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The Construction Site - Grilled Cheese

As I was walking by the Y&Eg intersection, I noticed that the Construction SIte, a new grilled cheese sandwich joint was open. It's located in the former Druxy spot.

The menu features stuff like:

- The Classic with aged cheddar - $5.50 you can add bacon, etc.

- The Funghi is Swiss with truffled oyster mushrooms on bread with encrusted parm - $9.

- The Smore is milk chocolate and marshmallows in between brioche bread dipped in graham cracker crumbs and brown sugar - $7.50.

I didn't have a chance to try it today but will stop by.

http://grldcheese.com/

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  1. It was jammed - smelled delicious. I'll be going soon as well..for the Reuben!

    1. i noticed it as well.
      VERY strange name. hope it does well in an arena that tends to have silly resto turnover

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      1. re: atomeyes

        Yes, very odd name... I guess it is some sort of "theme" because inside based on the pics it looks like they are using some unfinished materials like plywood, etc.

        Anyone know what type of "grill cheese" makes they are using? The press they have a pic of looks pretty interesting!

        Had me thinking about the guy who invented the FLIP camera who was going to do a grilled cheese sandwich chain. Wonder if that ever launched... Wondering how quickly "Contsruction Site's" machine can get cheese melty..

      2. I was very disappointed after buying 2 sandwiches from here today. The place was slammed. I'm not trying to run the place down, but in all honesty the prices are way too high considering the size and content of what your getting, and they were very greasy too. Oh and the chips (really) weren't great either. I hope they read these reviews because the location is fantastic & everybody loves grilled cheese, but guy's put more cheese in if you are going to charge what you do, and throw the tomatoes in as well!!! It's no wonder the turnover of restaurants are so high, some people just don't get it!!

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        1. re: Vantastic

          Not to mention the absolute dumbest name for the place ever....talk about a handicap!

          1. In what universe does the "Classic" GC have aged cheddar??

            To me, the classic is sandwich bread and sliced cheese. Certainly not fancy, aged cheddar.

            DT

            1. The anticipation of a "Grilled Cheese" joint was exciting, the name i didn't get, but for a great sandwich I'm willing to over look that. I was so excited to have a place to go to so close to home where i can enjoy my favorite comfort food. Finally the time has come to try an interesting twist on the "classic"grilled cheese sandwich. I walk through the door and take a menu, only to find 7 variations of a sandwich. I look over the menu with my spouse and we decide to get a "classic" and I being adventurous tried the Funghi:Swiss. We ordered at the front entrance of the store, which is a bit confusing since the register is at the back. While we watched the sandwiches being made we already felt the disappointment. The sandwiches were small and paper thin. The press they used was interesting, but that being said I've never had a grilled cheese sandwich with ridges before, and I must say, I'm not a fan.So now we wait, counting down the people before us, number 23, number 24, bingo number 25 that's us! We take our boxes and go, so excited to try our sandwiches we don't even wait to get home(1.2 km away), we open the boxes in the car and chow down. Wow, I took my first bite and couldn't believe that it was bland, which was very surprising to me considering I never add salt to my food, that being said I walked on the edge and tried something new. So i handed my spouse his half and waited impatiently for his response. The answer was not good, he turned to me and said "really? wow, that's very disappointing". I had to agree, the sandwich was small, greasy and bland. Now on to the chips, they say "because you'll love our chips that much" you'll want to buy a box, good thing we didn't . We honestly thought we would get fries, as in fish and chips, our bad, we got chips, literally chips, like Lays. So why charge $5.00 for Lays ripple chips? I can walk to Loblaws and pay $2.00 for a whole bag, and sprinkle thyme and rosemary on those. All that being said I will not return to the construction site unless there is major renovation.

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              1. re: heresmyreview

                If those chips were as great as fresh chips could be, you wouldn't even be thinking about Lay's. Very unfortunate sounding but IMO no surprise because any person/people who choose to name a grilled cheese place "Under Construction" .... honestly doesn't have a clue.

                1. re: justsayn

                  To be fair, I think it is called "The Construction Site" which is equally as bad or worse...

                  But, looks like their website is indeed "under construction" because I can't access it this morning!

                  Thanks for the reviews everyone, I am not in the area often but I will be avoiding it unless things change.

                  1. re: ylsf

                    LOL - yea you're right...and I agree equally bad - but it was really just a typo. I happened to walk by last night and it smelled great from the outside. There were two people eating in. I'm with you though..I will wait until they are past the learning curve.