by Terrance Mc Arthur
Our roving food critic Terrance Mc Arthur continues his search for great food in Sanger and the surrounding communities. Check out more Great Food Search here!
Among the comfort foods, there is one that is truly a comfort—the Grilled Cheese Sandwich.
At its simplest, you put a slice of cheese between two pieces of bread, and…Flame On! If you want elaborate…Have I got a Food Search for you! I went to Sanger, Fresno, and Clovis to find GCSes for every craving.
Benaddiction (Food truck, location varies)— www.benaddictiontruck.com
Call or text 559-269-1968
Fat Bottom Grilled Cheese—$6
Denny’s—536 Academy Ave., Sanger, 876-2106
Fried Cheese Melt—$4
Foster’s Freeze—630 Academy Avenue, Sanger, 559-875-8130
Grilled Cheese Texas Toast—$2.99
Ham ‘n’ Cheese Texas Toast—$3.99
The Ham ‘n’ Cheese version is worth the extra dollar.
Grilled Chz—1345 N. Willow Ave. #110, Clovis, 559-797-8715
Grilled Apple Chz—$5.79
Double Cream Brie Delight—$6.59
Combo (Sandwich + soft drink + soup, Mac n’ Chz, or Fries—add $3
The Sloppy Chz features American Chz, Sloppy Joes, and Crispy Potato Sticks on White Bread. It’s like a cleaner, less-mobile Sloppy Joe, meaty with a crunch of potato.
The Grilled Apple Chz starts with Havarti, adding Grilled Apples, Bacon, Mayo, and Dijon Mustard on Whole Wheat. It’s mild, with a zing from the apple and mustard. You can’t tell there’s bacon in it until the first big bite—Then, you know it’s there.
The Double Cream Brie Delight combines Brie, Fig Paste, and Almonds with Smoked Turkey or Bacon on White Bread. Ooh, so creamy and smooth, plus the apples and turkey (I wasn’t ready for their bacon).
The combo options were interesting. The Tomato soup had a deep, tomato-ey flavor, was hot, and was great for dipping the sandwich. The Mac n’ Chz—it’s real cheese, man, and don’t you forget it! The fries are Plain Jane fries, but the size is of note; you might be tempted to start an impromptu game of Jenga with these things.
(By the way, there’s another Grilled Chz location at 2088 W. Shaw Ave. # 103 in Fresno.)
I’ll admit that Grilled Chz is my favorite, but if I see the Benaddiction truck, I’m likely to stop. Foster’s is good for grab-and-go, and a late-night craving could send me to the nearest Denny’s.
It’s all good, people.
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