Bite into a big Mac at Cheesie’s Pub & Grub. (Becky Tsadik photo for RedEye)
I wish I had been drunk. A daytrip to Cheesie’s Pub & Grub (958 W. Belmont Ave.) left me oversalted and sleepy, side effects that would have been much more welcome around 2 am after a night out.
Good thing Cheesie’s is open late on weekends (until 5 am Thursday through Saturday). With nearly a dozen grilled cheese iterations to choose from and nothing green in sight, Cheesie’s is the perfect spot for a late-night grease-fest. Don’t go in search of salads or “light” options; the sweet potato fries come with a ranch dipping sauce and half the sandwiches include bacon.
Prepare for a carb-overload in The Mac, a thick monster of a sandwich that’s essentially pasta-stuffed bread—gooey homemade mac & cheese served on Turano Texas Toast with a hearty well-textured tomato soup cup for dipping. The Melt offers a nice variety of salt on salt on salt: Three kinds of cheese, chicken breast, bacon and 1000 Island dressing with pesto mayo. Giant as the portion sizes are at Cheesie’s, spring for the a-la-carte sides, like the well-seasoned French fries to cuddle up to your sando. And when was the last time you found a spot with Capri Sun on the menu? Bonus. Points. (Or, if you’re feeling more adult, there’s also a full bar available.)
Sadly, I found myself slipping into a food coma when I should have been frolicking in today’s beach-worthy weather after Cheesie’s had had its way with me. Note to self: remember to save the next trip to Cheesie’s for when you’re trying to cleanse your palate of one too many vodka cranberries.
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