American cheese on white bread has its time and place (2 a.m.; any diner in town), but no self-respecting adult orders off the kid's menu

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Best Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Continental Pastry Shop and Greek Restaurant

American cheese on white bread has its time and place (2 a.m.; any diner in town), but no self-respecting adult orders off the kid's menu for dinner. For a grown-up alternative, consider the grilled feta sandwich at The Continental Restaurant and Pastry Shop, a homey facsimile of a Greek taverna that's been in the Lagos family for 24 years. Their grilled cheese might just be the food of the gods—salty and briny from the feta, topped with lettuce and tomato, set on ciabatta with just the right amount of chew. Though it takes a Herculean effort to finish the thing, you'd be crazy to pass up the accompanying fries, of the round and crinkled variety, seasoned with a shower of oregano. Wash it all down with a Mythos beer and let the grandmotherly owner convince you to top it off with a baklava; their version is cinnamony-spicy and moist enough to pass muster with my husband's Greek yiayia.—Anna Roth

 
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