The Big CheeseLincoln Square | Website
At this grilled-cheese-focused spot, a $6.95 classic grilled cheese and a cup of tomato soup are billed as being "for the 99 percenters." Buttery, thick-cut Texas toast comes stuffed with gooey cheddar and American cheeses, crispy bacon and a thin slice of tomato--basic but entirely satisfying. Beyond the classic, there are a half-dozen other options, all of which (of course) include melted cheese, but also ingredients such as grilled chicken, Polish sausage, chorizo and jalapenos, and shiitake mushrooms with truffle oil. Julius Meinl coffee will pair perfectly with breakfast sandwiches joining the menu soon, but for now, a soda is the way to go.