Openings and Closings

Yo'Cheese opens at Streets at SouthGlenn

Over the last few months, Ernie Brooks has been building out a small hut at Streets at SouthGlenn, preparing to open Yo'Cheese, a walk-up shop that would turn out gourmet grilled cheese and tomato soup.

Besides a menu of six to eight sandwiches, "we're making the soup fresh daily using quality ingredients," Brooks told us when he announced his plans. "And we'll have some other stuff that we experiment with on a weekly basis."

Brooks was shooting for February 1 as an opening date, and he wasn't far off: His first sandwiches started coming off the griddle on Saturday, before the snow from last week's storm had even been cleared away.

Yo'Cheese debuted with a board full of items like the "Preston," a four-cheese grilled cheese with bacon, and the "Grace," which adds diced tomatoes to the mix. And those promised experiments will be announced via Yo'Cheese's Facebook and Twitter pages as they're dreamed up.

The place is open daily from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Laura Shunk was Westword's restaurant critic from 2010 to 2012; she's also been food editor at the Village Voice and a dining columnist in Beijing. Her toughest assignment had her drinking ten martinis and eating ten Caesar salads over the course of 48 hours. She still drinks martinis, but remains lukewarm on Caesar salads.
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