Last week, the bf and I headed out on a 3 day road trip all around the sunshine state to hunt down the best grilled cheese sandwiches in Florida. After spending
too many a few hours online, I became overwhelmed by all the grilled cheese goodness that our beautiful state had to offer. So I did what any blogger girl with 34,000 followers would do and went straight to social media for a little help. After receiving dozens of awesome and unexpected recommendations, Jerm and I compiled our master list, packed our bathing suits (and stretchy shorts), filled up the ole' Subaru, and headed South to get our cheese on.
Oh oh, and before we begin on this delicious adventure - Please keep in mind that this list is not ordered from best to worst or anything like that. In fact, it's listed in the order in which we completed our food tour in hopes that you can one day repeat the #FLgrilledcheeseTour if you dare! TBH, I tried to rank them but that sort of hurt my heart. It felt like I was a mom and I had to choose one child over the other or something like that and I just couldn't. But alas, if you must know which ones reigned supreme, keep reading and I'll fill you in on our favorites.
Our adventure started at Backwater in downtown Melbourne Beach, Florida. This cutesy old-Florida inspired restaurant is known for their super fun DIY pancake tables, but from my perspective, this is the second most exciting thing happening here. Once you get a little bite of their deep fried Bourbon Revival grilled cheese, you will probably want to find me and kiss me (or Jerm.. or both?) on the lips because it is THAT good. Stacked high with piping hot layers of melted swiss, turkey, ham, and cheddar, this spin on a Monte Cristo is deep fried in the crunchiest beer batter around and is served with a sweet bourbon melba dipping sauce that is oh-so-good. Don't mind me though, I'll just be here, drooling over my memories.
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