The grilled cheese sandwich has been a part of my life since I was a child. It usually consisted of a Kraft American single between two slices of white bread, accompanied by tomato soup and a Disney Channel original movie. Now when I eat a grilled cheese, it is considered “gourmet” and comes with local vegetables and fancy types of cheese and bread. Either way, a grilled cheese is a grilled cheese.
The Main Cheese opened in Little Rock in late February. They offer a wide menu of sandwiches, salads and soups. I decided to indulge in The Farmer’s Market sandwich, graced with avocado, cheddar, Parmesan, grape tomatoes, spinach aioli and arugula on multigrain bread for $7.95. It did not disappoint. A sandwich comes with your choice of slaw, house fries or seasoned chips.
The atmosphere is clean, with exposed brick and modern seating to accommodate the yuppy in each of us.
Servers are upbeat and the kitchen is quick to deliver your meal. The whole experience is unique, offering a memory of a childhood staple turned into something more sophisticated but still fun.
It is located at 14524 Cantrell Rd., and is open Monday through Thursday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., as well as Friday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and 4 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.