In celebration of our fabulous first year, and in appreciation to our customers and Washington DC – our Young American Grilled Cheese will be FREE to all those in line before 12 noon on Tuesday, April 14, 2015. Our doors open at 11 AM. No substitutions or changes, and one per customer.
Cherry Blossom Specials through April 11th…Read More
ByTeresa Geruson For Spoon University March 30,2015
Where to get it: GCDC
If you’ve never been to (or heard of) GCDC, it’s time to change that. GCDC is a classy grilled cheese bar serving up classics like caramelized onions & gruyere and American cheese, tomato & bacon build-your-own grilled cheeses, as well as an impressive selection of tots. Their cherry blossom specials include their homemade chocolate cherry cheese ice cream sandwiches pictured above. Yes please.
by Maura Judkis
Poutine has long been the culinary equivalent of a warm blanket for our neighbors to the north. But here in Washington, the French Canadian dish — french fries drenched in gravy and smothered in melted cheese curds — has taken on several new flavors as local chefs play with its hearty ingredients.
“I think it’s one of the best bar foods out there,” said chef Adam Harvey of Bar Charley near Dupont Circle. “Almost everything works with fries.”
Bar Charley offers several late-night variations, such as the Chesapeake, covered in Old Bay gravy and blue crab with ricotta salata. Grilled-cheese-themed restaurant GCDC, near the White House, puts the traditional poutine toppings on tater tots, with the addition of mushrooms, bacon and truffle oil. DGS Delicatessen, also near Dupont, has two takes: A happy hour poutine of onion gravy and farmers’ cheese atop latkes, as well as its “schmutzy fries,” which incorporate all the common fixings for a Reuben.
If this winter is anything like last winter — and we’re hearing rumors and rumblings that it will be — we’re going to need a heck of a lot of comfort over the next few months. To help you make it through, we’ve compiled a list of DC’s comfort-food classics that are sure to warm you from the inside out. We admit we cheated just a bit by adding some ultra-cozy dishes from a few newcomers, but we think you’ll agree that these newbies are definitely classics in the making. Here’s where you can indulge your cold-weather cravings for something gooey, soupy or carby — with a dash of chocolate thrown in for good measure:
#9 Poutine Tots at GCDC: Called Canadian tots ($9) on the lunch menu and poutine tots on the dinner menu ($10) proves that a tot by any other name is just as delicious. We’re talking fried potatoes smothered in cheese curds, gravy, mushrooms, bacon and chives with truffle oil. Can you blame us for including this super-addictive dish even though GCDC is less than a year old?
Host Jim Stacy and the crew from The Cooking Channel’s Offbeat Eats filmed at GCDC. “The Cheese Factor” episode will air on October 31st @ 9:30 PM, November 1 @ 10:00 AM, November 2nd @ 3:30 AM and November 2nd @ 11:30 PM. More info >