New Orleans’ The Big Cheezy Puts a New Spin on the Classic Grilled Cheese
New Orleans’ The Big Cheezy came to life when owners Josh Fogarty and Adam York noticed that the city lacked a restaurant devoted to one particular comfort food: the grilled cheese sandwich. In March 2015, Fogarty and York’s dreams became a reality when The Big Cheezy opened the doors of its first location on Broad Street in Mid-City. Today, the duo run three locations throughout the New Orleans area dedicated to the beloved, childhood classic.
The restaurant uses gourmet cheeses and artesian breads to create what seems like a menu of endless possibilities. Patrons have the option to choose from a wide array of signature sandwiches like the fan favorite, The Mac N’ Cheezy, which offers a grilled cheese sandwich stuffed with bacon mac and cheese. In addition, its Build It section of the menu allows visitors to get creative and create a cheesy masterpiece of their own.
Though The Big Cheezy’s menu is comprised almost entirely of cheese sandwiches, a selection of salads (with cheese, of course) is offered to customers looking for a healthier alternative. The menu also features tomato Basil soup in a cup, bowl or dipper – the perfect size for sandwich dipping!
Aside from the original Broad Street location, The Big Cheezy now serves late-night fare out of Dragon’s Den in the French Quarter and also boasts a new location on Williams Boulevard in Kenner.