Grilled cheese at Jo’s!

Back in September, I posted about the Monday night specials at Jo’s, which started with stuffed french toast. That was followed by baked potatoes. Now, alas, the last special of the semester has arrived — grilled cheese.

Last Monday was the opening day for this special, so I decided to check it out and report back to you, our faithful readers. (If you haven’t already noticed, we like reporting on food, and thus we like reporting on retail culinary guru Aaron Fitzsenry’s creations like this.)

Jo's is serving up grilled cheese, a classic.

Jo's is serving up grilled cheese, a classic.

For my first time, I decided to keep it relatively simple,  getting a grilled cheese on wheat bread with cheddar, Swiss, and American cheeses, and a garlic and herb cream cheese spread.

But make no mistake — there are way more options than that. Baby, you can do whatever you like!  More photos and info — including a special secret — after the jump.  Continue Reading

Amuse-Bouche: Farmstead

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Farmstead and La Laiterie may share an address, website, and dairy grandeur, but Farmstead certainly squirrels out a name for itself with its own unique charm. If cheese is your thing but triple-digit bills, dim lights, and long waits decidedly aren’t, this might be your new home away from home.

In short, Farmstead supplies the smorgasbord of cheeses that gives La Laiterie its backbone. Huge wheels of fromage are piled strategically on marble counters, where savvy cheesemongers are lurking at your beck and call. Don’t be shy: they’re generous with samples and ready with the scoop on whatever you’re eyeing. Finals provide the perfect excuse for a little self-pitying binge on the “cheese orphans” (stray, cheap morsels at the register) or self-selected goodies. For direction, some favorites after the jump.

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