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Tens of Thousands Show up for LA’s First Street Food Festival – LAist (blog)

02/15/2010 1:46 PM


Tens of Thousands Show up for LA's First Street Food Festival
LAist (blog)
His event, the Grilled Cheese Invitational, last year experienced not just a similar outpouring of festival goers, but the anger over the lines. ...

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Eric Greenspan Plates Up Grilled Cheese Restaurant – Metroblogging.com (blog)

02/01/2010 11:46 AM


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Eric Greenspan Plates Up Grilled Cheese Restaurant
Metroblogging.com (blog)
We met because he wanted to compete in the Grilled Cheese Invitational, and after we got him in touch with the right people he went on to sweep the awards ...

American Grilled Cheese Kitchen Hopes for March Opening – SF Weekly (blog)

01/26/2010 4:20 PM


American Grilled Cheese Kitchen Hopes for March Opening
SF Weekly (blog)
And while Gibson has essentially zero restaurant experience, she has scored multiple successes at the annual Grilled Cheese Invitational ― including in the ...

Iron Chef Competitor to Open Grilled Cheese Restaurant on Melrose – LAist (blog)

12/15/2009 10:47 AM


LAist (blog)

Iron Chef Competitor to Open Grilled Cheese Restaurant on Melrose
LAist (blog)
... (just reminisce on the craziness surrounding last year's Grilled Cheese Invitational--oh yes, Greenspan won that--and the Grilled Cheese Truck). ...

Greenspan finds location for his Greenspan’s Grilled Cheese – Los Angeles Times (blog)

12/14/2009 1:12 PM


Greenspan finds location for his Greenspan's Grilled Cheese
Los Angeles Times (blog)
Greenspan's signature sandwich that won the Grilled Cheese Invitational, now named the Champ (short rib with Taleggio and apricot caper puree) will be ...

Blogging moms wooed by food firms – Los Angeles Times

11/14/2009 9:10 PM


Los Angeles Times

Blogging moms wooed by food firms
Los Angeles Times
Kraft Foods curried favor with mommy bloggers by bringing some to Los Angeles for the Grilled Cheese Invitational, in an effort to get online parents hungry ...

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Photos: The Grilled Cheese Truck Makes its Debut! – LAist (blog)

10/28/2009 11:51 AM


Photos: The Grilled Cheese Truck Makes its Debut!
LAist (blog)
Chef Dave Danhi (Water Grill, Roxbury Supper Club, Habana, Georgia) was at the Grilled Cheese Invitational earlier this year when he realized how crazy ...

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Calallen mom’s blog is cheese success – Corpus Christi Caller Times

10/19/2009 12:31 PM


Calallen mom's blog is cheese success
Corpus Christi Caller Times
Kraft invited her in April to Los Angeles for the National Grilled Cheese Invitational and then to their national headquarters in Chicago. ...

Grilled Cheese Truck hosts ‘pre-melt’ at Farmer’s Kitchen in Hollywood – Los Angeles Times

10/12/2009 11:18 AM


Grilled Cheese Truck hosts 'pre-melt' at Farmer's Kitchen in Hollywood
Los Angeles Times
In attendance: chef Roy Choi from Kogi; Tim Walker, the mayor of the Grilled Cheese Invitational; cookbook author and tasting tour guide Robert Danhi (who ...

Grilled Cheese Truck to roll out in early October in Los Angeles – Los Angeles Times

09/10/2009 11:24 AM


Grilled Cheese Truck to roll out in early October in Los Angeles
Los Angeles Times
Danhi entered his creation in the Grilled Cheese Invitational. It didn't win, but he couldn't fail to notice the throngs of grilled cheese junkies. ...

Cooking Events: The Foundry, Chef Dav… – Metroblogging.com

07/30/2009 4:04 PM


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Cooking Events: The Foundry, Chef David, Chicks With Knives
Metroblogging.com
The Foundry on Melrose with the Culinary Stage: World-class chef and all-around great guy (and Grilled Cheese Invitational Champion! ...

