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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Heywood A Grilled Cheese Shoppe-Closed

Heywood A Grilled Cheese Shoppe
3337 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026

I loved grilled cheese sandwiches as a kid but rarely eat it as an adult.  I just don't think it's worth the money restaurants charge for grilled cheese sandwiches.  Gourmet store to buy cheese and bread.  A pannini maker or just a hot pan, and you can make a grilled cheese for much less.

But, I've been by Heywood a few times and read good reviews.  But, last week I read they had lost their lease and will be closing at the end of June.  So, I figured give them a try.  While they are closing, the coffee shop/cafe that is taking over will serve some of the grilled cheese sandwiches from Heywood's menu.

Vintage, $9,-cheddar, butter, on multi-grain bread.  All grilled cheese comes with tomato soup and salad.

The Vintage was fine, good quality cheddar and nice oversized multi grain bread.  But, nothing great and not worth the $9 price tag.  Yes, it includes soup and salad but still not a good value.

Tomato soup and salad included with all grilled cheese sandwiches.  Salad was fresh, probably from a package. 

Tomato soup- served lukewarm.  Nice tangy flavor, but nothing special.

Service was OK.

Again, the grilled cheese sandwich was fine.  But, not worth the price.  But, the hipsters who have taken over Silver Lake, must love Heywood, because many people are coming by for a grilled cheese before they close.

The Supreme Plate

The Supreme Plate
9849 Foothill Blvd Ste K
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730

As many long time readers of The New Diner know, I use David Allen as a resource for my restaurant choices.  Back in December of 2014, he reviewed The Supreme Plate and I put it on my bucket list of places to try.  I finally made it out to Supreme Plate and wondering why it took so long!  What a great place!

A New Orleans style seafood restaurant, located in a mini mall that doesn't have a sign-other than on the window, that's Supreme Plate.  A small sized restaurant with 10 tables and counter service.

Shrimp o' Boy, $9.99!  This was amazing.  First of all, it was huge! The bread is shipped in from New Orleans-nice and pillow soft, perfectly toasted, with tomatoes, lettuce and pickles.  But, the fresh shrimp were the highlight!  Lightly breaded in cornmeal, fried perfectly, and plenty of them.  Must have had at least half a pound of shrimp on the sandwich.

Mac n Cheese, $4.50. A unique mac n cheese!  Lots of different spices than regular mac n cheese, but very tasty and creamy.  Maybe a bit overpriced for the portion size, but quality was spot on!

Hush puppies, $2.00.  Deep fried balls of cornmeal with some onions.  Very good but they could have been served hotter.

Service is friendly but slow.  The people working there are very nice.  But, service is slow, it took about 25 minutes for our order to arrive.  That would be fine if the food was served pipping hot.  But, the food was warm, not hot.

Next time I go to Supreme Plate, I'll just call in my order.  Very good food served by nice friendly people.