Saturday, January 5, 2013

The Soup Kitchen

Romeo and Juliette, Penelope and Ulysses, chocolate and peanut butter and grilled cheese and tomato soup.  Just as certain couples belong to one another, certain foods do as well.  Today's perfect pairing is grilled cheese and tomato soup made by The Soup Kitchen.

 The Soup Kitchen is 2012 South 1100 East in Salt Lake City, in Sugar House.  It is a clean but well-worn building with uneven floors, and faded posters on the wall.  The tables and chairs are Spartan throwbacks to a simpler time.

There are several soups and sandwiches on the menu, including hamburgers.  The tomato soup and the grilled cheese is my favorite.  It is comfort food at its best, hot soup in which to dunk a toasted, cheesy, warm sammy.  The sandwich is nice and crunchy on the outside (unlike some wonder bread grilled cheese that are limp and saggy) and the cheese is molten and wonderful,

I can't end this post without mentioning the all you can eat breadsticks.  They have totes filled with three different kinds, plain, garlic and cheese.  When the grilled cheese sandwich is too much, just set it down, take a breath, and dunk a bread stick in your soup for a couple bites.

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