American classic has twist – LaSalle News Tribune

05/27/2009 10:18 AM


American classic has twist
LaSalle News Tribune, IL
New York City's Artisanal Bistro offered a new sandwich every day featuring a cheese from a different country (or a different animal), and the Grilled Cheese Invitational in Los Angeles attracted more than 240 competitors and 5000 fans to the world's ...

Bonnie Stern: More like thrilled cheese! How to take your … – National Post

05/16/2009 8:41 AM


Bonnie Stern: More like thrilled cheese! How to take your ...
National Post, Canada
... and Apples (Peter J. Thompson/National Post) By Bonnie Stern, National Post I love grilled cheese sandwiches, so it was a perfect fit when I was asked to participate in Tom Allen's First Annual Grilled Cheese Invitational on CBC's Radio2 Morning. ...

More like thrilled cheese – National Post

05/16/2009 12:06 AM


National Post

More like thrilled cheese
National Post, Canada
Ilove grilled cheese sandwiches, so it was a perfect fit when I was asked to participate in Tom Allen's First Annual Grilled Cheese Invitational on cbc's Radio2 Morning. Listeners were asked to submit their favourite recipes, and senior producer Joe ...

Grilled cheese sandwich holds sliced bread history – Sioux City Journal

05/06/2009 3:39 AM


Grilled cheese sandwich holds sliced bread history
Sioux City Journal, IA
Whatever the approach, the sandwich has so much potential for reinterpretation that it inspired the National Grilled Cheese Invitational held each year in Los Angeles. To show just how easy it is to gild the lily, Kraft whipped up Cheesy Apple Cinnamon ...

Q&A: Tim Walker | Evil Monito

05/05/2009 9:45 AM

With the Grilled Cheese Invitational raging around us, Evil Monito was able ask founder, Tim Walker, a few questions that were on our mind. In a red Shriner's hat and GCI t-shirt, Tim was not someone who'd scream ‘celebrity' - not till .....

Meet Nathaniel Fregoso: Lead Singer of The Blood Arm Talks About

04/30/2009 1:50 PM

LAist Keeping us up to date on the latest developments lead singer, Nathaniel Fregoso was kind enough to speak to us from the Grilled Cheese Invitational on ... See all stories on this topic

Meet Nathaniel Fregoso: Lead Singer of The Blood Arm Talks About … – LAist

04/30/2009 1:35 PM


LAist

Meet Nathaniel Fregoso: Lead Singer of The Blood Arm Talks About ...
LAist, CA
Keeping us up to date on the latest developments lead singer, Nathaniel Fregoso was kind enough to speak to us from the Grilled Cheese Invitational on Saturday. Here is some of what was said. What's the most memorable grilled cheese you've had so far? ...

What You're Doing Tonight: April 30th – NBC Los Angeles

04/30/2009 12:10 AM


What You're Doing Tonight: April 30th
NBC Los Angeles, CA
GORGONZOLA DOLCE DELIGHTS: It's still toasting our buns that the big Grilled Cheese Invitational has come and gone. But we can turn to Campanile, where Thursday night is Grilled Cheese Night. Either of the Croques -- Monsieur or Madame -- will fill us ...

The 1st 7th Annual Grilled Cheese Invitational – Winners! :: The

04/29/2009 6:55 PM

You are all winners in the eyes of the Grilled Cheese Invitational. In the end, only a few could get trophies, with the top winners receiving a free professional grade skillet from the awesome people at Kraft Singles, California State ... The Grilled...

Grilled Cheese Invitational 09′ Wrap-up | Make and Takes

04/29/2009 12:15 PM

I was surrounded by glorious cheese at the Grilled Cheese Invitational last weekend. With over 250 contestants, 5000 tasters/judges, and 18000 grilled cheese samples grilled by Kraft Singles, it was truly cheese Heaven. ... Make and Takes - http://ww...

