April is bound to bring a few more chilly days to the Front Range, leaving the inevitable craving for comfort food -- and what's more comforting that a hot, melty grilled cheese? Here are our four local faves.
Rackhouse Pub: The menu lists it as Perfect Grilled Cheese, which couldn't be a more appropriate name. The Parmesan-crusted bread is laden with brie, cheddar, Swiss and tomato. Throw in an extra dollar to add on bacon or ham.
208 S. Kalamath St.; 720-570-7824
Hutch and Spoon: This North Larimer breakfast and lunchtime cafe, offering a place to unplug and unwind, also offers a sweetened take on the traditional sandwich with peach -- or other seasonal -- chutney atop melted cheese and sourdough. The menu changes often, so call ahead to verify it's being served at the time of your visit.
3090 Larimer St.; 303-296-2317
Rooster & Moon: Staying true to its name, this simple yet flavorful meal consists of melted smoked gouda, cheddar, Swiss and mozzarella, served hot on a sourdough bun.
955 Bannock St., Suite 100; 303-993-2622
Vine Street Pub & Brewery: You may be stopping in for the beer, but if you're looking for a tasty base layer, the grilled cheese is the way to go. Choose from four cheeses -- Monterey Jack, cheddar, Swiss or pepper jack -- which is then paired with either avocado or hummus. Top that with red leaf lettuce, tomatoes, green peppers, carrots, onions and cucumbers, all stuffed between two slices of gourmet bread, and you have a Dagwood-style grilled cheese sandwich before you.
1700 Vine St.; 303-388-2337