Chef Colleen Clawson takes Big Sky Cafe’s tagline of “revitalized American comforts – locally sourced and naturally raised” to heart when she prepares the Big Sky Grilled Cheese, an adult version of one of my favorite childhood comfort foods.

By using fresh, seasonal, local ingredients whenever possible and designing the sandwich to be nourishing as well as flavorful, chef Clawson and her kitchen staff breathe new life into a classic. Two slices of Breadsmith’s honey oat bread encase Prairie Breeze Cheddar, Claverach Farm sprouts, greenhouse-grown tomatoes sourced from Pete’s Produce and pesto made with Eat Here St. Louis’ arugula; because of seasonal availability of ingredients, your sandwich will likely differ from mine in execution but not in spirit. I recommend enjoying the sandwich alongside some Creamy Tomato Soup as its rich, slightly sweet flavor perfectly complements the sandwich’s salt-and-pepper notes.

Big Sky Cafe, 47 S. Old Orchard, Webster Groves, 314.962.5757 bigskycafe.net

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