Red Love Film Brings Joy to the World – RedOrbit

04/28/2009 3:28 PM


Red Love Film Brings Joy to the World
RedOrbit, TX
Also online will be a cookbook with long-loved family recipes gathered from family, friends, cast and crew of the film Joy, and now Palien's Lament - the 2009 Los Angeles Grilled Cheese Invitational 1st Prize winner contributed by fellow producer ...

Bread, Butter, Cheese, Victory!

04/28/2009 12:48 PM

classy - cheese . jpg This was the First Seventh Annual Grilled Cheese Invitational (yes, you read that right.) Started by Tim Walker in his kitchen many years ago, ...

Bread, Butter, Cheese, Victory! – LAist

04/28/2009 12:43 PM


LAist

Bread, Butter, Cheese, Victory!
LAist, CA
This was the First Seventh Annual Grilled Cheese Invitational (yes, you read that right.) Started by Tim Walker in his kitchen many years ago, the Invitational has ballooned to a 1700 person event, with sponsors, a beer and wine garden and no small ...

Tri-State Native Achieves Grilled Cheese Greatness – WLWT

04/28/2009 4:38 AM


Tri-State Native Achieves Grilled Cheese Greatness
WLWT, OH
Middletown native Michael Bradley Combs is the winner of the Seventh Annual Grilled Cheese Invitational. About 250 amateur and professional chefs competed side-by-side in Los Angeles on Saturday for the title of best grilled cheese sandwich. ...

Middletown Native Wins Grilled Cheese Crown

04/27/2009 10:13 PM

M . Brad Combs grilling up a winning combination in Los Angeles , California . Middletown native Michael Bradley Combs has officially achieved grilled cheese greatness! Combs is the winner of the Grilled Cheese Invitational, ...

Middletown Native Wins Grilled Cheese Crown – Cincinnati.com

04/27/2009 10:03 PM


Cincinnati.com

Middletown Native Wins Grilled Cheese Crown
Cincinnati.com, OH
Combs is the winner of the Grilled Cheese Invitational, a national “grill off” held in Los Angeles, California. The Grilled Cheese Invitational, or “GCI” promotes itself as the “best thing to happen to sliced cheese since, well- sliced bread! ...

New Grilled Cheese Champion Crowned – First Coast News

04/27/2009 5:58 PM


New Grilled Cheese Champion Crowned
First Coast News, FL
On Saturday contestants showed their stuff at the 7th annual Grilled Cheese Invitational in Los Angeles. Thousands of cheese lovers turned out for the cook-off, a quest to find the best grilled cheese sandwich. About 250 competitors not only cut the ...

1st 7th Annual Grilled Cheese Invitational – LA.com

04/27/2009 2:02 PM


LAist

1st 7th Annual Grilled Cheese Invitational
LA.com, CA
BY RACHEL KANE The 1st 7th Annual Grilled Cheese Invitational -- a yearly competition that pits cheese grilling teams against each other for untold riches of glory -- took place this weekend at the "cornfield" downtown. On Saturday afternoon, a line of ...
Video: Grilled cheese mom WLUK
Ooey, Gooey & a Little Naughty: Annual Grilled Cheese Invitational LAist
If You Missed the Grilled Cheese Fun, Don't Brie Sad NBC Los Angeles
Cincinnati.com - First Coast News
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Ooey, Gooey & a Little Naughty: Annual Grilled Cheese Invitational – LAist

04/27/2009 1:38 PM


Ooey, Gooey & a Little Naughty: Annual Grilled Cheese Invitational
LAist, CA
(Photo by Michael Ngim for LAist) The Grilled Cheese Invitational is the crowing jewel event in Los Angeles during National Grilled Cheese Month. A massive crowd of hot-cheese between grilled bread enthusiasts descended upon Los Angeles State Historic ...

If You Missed the Grilled Cheese Fun, Don't Brie Sad – NBC Los Angeles

04/27/2009 11:22 AM


If You Missed the Grilled Cheese Fun, Don't Brie Sad
NBC Los Angeles, CA
Because you very well know we weren't able to make the Grilled Cheese Invitational, something we'll be regretting until the next Grilled Cheese Invitational. And grilled cheese? You know it to be one of our favoritetest foods ever. ...

