Unlike a sand witch, a sandwich doesn't have the power to turn men into sand and sand into poisoned glass. Let a sandwich cast a devastating spell on hunger pains with today's Groupon: for $6, you get $12 worth of gourmet grilled cheese and tomato soup at Tom + Chee, located in Fountain Square.
Tom + Chee serves grown-up, gourmet takes on a classic childhood-cuisine pairing with its savory grilled cheese and tomato soup creations. Celebrate a matured palate with the varied menu, which features gourmet melts ($3.50–$4.50) such as the pesto+turkey, beef+cheddar, and hippy+chee—a humus-based mixture of cucumber, lettuce, tomato, and cheddar. Creative patrons can also concoct their own cheesy creations from the shop's arsenal of cheeses (cheddar, gouda, mozzarella, fontina, swiss, american, and pepper jack) and breads (wheat, sourdough, rye, glazed donut, and more), each begging to be paired with grilled cheese's saucy sister, the hearty tomato soup (add $2 for sandwich and soup combo). After the meal, indulge envious sweet teeth with the grilled cheese donut ($3), named "one of the most inventive sandwiches of the year" by Cincinnati Magazine.
Cincinnati Magazine named Tom + Chee Best Grilled Cheese and featured the grilled cheese donut in its March 2010 issue. Cincinnati Enquirer, Soapbox Cincinnati, Family Friendly Cincinnati, and wine me, dine me featured the restaurant. Thirteen Yelpers give it an average of four stars, and 93% of Urbanspooners like it. More than 800 Facebookers are fans of the restaurant.
- The Tom + Chee menu offers simple grilled cheeses and tomato soups, but many of their sandwiches have a twist. Doughnuts are a bread option, and ingredients include bacon and barbeque potato chips. – Henry Sweets, Soapbox Cincinnati
- The grilled cheese doughnut was excellent; the contrasting flavor of the cheese and sweetness of the doughnut make an [sic] wonderful sandwich. – Nic Hartke, Urbanspoon
Tom + Chee
Tom + Chee co-owners chef Trew Quackenbush and Corey Ward are revolutionizing the grilled-cheese sandwich every day. What once was two slabs of boring bread and a simple, stupid slice of cheese has been reinvented by their kitchen, which churns out a menu of gooey sandwiches mentioned by the Today show and feasted upon by Man v. Food’s Adam Richman. Most famous for a sandwich that combines glazed donuts, the eatery also fills an assortment of breads with gourmet cheeses such as brie and smoked gouda, crunchy potato chips, and cherry peppers. They recommend sandwiches always be dipped, which is why chefs tirelessly ladle bowls of tomato-based soups from bubbling pots all day long.
Central Business District
133 E Court St.
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202Get Directions