For some of us grilled cheese is a comfort food with a type of built-in response that harkens to a safe time in our lives. It’s up there with the scent of vanilla or coffee in the morning with regards to a cultural Pavlovian response. So it is no surprise that two different restaurants are serving it up as a kind of ‘stimulus plan.’
Over at The Edison, grilled cheese, tomato soup and 35 cent cocktails have been part of their ‘Soup Kitchen’ every Friday from 5-7 pm. All proceeds for that cleverly tailored happy hour type promotion go toward the Midnight Mission – the oldest operating human services organization in Los Angeles.
Recently, Ivan Kane’s Cafe W as added a slew of promotions from discounted flask service (offered in paper bags) to the grilled cheese with fries. Granted, it’s $10, which seems a bit out of touch with the spirit of giving people a break. You can get a grilled cheese at Denny’s for $6.15. But, unlike Denny’s, a Cafe W as grilled cheese and fries (only served on Mondays) is presented in a brown paper bag.