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Best Grilled Cheese in the U.S.

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24 Diner, Austin

One of Food & Wine's nominees for People's Best New Chef, Andrew Curren applies fine-dining skills gleaned from top kitchens like Barbuto to the 24-hour diner staples here. His grilled cheese comes on sourdough with cheddar, Fontina and roasted tomato. Dairy devotees finish with pair it with an amazing roasted banana–and–brown sugar milk shake.

Photo © Vanessa Escobedo Barba

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