A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006. Now a Popeyes fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from August 08, 2008
Texas Grilled Cheese Sandwich

A “Texas grilled cheese sandwich” is (usually) a grilled cheese sandwich using Texas toast. The Ruby’s Diner national restaurant chain sells a “Texas Grilled Cheese” sandwich.

The origins of the “Texas grilled cheese sandwich” are unknown, but the concept is simple enough. The sandwich appears to have gained popularity from the 1990s.


Wikipedia: Grilled cheese
A grilled cheese (or toasted sandwich) is a hot sandwich typically prepared by heating one or more slices of cheese between slices of bread, with a cooking fat such as butter, on a frying pan, griddle, or sandwich toaster, until the bread browns and the cheese melts. A grilled cheese may contain ingredients besides the bread and cheese, as long as the latter is the main focus.

Ruby’s Diner
Texas Grilled Cheese served on thick egg bread with american and swiss cheeses

Champions (Austin, TX)
Texas Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup
Texas Toast stuffed with Cheddar, Swiss and Provolone Cheeses, Tomatoes, Smoked Bacon served with a cup of Tomato Soup and Kettle Chips

Pony Expresso (Carthage, TX)
Texas Grilled Cheese 1.75
It’s like a whole other sandwich—
spicy pepper jack melted across Texas Toast.

59 Diner (Houston, TX)
Texas Grilled Cheese 4.79
Baby Swiss, cheddar, and tomatoes on grilled jalapeno cheese bread

Cowboy Food and Drink (Chagrin Falls, OH)
Texas Grilled Cheese
Melted cheddar cheese, smoked pit ham, BBQ sauce, apple-smoked bacon and tomato grilled on Texas toast. $7.99

The Grill (Highwood, IL)
TEXAS GRILLED CHEESE
American cheese & tomato grilled on Texas toast. With bacon add 1.00. 6.95

Corner Bar & Grill (Kalamazoo, MI)
Texas Grilled Cheese
thick grilled texas toast, and your choice of two cheeses. 

Dispatch Sports Bar & Grill (Lansing, MI)
Texas Grilled Cheese
American Cheese Melted On Texas Toast. - $3.59
Add Turkey Or Ham - $5.59

Posted by Barry Popik
Texas (Lone Star State Dictionary) • Friday, August 08, 2008 • Permalink