Wednesday, June 17, 2009

The Double Grilled Cheese Burger



We had a new restaurant here in Portland Oregon, open in April of this year called ‘The Grilled Cheese Grill”, I looked them up on-line and was able to see the menu, now how can you go wrong at a place that the entire menu of sammies that are some type of grilled cheese. My husband and I were very intrigued by this place; it was like being a kid all over again. That is until you read further down the menu; I was finding what I would consider to be very sophisticated grilled cheese sammies, along with some very creative dessert sammies. I knew that we had to go give this place a try for sure, again how could you not.... I read further down the menu to see something I knew immediately that I had to try. The Cheesus Burger, this monster of a burger has no bun; nope instead it has 2 grilled cheese sammies with each one having their own fillings and kind of cheese. After I regained my composure my husband and I made a date to go check this place out and experience the Cheesus Burger for ourselves. Last Friday night we headed out to the restaurant and when we arrived we were shocked to see that it was not a restaurant but a school bus and travel trailer. The trailer was the kitchen where all of the masterpieces are made and the school bus is the dining room, this place was so much fun. The bus has a mural painted on the ceiling and the tables have what look to be junior high school pictures covering the top of them, each table has a cup of trivia game cards for you to play while you wait for your order to be called out that its ready. This hip trendy place does not even give you a number, instead they give you basketball trading cards and the players name is what the cook will call out when your order is up. My husband took some great pictures of this place and of course The Cheesus Burger, so last night for dinner we made our own version that we lovingly called …


8 - Slices of White Bread
4 - Slices Bacon (cooked)
2 - 1/2 Lb. Burgers (cooked)
1 - Sliced Onion (caramelized)
10 - Sweet Chip Pickles (pat dry)
4 - Slices Pepper Jack Cheese
4 - Slices Colby Jack Cheese
Mayo
Butter

Butter all 8 pieces of bread on one side; lay 4 of them buttered side down on a hot (350 degree) electric grill. Top 2 of them with 1 piece each of pepper jack, onions and 1 piece of bacon broken into 2 pieces. Then another slice of pepper jack on top with another piece of bread, buttered side up. On the other 2 pieces of bread place 1 piece each of the Colby jack cheese, 5 pickles, 1 piece of bacon broken into 2 pieces then another slice of Colby jack and top with another piece of bread, buttered side up. Cook on each side until golden, crisp and the cheese is melted. On a plate set down one sammie and spread on some mayo then top it with the burger, on the other sammie spread on some mayo and place it on top of the burger mayo side down. Cut your burger in half and grab a pile of napkins.




THE KITCHEN



THE DINING ROOM



THE TABLES IN THE BUS



THE CEILING IN THE BUS



THE BAR IN THE BUS



THE CHEESUS BURGER...



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20 comments:

Sonya said...

WOW that place is soooo cool!! dang that burger looks amazing..Im putting it on my must try list:)

Kat and Kim said...

That looks unreal. I was salavating instantly.

♥peachkins♥ said...

Oh my you had me drooling over that burger. I love the concept ofthat restaurant..it's soo cool.

Katherine Aucoin said...

Talk about a unique concept, the menu, the dining experience, everything. I can't blame you for acting like kids wanting to get over there. That burger! That's what I'm talking about! I have to try this!

Cathy said...

Wow, I've read about this place. What fun having dinner in a school bus. That burger is over the top. Thanks for the recommendation.

Melody said...

What a fun experience. Portland is so cool like that.

Cheryl said...

That burger looks amazing, I am going to try this one!

teresa said...

I'm half tempted to buy a ticket to Oregon just so I can try this place out! The minute I tell my husband this, he's going to buy the stuff to make it immediately. This looks amazing!!

Amy said...

I've seen this before but have never tried it. I will definitely have to make it one night soon!

Grace said...

that's definitely a one-of-a-kind place, which is too bad, because i want one here! your recreation looks even better than the real thing, especially since i know that my favorite cheese is involved. hooray for pepper jack!

5 Star Foodie said...

What a neat place and the grilled cheese burger sounds awesome! Love the use of two cheeses and bacon here!

Kasha said...

Holy cow! I love the pictures and I love the recipe! I want to eat there!

Kevin said...

Those cheese burgers look great!

biz319 said...

Oh my goodness Mary Beth! I've seen these before, but never knew anyone who made one!

Good job!!

Um, since its two grilled cheese sandwiches, they cancel each other out calorie-wise, right? :D

Rebekah said...

that looks so good-think i'm gonna have to put that one on the menu SOON!!!

Miss Tish said...

This is an unbelievable gem!!! I put it on my facebook - too good not to share! :)

My diet may have to wait for a few, I have to try this amazing looking sammich!

gaga said...

What a cute place and a heavenly burger, yum!

Leslie said...

how cool. I love funky places like this!

George Gaston said...

This grill cheese hamburger is rocking! Incorporating two of my favorite things into one = brilliance!

I’m so glad I stumbled upon your wonderful blog.

Amanda said...

Yum! Have you submitted this to the Grilled Cheese Academy yet? http://www.grilledcheeseacademy.com/submitrecipe

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