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Say Cheese!

Today is one of our favorite holidays. It’s not a religious one–or even a historical one for that matter. It’s oh-so-much better. National Grilled Cheese Day!

We’ve selected a few of the best sandwiches in town that our fellow cheese nuts will be sure to gobble up:

Try any of the $6 mixed small-batch cheese varieties at Beecher’s Handmade Cheese in the Flatiron District.

The truffled grill cheese with goat gouda, fontina and a salad of mushrooms, arugula and taro root ($14) at Rye House in Chelsea is to die for.

Uptown, Harlem Public serves up a mean loaded grilled cheese topped with bacon, guacamole, and Doritos (Doritos!) on sourdough bread. ($12)

Beauty & Essex in the East Village mixes it up with grilled cheese, smoked bacon and tomato soup dumplings. ($17)

And for the love of everything holy and cave-aged do not miss the fried chicken grilled cheese at one of Melt Shop’s four locations. Pepper jack, red cabbage slaw, special sauce and, yes, fried chicken on sourdough bread. ($8.96)

Enjoy this special holiday, everyone!

Image via Kara/Flickr