|In what is a breakthrough for this blog, I actually took a good photo for once. Here is the exterior of Tom+Chee.|
|The menu at Tom+Chee.|
When I opened up the Flying Pig, I noticed that the cheese was not completely melted -- a mortal sin if you're a grilled cheese restaurant. It honestly looked like they just laid down one piece of gouda cheese and wasted it by nuking it in the microwave for not long enough. More cheese and more time in the microwave or on the grill would have made so much more of a difference. The pickles and smoked turkey were standard in terms of deli fare. Having been cooked, it was hard to gauge how fresh they were, but I felt like the pickles didn't blend in well with the rest of the Flying Pig. Throwing in something slightly sour set the rest of the either slightly sweet or very sweet off a bit, and I felt like that took away from the overall quality of the sandwich. As bacon is God's gift to mankind, I have no complaints. It wasn't turkey bacon or any other healthy bacon alternative concocted by Satan himself, so I was content. Finally, the most unique part of the dish (and the one that I'll remember well after I finish writing this) was the glazed donut. It was a standard Krispy Kreme glazed donut sliced in half and grilled (as an unrelated side note, if you are looking for Krispy Kreme on YouTube, DO NOT play the rap song by risque female rapper Riskay). Some of the glaze seemed to have melted off, so by the time I held it in my hands it was nothing more than a messy standard donut with the sugar glazing falling off of the sandwich. While it is an interesting concept that is sure to be an attraction for years to come, I personally did not enjoy it as much as I would have hoped.
|My Flying Pig sandwich, complete with the glazed donuts as the bread.|
|A food challenge. Yawn.|
1 Levee Way
Newport, KY 41071
Grade: B (if you include the soup) or C+ (if I am just grading the sandwich)