The "Kama Sutra" of Grilled Cheese Comes to the City - NBC Bay Area

The "Kama Sutra" of Grilled Cheese Comes to the City

Annual grilled cheese comes to the Bay

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    Think you make the best grilled cheese sandwiches in the world? Then test your mettle against competitors from around the Bay Area at the Second Annual Northern California Regional Grilled Cheese Invitational on Saturday, Feb. 21.

    Last year's local winner in the (almost) anything goes "Kama Sutra" category was one M Bunny, who grilled a sandwich with "Oven-roasted crimini mushrooms, a blend of asiago and testuno de barolo cheeses, and home grown garlic chives on locally baked sourdough with organic butter, and lots of love!"

    The more traditional "Missionary Position" category is much more strict -- according to the competition rules, only regular bread, yellow cheese and unflavored butter, margarine or cooking oil are allowed.

    There's even an entry for dessert sandwiches called the "Honey Pot."

    The event began in Los Angeles in 2003, with last year's Bay Area regional held in Oakland. An Austin, Texas regional is planned for March.

    Anyone can participate as a judge just by showing up, with the location to be announced the week of the event. Competitors looking to wow the crowd with their creamy, melted concoctions must register by 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 18.

    Though with likely hundreds of grilled cheese sandwiches to sample, everyone should go home a winner.

    Jackson West suggests you bring a thermos of Campbell's tomato soup.