GCDC, a grilled cheese focused sandwich shop, opened on Pennsylvania Avenue about a year ago. Liz and I checked it out back in mid-2014, and have been back a few times since. And in true 2015 fashion I'm keeping with my New Years resolution of catching up on back logged blog posts!
We met for lunch at the fast casual restaurant and quickly decided on our lunch fair. I opted for the Buffalo Blue because, surprise surprise, I'm somewhat buffalo-chicken obsessed. This sandwich had blue and cheddar cheeses, buffalo sauce, and chicken on tradition white bread. It was simply divine. The cheese was melted to perfection and the sauce and chicken sang through, not being over powered by the cheese.
Liz opted for the French Onion. Tenpted by promises of soft and dense challah bread, sweet caramalized onions, and sharp Gruyere cheese, it was an easy pick. She liked that, for a grilled cheese sandwich, it was not greasy or oozing with cheese. Some might find that aspect disappointing, but Liz liked that it wasn't overwhelming with grease and fat.
We shared a side of tater tots and a cup of the small tomato soup. The soup was perfectly acidic. A great compliment to the melty stars of the meal. The only disappointment was the portion of tots. We felt it was a bit on the small size, and come on, the more tots, the better!
The ambiance in the space was appealing. The staff was friendly and informative. GCDC also serves dinner and a happy hour that features shared plates of various varieties--cheese,charcuterie, and even salads! They also have an extensive cocktail and beer list, and a good selection of wine. Happy hour is 4-6:30 pm Monday-Friday. We'll be back to check out the evening vibe in this great lunch spot!