So Much for Southern Hospitality
Well that title might sound a bit too negative, considering Southern Hospitality was quite the hit. So much so, that I didn’t even get a chance to make an epic version before we ran out of ingredients. That’s really disappointing too, because I had an amazing idea for that epic. Oh well, I’ll just save up the creative energies and put them to good use with the next feature. And who knows, maybe one day I’ll be bored enough to make some belgian waffles and fried chicken just for an epic. Now we’re just eagerly awaiting our next customer selection to come in. I’m expecting great things, because things just seem to keep getting better and more interesting.
First glimpse of Southern Hospitality, our Fried Chicken and Waffles, special grilled cheese!
Good Old Fashioned Southern Hospitality
So it’s been a bad week for posts and The Special. I really dropped the ball on keeping the site updated with where things were at with the special. I could blame it on a few things, but there a no excuses. Luckily, our newest Special selector, Darryl pulled me from my funk with an amazing Special. You are all in for a treat this week, because Darryl challenged us. He really came up with the most ambitious grilled cheese we have attempted to date, but oh man, is it worth it.
Our new Special will be called Southern Hospitality. And it’s a fitting name for a fried chicken and waffle grilled cheese. Yes you read that right Darryl got us to do homemade fried chicken, homemade Belgian waffles and make a grilled cheese out of them. Suffice it to say this was in development a lot longer than some of our other grilled cheeses, but I think it’s worth it.
I’m guessing you’re looking for details right about now. Well the waffles have a hint of maple syrup baked right in, and they will be used as the bread, the cheese is a gooey Monterey Jack, and the chicken, well that’s the best part. The chicken is marinated in buttermilk with rosemary and garlic. It is then dredged and deep fried in a cayenne, garlic, peppercorn bread crumb mixture. And it’s served with two sides, hot sauce and maple syrup.
Hands down I this is the best special we have done to date. Thank you Darryl .
The French Connection
Well over the weekend we ran out of Ze Hüntbürg. Somehow, though, in the mix of everything we didn’t get a customer to select the next special. In looking for a solution to the issue of a missing customer I made the call to just go with a staff selected special. So it is my pleasure to introduce to everyone The French Connection. It’s a rather simple concept for a grilled cheese, but it’s a tasty one. All this one has is mozzarella, hashbrowns and gravy on french white bread. Now considering the name and the ingredients I hope everyone has figured out what this grilled cheese is by now. Well if you haven’t, here it is, it’s a poutine grilled cheese. As you’d expect the cheese is gooey, the potato is salty and the gravy, is well, messy, more than anything else. And when this one ends, be sure that we’ll be right back to customer selected specials. As per usual, photos will follow.
This is Ze Hüntbürg in all of “her”(?) glory. A tasty grilled cheese with 3 year old cheddar, roast beef, caramelized onions and horseradish all on panini bianca. Oh yes.
Ze Hüntbürg is Zëlicioüs
It’s another week and we have another customer selected special for you it is called Ze Hüntbürg (and yes the umlauts were specified by the customer too). It replaces the Miss Piggy, and follows in her meaty tradition. This time though, we’re talking roast beef with a slightly sharp 3-year old aged cheddar, caramelized onions and horseradish all on panini bianca.
This is a delicious grilled cheese brought to us by Ryan and Sean. And the way it’s going so far this morning, it looks like it could compete with the greats. You know what I’m talking about. It could very well beat The Joe Carter or The Sheeva. A tough task to be sure, but anything is possible when you put something this good together. Thanks Ryan and Sean, it should be a good week.
So Long and Thanks for All the Fish
As tragic as it may be for some, The Miss Piggy is not long for this world. At the time of this writing we have the ingredients to serve 12 more Miss Piggy’s. It has been a great grilled cheese for those among us that love strong flavours. Without a doubt it incorporated the stinkiest cheese we have served to date, but that didn’t deter many people from trying one and really enjoying it. But like all our specials it will be saying so long and thanks for all the fish before we know it. My prediction, unless we get a major run on them tonight, is that we run out at some point during lunch tomorrow. So if you want your shot at grilled cheese glory, follow our tweets and time your visit just right to order the last one.
For those of you that don’t yet know, our specials are all customer selected and limited run. When we run out, the person who orders the last special gets to choose the next one, name and all. And as an added bonus they get to eat their grilled cheese special for free for as long as it runs. Yep, it’s a pretty sweet deal.
The Miss Piggy in all her pulled pork glory. This one is simple but great. It’s a smokey pulled pork, peppery arugula, gooey Oka cheese all on 100% Red Fife Sourdough. That’s grilled cheese goodness right there.
Miss Piggy is a Delicious Treat
Some would say anthropomorphizing a grilled cheese is a bad idea. We at The Construction Site say why not. I mean we’ve already had The Joe Carter, Toronto’s best shot at beating Philly in the Cheesesteak wars. So when the new customer selected special, chosen so graciously by Gary, came up, and someone yelled out that it should be called Miss Piggy, we said, great idea. I mean, what says delicious smokey pulled pork, with gooey Oka cheese and peppery arugula better than a feminist pig that wears lipstick and high heals. Nothing, that’s what!
This is a grilled cheese not to be missed. And because The Joe Carter ran for so long over the holidays, we’ve decided to keep this one a very limited run. We want to get back into quicker switches and really get some fun grilled cheese ideas onto the plates and into the stomachs of you grilled cheese lovers out there.
Joe Carter’s Reign
The Joe Carter has been running for so long that I can barely remember a time without it. But like all things, it’s reign will end, and it looks like the end will be coming soon. We have enough ingredients to make a little less than 20 of them. Based on our experiences so far, this should last until sometime tomorrow, but who knows, we could run out today or not until Thursday. I guess only time will tell. As always though, I’ll be tweeting out the Joe Carter’s status as we near the end. While its been an awesome special I’m definitely excited for the next one.