Since the Davis Square cheese sandwich quest became a semi-regular feature back in May, I’ve been aware of Deli-icious but for whatever reason never checked out their cheese sandwich. Until this week.
Yelpsters seem generally bullish on the place, and Chowhound offers an interesting bit of navistalgia around the former occupant of the space and the price of sandwiches.
I ordered the grilled cheese with bacon and tomato on sourdough. About as traditional and comforting as you can get on a winters day. They asked if I wanted American cheese, I asked for cheddar.
So almost perfect and yet a miss.
The bread was good sourdough, buttered and griddled just right. The bacon was crispy and not overbearing. The tomato was good, maybe a bit too thickly sliced. But the cheese… the cheese was that bland deli loaf cheese that breaks my heart. How hard would it be for them to stock a sharp vermont cheddar?
I recommend this grilled cheese sandwich for anybody looking for a nostalgic comfort experience, but not for anybody who really loves cheese. The quest goes on.