April Showers bring grilled cheese sandwiches—and this year, the city is blooming with melted goodness. In honor of this year’s National Grilled Cheese Day (April 12), we found the best spots to satisfy your cheesy craving along with must-try sandwiches at each joint.
After making his first grilled cheese at the young age of 10, owner Matt Kushner took his beloved childhood snack and made it into a culinary phenomenon. At KUSH, grilled cheeses come on local rye bread and made with melted swiss gruyere, and a juicy slice of tomato, which must be enjoyed with their homemade tomato soup for all your dipping and sipping needs. 2003 N. Miami Ave., Miami, 305-576-4500
Aside from being one of the best spots to brunch in Miami’s Upper East Side, this cozy locale offers one of the best grilled cheese sandwiches in the district. Expect smoked gouda and cheddar cheese, tomato, and savory slices of avocado served on a Portuguese muffin with a generous side of classic fries or sweet potato fries. Don't forget the "deluxe" ingredient that takes this grilled cheese to the next level: pieces of Nueske bacon in every bite. 6730 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, 305-756-0366
If you want to enjoy your cheese in a posh manor, a trip to Vizcaya Museum Café is essential. Executive chef Elgin Woodman created the ultimate blend of sweet and savory with swiss cheese, fresh spinach, and caramelized red onions layered between freshly-baked focaccia bread. The finishing touch is a fig jam spread that infuses sweetness to the hearty dish. Pair it with herb French fries or broccoli salad to round out your meal. Afterward, take a stroll around the museum to burn off those calories. 3251 S. Miami Ave., Miami, 305-856-8189
What’s better than a grilled cheese sandwich? A deep fried grilled cheese sandwich. This gastropub serves up deep-fried double layers of your choice of cheese—pick from cabot cheddar, smoked gouda, blue and swiss cheeses, and get it served with caramelized sesame soy onions, thin slices of Blackforest ham, and a side of spicy lime aioli—one bite is all it takes to get hooked. 501 NE First Ave., Miami, 305-809-7564
This sandwich is called "voluptuous" for a reason, but you'll have to ask why. The grilled cheese at Morgan's Restaurant conveniently combines gruyere, white cheddar, and swiss cheeses in one sandwich, and melts them together to make any cheese lover's dream come true. Throw in a heap of French fries on the side, and you've got yourself the ultimate meal. 28 NE 29th St., Miami, 305-573-9678
With a comprehensive list of creative offerings to choose from, a build-your-own sandwich section, and a new location opening on none other than National Grilled Cheese Day, you can’t go wrong with a visit to Ms. Cheezious. Don't feel overwhelmed by your array of choices, and heed our advice instead: the patty melt featuring prime chuck brisket, chorizo pimento cheese, and house-cured bacon served on sourdough bread is a choice you won't regret. 7418 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, 305-989-4019