CAN a grilled cheese change your life? That was the question I desperately needed an answer to today, and, as it turns out: it's a start. I'd been having quite a bad day; the kind of day where the very financial viability of your career path is called into serious question. I needed something, anything, to cheer me up. My trip into the city to photograph the Lorelei fountain was already scratched to take care of more pressing matters, so I remained in Summit and went in search of a sandwich and a place to lose myself in a book. Enter 'food,' Summit's chic, contemporary comfort restaurant.
The item on the menu that drew my attention was the fig and brie grilled cheese (I admit I was looking for a grilled cheese and canvassed all of Summit for the best-looking one). I'd had such a sandwich before, but it did not compare to this one. This was easily the best grilled cheese I've ever had, and one of the best sandwiches I've ever had. I don't consider myself a connoisseur of cheese; on the contrary, I tend to stick to hard cheeses that are somewhat safe, occasionally sweetening things up with some quince paste. It was that very delectable blend of sweet and savory that 'food' nailed with their creation, with the added bonus of buttery, perfectly-grilled bread. Add that to the delicious sweet-potato fries and half pickle, and I was on my way to feeling that maybe everything would be alright after all. (Comforting words from Mom always help too, I should acknowledge). But if you're truly in need of some comfort food, in a slick, friendly environment, then 'food' is for you.