The GCI on KROQ: Kevin and Bean :: The Grilled Cheese Invitational

04/24/2009 11:12 PM

Grilled Cheese Invitational founder Tim Walker and five-time Grilled Cheese Champions Hot Knives were guests of Kevin and Bean on 106.7 FM, KROQ, Friday morning, April 24th. Kevin, Bean and Lisa love their sammiches! ... The Grilled Cheese Invitation...

How Many Grilled Cheeses Will You Eat This Weekend? – LAist

04/24/2009 11:57 AM


LAist

How Many Grilled Cheeses Will You Eat This Weekend?
LAist, CA
Entry price is a whopping five dollar bill. All the info you need is over at the 7th Annual Grilled Cheese Invitational's website. And hey, if you miss it, don't forget, there's still about a week left of National Grilled Cheese Month.

Grilled Cheese Invitational To Take Place April 25 – CBS 2

04/24/2009 11:31 AM


LAist

Grilled Cheese Invitational To Take Place April 25
CBS 2, CA
Read more in our Privacy Policy The Grilled Cheese Invitational is taking place in downtown Los Angeles this weekend. AP It was your favorite snack as a kid, and now that you're all grown up, you can watch chefs make updated versions of the classic ...
Grilled cheese mania, ignoring Canadian restos, the LCBO's bottom ... Toronto Life
How Many Grilled Cheeses Will You Eat This Weekend? LAist
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Grilled cheese mania, ignoring Canadian restos, the LCBO's bottom … – Toronto Life

04/24/2009 8:47 AM


LAist

Grilled cheese mania, ignoring Canadian restos, the LCBO's bottom ...
Toronto Life, Canada
The kiddie comfort food takes centre stage at this weekend's Grilled Cheese Invitational in LA and at Toronto's own Good Food Festival, which kicks off today with a celebrity grilled cheese competition. [LA Times] • Reach for the Skyy: Statistics ...
How Many Grilled Cheeses Will You Eat This Weekend? LAist
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Creativity oozes at L.A.'s Grilled Cheese Invitational – Los Angeles Times

04/22/2009 8:45 PM


Los Angeles Times

Creativity oozes at L.A.'s Grilled Cheese Invitational
Los Angeles Times, CA
That's the appeal of the Grilled Cheese Invitational: It allows amateur cooks to unleash their inner "Iron Chef." Held during National Grilled Cheese Month, this weekend's annual cook-off is expected to draw nearly 300 sandwich makers and 1700 sandwich ...

It ain't easy being grilled cheesy – St. Joseph News-Press

04/21/2009 10:11 PM


It ain't easy being grilled cheesy
St. Joseph News-Press, MO
In Los Angeles, the seventh annual Grilled Cheese Invitational will take place this Saturday The event started in 2003 as a bet between Tim Walker and his friends. They were debating who made the best grilled cheese sandwich and decided to turn it into ...

Variety spices up classic grilled cheese sandwich – The Flint Journal – MLive.com

04/21/2009 5:19 AM


The Flint Journal - MLive.com

Variety spices up classic grilled cheese sandwich
The Flint Journal - MLive.com, MI
2009: A record-breaking 5000 people are expected to "get cheesy" at the Seventh Annual National Grilled Cheese Invitational, the world's only grilled cheese cooking competition, held in Los Angeles, Calif. Bunk, said such cheese advocates as the ...
The 7th Annual National Grilled Cheese Invitational LA Weekly
A cornfield blossoms into a field of grilled cheese Los Angeles Times Blogs
Getty Images/StockFood RR NBC Los Angeles
The News Journal
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Getty Images/StockFood RR – NBC Los Angeles

04/20/2009 11:23 AM


Getty Images/StockFood RR
NBC Los Angeles, CA
The 1st 7th Annual Grilled Cheese Invitational will be held in downtown Los Angeles this year, organizers said Monday. The cheese-lovers' Mecca will be held at Los Angeles State Historic Park (map) on Saturday, April 25. The Grilled Cheese Invitational ...

