I am a huge fan of grilled cheese. How could you not like America’s favorite comfort food?Luckily I grew up with the world’s best grilled cheese maker, my mom, but as I get older I still search for innovative ways restaurants make this classic sandwich. There is nothing that makes me more angry than ordering a $9 grilled cheese and being disappointed. You would think it wouldn’t be tough to screw up but somehow restaurants mess up the goodness–not Heywood.
Heywood, named after the cheese-loving poet, opened in 2012 in the trendy Silver Lake neighborhood in LA. They offer gourmet spins on traditional grilled cheese like the Bon Apetite Brie with French brie and fig jam or the Holy Grail made with short rib, kimchee, and smoked Gouda. They are served with a side salad so you don’t feel overly guilty about indulging. The best part is each one is served with a small cup of tomato bisque for dipping! Heywood got the grilled cheese thing right. Their gourmet and fresh ingredients are combined to make unique and lip-smacking grilled cheeses–highly recommended!!
The restaurant is tiny with limited seating and is filled with eclectic door. The wall is filled with cheese quotes, pictures, and plants that will keep you looking throughout your whole meal. While the prices are a little steep for grilled cheese ($9-14), I definitely think it is worth it. Check out Heywood and find your favorite grilled cheese creation!
3337 W Sunset Blvd