Time Out Chicago's 2nd Annual Grilled Cheese Meltdown set for January 15

Winters in Chicago can be brutal, but one thing can make it much, much better - comfort food. While it will be months before we're partying lakeside in our tank tops with a cocktail, we can still enjoy some fun foodie events that highlight some of the great foodie spots in the city.

Time Out Chicago's 2nd Annual Grilled Cheese Meltdown is happening on Sunday, January 15 and tickets are still available for 1 of 3 sessions at Thaila Hall. If you've got to head out of the house on a Sunday in January, it might as well be for some of the best grilled cheese in the Windy City along with entertainment and tasty beverages. Read on for the full 411:

Chicago is crowning the ultimate Grilled Cheese

Time Out Chicago’s second annual Grilled Cheese Meltdown is coming to town on January 15

Chicago (January 6, 2017): January will see Chicago’s very best Grilled Cheese being crowned from a selection of some of the city’s best. Time Out, the trusted global brand for inspiring and enabling people to make the most of the city, is bringing back the popular Grilled Cheese Meltdown for the second year on January 15 at Thalia Hall.

The Grilled Cheese Meltdown will present the city’s best cheesy sandwiches as Time Out Chicago’s editors challenged nine local restaurants to offer creative takes on this classic. And it’s not chefs or gourmet experts to decide on the winner, it’s Chicagoans and Time Out still has tickets available. Participants get to taste each of the nine contenders best offerings from the featured restaurants:

Gayle’s Best Ever Grilled Cheese
Same Day Café
South Water Kitchen
Michael Jordan’s Steakhouse
Toasty Cheese
Jerry’s Sandwiches
Cheesies Pub and Grub
Wyler Road

This head-to-head cheesy competition will come with tomato soup from Same Day Café complimentary beer provided by Tsingtao and Rekorderlig Cider.

Erin Delahanty, Associate Publisher at Time Out Chicago, says: “At Time Out we love encouraging people to explore the city and are constantly uncovering more of the best things to do and places to eat. Our Grilled Cheese Meltdown puts nine of our favorite spots for the classic comfort food under one roof—that plus good drinks and music makes for a great winter day in Chicago.”

Time Out Chicago’s Grilled Cheese Meltdown– tickets are still available:
  • Date: January 15, 2017
  • The event will be held from 11:30am-6:30pm, with a ticket entitling guests to choose from three sessions (11:30am-1:30pm, 2-4pm, and 4:30-6:30pm)
  • Location: Thalia Hall, 1807 S Allport St, Chicago, IL 60608
  • Tickets are just $30 - a ticket gets you: grilled cheese tastings from each participating restaurant, one complementary beer, one complimentary cider, music and more

For more information and to book your ticket, visit here