Coffee Shop Disappears, Sake for a Good Cause, Casa Celebrates and … – LA Downtown News Online

04/17/2009 6:51 PM


Coffee Shop Disappears, Sake for a Good Cause, Casa Celebrates and ...
LA Downtown News Online, CA
So Cheesy: If you love cheese, love to talk about cheese and love to grill the cheese into a grilled cheese sandwich, then the 1st 7th Annual Grilled Cheese Invitational is your chance to shine. It'sa grilled cheese competition reserved for the top ...

Kurt's ramblings: National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Month!!!

04/17/2009 2:42 PM

And I’m proud to see that The 1st 7th Annual Grilled Cheese Invitational is coming to LA on April 25th. May the best grilled cheese sammich win! May I suggest the official theme song for the event and all future events in perpetuity be ... Kurt&#39...

A Trio of Grilled Cheese Contests – Washington Post Blogs

04/16/2009 4:41 AM


A Trio of Grilled Cheese Contests
Washington Post Blogs, DC
For those who have Top Chef aspirations, you may want to consider the Grilled Cheese Invitational in Los Angeles, which sounds like a blast. The showdown of 300 grilled cheese freaks gets underway April 25; you've got until April 23 to enter your ...

"LA Weekend" April 24-25 Celebrates 30 Years of the LA Weekly – Metroblogging.com

04/15/2009 11:44 AM


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"LA Weekend" April 24-25 Celebrates 30 Years of the LA Weekly
Metroblogging.com, IL
Not quite sure how the Meat Lovers' Panel will fare, scheduled as it is opposite the Grilled Cheese Invitational, necessitating a painful choice for fans of high-calorie repasts. Kevin Scanlon & his LA Weekly Portraits; guest DJs Henry Rollins & Keith ...

Good, gooey & glorious: Grilled cheese sandwich provides comfort … – Schenectady Gazette

04/15/2009 12:07 AM


Good, gooey & glorious: Grilled cheese sandwich provides comfort ...
Schenectady Gazette, NY
Tim Walker, who founded the annual “Grilled Cheese Invitational” in 2003, demonstrates just how many different variations of grilled cheese there can be. Chefs from around the country and home cooks from California gather in the Los Angeles area to see ...
A Trio of Grilled Cheese Contests Washington Post Blogs
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Grilled Cheese Invitational: Grilling Tips, and Registration Is Open! – Metroblogging.com

04/14/2009 12:53 AM


Metroblogging.com

Grilled Cheese Invitational: Grilling Tips, and Registration Is Open!
Metroblogging.com, IL - Lucinda Michele
By Lucinda Michele Many enter. Few leave. Well, ok, everyone leaves but not everyone wins. I've compiled a few tips for those interested in entering this bracing competition. I've seen enough of these wild cheesy orgies to know what works & what ...

Classic Eats #5: Save The Date – Metroblogging.com

04/13/2009 12:39 PM


Metroblogging.com

Classic Eats #5: Save The Date
Metroblogging.com, IL
I'm even more down for a repeat of Phillipes and Traxx. 3. I'm down for the Grilled Cheese Invitational. 4. I'm down for Tomatomania on the 1st in Arcadia. 5. ‘Being down', I'm told by teenagers, means that I have a high level of commitment and enthusiasm.

National Grilled Cheese Month giveaway – Sun-Sentinel.com

04/09/2009 4:37 AM


National Grilled Cheese Month giveaway
Sun-Sentinel.com, FL
For the second year in a row, Kraft is also sponsoring the national Grilled Cheese Invitational April 25 in Los Angeles. Professional and amateur chefs will prepare their most inventive grilled cheese sandwiches before an audience of 5000 attendees.

Kraft's Orange Slices Get Singled Out – YumSugar.com

04/08/2009 6:05 AM


Kraft's Orange Slices Get Singled Out
YumSugar.com, CA
Kraft is also backing the Seventh Annual Grilled Cheese Invitational. Organizers of the world's largest grilled cheese competition, which takes place in Los Angeles later this month, expect to turn out 5000 grilled cheese sandwiches. ...

