One of my coworkers dined at 5 Corners and gave me a rave review of the West Side restaurant. On one of my final assignments for the Daily Mail, photographer extraordinaire Tom Hindman - and probably one of hte most down-to-earth and hilarious people I've ever met - and I were passing the restaurant before heading back to the office. I casually mentioned I had been wanting to go here. He promptly asked if I'd had lunch yet. I said no, and he whipped around and parked right in front of the restaurant.
Lunch is served.
It may not be the best area of town, but if your vehicle is nearby, I think it's OK. And it was in the middle of the day, so hopefully that helped. Either way, we found ourselves walking inside a nice place. A man greeted us and handed us some menus.
But one that I haven't seen was Grace's Grilled Cheese Caprese. Already sounds good, right? It was American, Gouda and Provolone cheese with fresh basil and tomato on white bread drizzled in a balsamic reduction. Mmmm. Got that with a side of potato salad.
Classic comfort food with a touch of fancy. To be honest, you could probably put balsamic on anything, and I'd be a fan. But taking two favorites - a grilled cheese and a caprese salad - and combining them is probably a quick and easy way to get you a good grade.
It's simple but smart. Creamy cheese, some cool tomato, with crunchy toast and sweet balsamic - I mean. C'mon. Simple, but lovely. Will definitely try again. Potato salad did not wow me, but I didn't really need it do.
For a good, simple, but delish sandwich, check 'em out.