuring 35 cheeses, 12 breads and various meats and vegetables. Bruely even serves brats. Menus in Chedd’s are made to look like Wisconsin license plates. The restaurant has become so popular, Bruely plans to take the dining concept national.
Watch this ABC News report on Bruely and Chedd’s, and prepare to drool.
The grilled cheese sandwich is not only yummy, it’s becoming trendy. In glitzy, star-studded Los Angeles, the grilled cheese is starting to find its way beyond diners and coffee shops to highly-regarded restaurants.
So, how about one of Chedd’s creations, a Cheese Stoner (Brick cheese, Garlic and Herb Jack, Pepperoni, Pizza sauce, Tomatoes on Focaccia Bread) with some Wisconsin cheese soup.
Grilled cheese sandwiches, just for kids? No, no.
PREVIOUS CULINARY NO-NO’S
1) Ketchup on a brat
2) Green peppers on pizza
3) The dirty martini
4) Fruity brats
5) A Bloody Mary after dinner
6) Women “manning” the grill
7) Eating pizza at Festa Italiana, brats at German Fest, or tacos at Fiesta Mexicana. (Be adventurous. You can have those items anytime).
8) Eating a cream puff as though it was a hamburger.
9) Taking your own bottle of sauce when invited to a barbecue.
10) Touching the grill if you’re a guest at an outdoor barbecue.
11) Coaching the host on how to grill.
12) Some regional flavored ice cream…..like black licorice.
13) Taking the husks off before you grill corn on the cob
14) Being afraid to chill red wine
15) Pizza on the grill
16) When serving exotic or strange dishes to guests, do not tell them exactly what it is. Instead, use a more inviting term (caviar) rather than being blunt (fish eggs).
17) In late summer and early fall, this time of year, don’t buy zucchini. Somehow, someway, you will find zucchini or zucchini will find you.
18) Showing disrespect to your restaurant server.
19) Eating out on a Monday night.
20) Pumpkin beer.
21) Mail-order turkey