Heat Up Yer Castirons! The Grilled Cheese Invitational Is A Week Away

It’s that time of year again. The 1st 8th Annual Grilled Cheese Invitational is returning to Downtown LA (different location from last year’s, however) to flood the LA basin with melted butter & cheese.

They’ve added a costume contest to this year’s roster of events–apropos, given the number of insanely costumed people that descend on the event every year–and a Cheese Calling contest, similar in nature to a Hog Calling contest, but for cheese. Of course there will be the three sammich categories–Missionary, Kama Sutra, and Honey Pot (standard grilled, any-contents-goes, and sweet, respectively)–for all festivalgoers to vote on, and the overflow (there always is some) will get to enjoy Tillamook grilled cheese sammies chez this year’s sponsor (last year’s sponsor was Kraft, this year promises what will prolly be a more robust sandwich for the people).

Deets:
4/24/2010
12:00pm – 6:00pm
Los Angeles Center Studios, 1201 West Fifth Street, Los Angeles, CA.
http://grilledcheeseinvitational.com/

Tickets are $10 now but will prolly be $15 at the door. That’s still cheap, for a bizarro day full of fun, freaks and cheese.

3 Replies to “Heat Up Yer Castirons! The Grilled Cheese Invitational Is A Week Away”

  1. And if you’re very lucky, you might actually get to have a small taste of a cheese sandwich… I went two years ago and it was insanely crowded, I got maybe two bites of sandwich TOTAL, but at least it was free. I heard it was worse last year, and you actually had to pay for the privilege of not eating. No thanks.

  2. Yeah, this is going to be about as much fun as the street food fair was. Pay for the privilege of standing in line for 2 hours and not eating.

  3. Check out the website, we’ve revamped the event, got all new sponsors and have put a HUGE AMOUNT of work into redesigning the event so that there is something for everyone. It’s gone from just a cooking competition to a cooking competition AND Grilled Cheese Festival!

    We’ve lined up a new and better cheese sponsor with Tillamook and they are going to be making thousands of samples throughout the day! Seriously!

    MOUNTAINS OF TILLAMOOK GRILLED CHEESE SAMPLES!
    SPECIAL APPEARANCE OF THE TILLAMOOK LOAF LOVE TOUR, HANDING OUT SAMPLES OF CHEESE AS WELL!
    300 AMATEUR AND PROFESSIONAL GRILLING COMPETITORS!
    MULTIPLE FOOD VENDORS WITH LOW PRICED SAMPLES FOR SALE!
    NEW AND ADDITIONAL SPONSORS AND FREE SAMPLES!
    BEER GARDEN!
    TROPHIES!
    POETRY!
    MUSIC!
    PRIZES!
    COMEDY!
    YELLING!
    KITTENS!*
    AWESOME!

    This year, we’re also offering advance sale tickets so that you can avoid the lines at the gate. Plus we’re limiting the amount of people judging the actual competition, so if you register to judge in time, odds are that you’ll get to try three samples of competition Grilled Cheese as well.

    Additionally, Fresh & Easy Neighborhood market is giving every attendee a $5 off coupon for groceries.

    If you ask me, and I may be biased, $10 is a hell of a lot of value 6 hours of this much event.

    We’ve tried to keep the event free to the public but unfortunately it was free to everyone else and at great expense to me.

    I’d ask that you give the event another chance and see how we’ve addressed the previous concerns and complaints.

    Yours in bread, butter, cheese and victory,

    Tim Walker
    Chief Instigator & Founder
    The Grilled Cheese Invitational

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