March 9, 2018
Kora the Explorer gives Everdine’s a go By Kora Montana, Online Co-Editor-In-Chief
If you’re a bread lover or a comfort food craver, Everdine’s Grilled Cheese Co. has got you covered. Located at 24 W Jefferson Avenue in downtown Naperville, you will find a delightful little dive certain to satisfy your need for carbs. When I first walked in, I immediately took notice to the dark wood floors and the colorful chalkboard menu. These were complemented by the grey and white painted walls and the dark green barstools. The old school rock music that was playing fit the laid back atmosphere accordingly. There was no pressure to show up in formal attire, and customers were able to sit back and enjoy their food. I also really liked the layout. There were two high-top bars, one by the window, where I sat, and one up against the cashier counter. Then there were tables set out
around the main floor of the restaurant. Over the rock music, I could hear the sizzling of the bread inside the
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and buttery Texas toast. I also realized it was one of the least nutritious items available. After they called my
Everdine’s Grilled Cheese Co. is open Tuesday through Sunday from 11a.m. to 8p.m.
toasters in the kitchen that was openly placed behind the cashier for customers to observe. I always appreciate when an open view of the kitchen is offered because it tells me they have noth-
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ing to hide in the preparation of their food. On the menu, they offered pretty much any type of grilled cheese you
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could think of, from soup and sandwich combos, to build your own and gluten-free options. I ordered the Eddie’s Mac ‘n Cheese which consisted of mac and cheese served between two slices of rich
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name and I proceeded to pick up my food from the bar, I was handed a basket with checkered paper placed under my sandwich. The idea had good intentions but the mac
and cheese had almost completely fallen out of the bread. After my first bite, I instantly savored in the creaminess and fluffiness of the mac and cheese, which paired well with the crunchiness of the toast. I was kindly attended to by the staff member who continuously checked up on me and asked about my meal. My sandwich cost $7.75, not including tax, which I’d say was reasonable considering the creativity of the idea. After finishing, I was overwhelmed by an uncomfortable sensation of fullness, and my mouth was left dry as a desert; I was relieved to see they offered complimentary cups of water. Everdine’s is a great place to dive into some delicious food for quick bite. My only complaint would be the huge draft that was let in anytime someone opened the door. It gets an 7.5/10 from me.
Published on Mar 9, 2018