All hail the king! We regularly had live music—everything from jazz to solo piano to country rock—at my first restaurant, The Foundry on Melrose. But I like to think it was our Halloween performance that was the crowning jewel. Every October 31, I’d don a white onesie with a cape, team up with a rock-and-roll quartet, and belt out six of my favorite Elvis songs. In homage, I felt I had to take the time to turn Elvis Presley’s favorite sandwich—peanut butter, banana, and bacon—into a grilled cheese. Here are two of America’s great ambassadors combined into many delicious bites!
— Eric Greenspan
Reprinted with permission from Great Grilled Cheese: Grown-Up Recipes for a Childhood Classic by Eric Greenspan, copyright © 2018. Published by Ten Speed Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House. Photography credit: Colin Price © 2018