Kraft Singles Brings Smiles to Grilled Cheese Lovers in … – PR Newswire (press release)

04/08/2009 4:06 AM


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Kraft Singles Brings Smiles to Grilled Cheese Lovers in ...
PR Newswire (press release), NY
April is National Grilled Cheese Month and to celebrate, KRAFT Singles is bringing smiles to grilled cheese lovers through entertainment and free food, culminating at the Seventh Annual Grilled Cheese Invitational (GCI), the world's largest grilled ...
Kraft Pays Homage to Grilled Cheese AdAge.com (subscription)
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Kraft Pays Homage to Grilled Cheese

04/06/2009 3:01 PM

In addition to the site, iheartgrilledcheese.com, Kraft is also sponsoring the so-called First Seventh Annual Grilled Cheese Invitational, also known as the ...

Kraft Pays Homage to Grilled Cheese – AdAge.com (subscription)

04/06/2009 2:57 PM


AdAge.com (subscription)

Kraft Pays Homage to Grilled Cheese
AdAge.com (subscription)
In addition to the site, iheartgrilledcheese.com, Kraft is also sponsoring the so-called First Seventh Annual Grilled Cheese Invitational, also known as the world's largest grilled-cheese-cooking competition. "It's really just our intention to provide ...

Frugal Nosh: LA Times’ Daily Dish: Pistachio Recall, Grilled

04/01/2009 5:51 PM

Daily Dish reports that this means some specials at West LA's Clementine's restaurant, and also the Los Angeles Grilled Cheese Invitational on April 25. See the full blog post for more details. 3. For Ice Cream, Think Outside the Box: ... Fru...

OMG Lets BBQ » Blog Archive » A Triple-Stack of Grilled Cheese

04/01/2009 5:51 PM

a cake made of grilled cheese sandwiches being served at 2008 1st 6th Grilled Cheese Invitational (photo courtesy of kevissimo ) April may be the dreaded tax month, and that's probably more the reason it's also Grilled Cheese month: ... OMG L...

We're Not Fooling: April Is National Grilled Cheese Month – LAist

04/01/2009 11:47 AM


LAist

We're Not Fooling: April Is National Grilled Cheese Month
LAist, CA
All of this cheesiness culminates in the Annual Grilled Cheese Invitational, which happens on April 25th; register to enter starting tomorrow, and the location will be announced on the 20th. One Grilled Cheese mecca that won't be celebrating this month ...

Let's get gooey: April is Grilled Cheese Month! – Los Angeles Times Blogs

03/31/2009 5:28 PM


Let's get gooey: April is Grilled Cheese Month!
Los Angeles Times Blogs, CA
[More specifics on the sandwiches and info about the Grilled Cheese Invitational after the jump.] If you want to try making your own grilled cheese masterpiece -- How hard can it be? It's just cheese, bread and heat… right? -- the Los Angeles Grilled ...

Private office location in SOMA – SF Weekly Blogs

03/23/2009 12:57 PM


Private office location in SOMA
SF Weekly Blogs, CA
Inspired by last year's creative cooking competition and exhibition called CupcakeCamp and in solidarity with the growing popularity of events (see the recent Grilled Cheese Invitational), the first BaconCamp took place over the weekend. ...

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The Grilled Cheese Invitational (GCI) is the largest, craziest, and most exciting Grilled Cheese cooking contest in the country and is the best thing to happen to sliced cheese since sliced bread! The GCI promotes an almost scary pursuit of perfection in a Grilled Cheese Sammich and allows for amateur and professional chefs to compete side-by-side in the hopes of becoming a true Grilled Cheese Champion.

The event was created by Tim Walker in 2003, in an artist loft in Downtown Los Angeles as a competition between friends and since then, has grown into a national movement dedicated to perfecting the art of grilled cheese, with thousands of cheese fiends and regional competitions across the country.