Your guide to eating grilled cheese in Atlanta (and making your own at home)

Celebrate National Cheese Day with a delicious grilled cheese sandwich. (Michael Tercha/Chicago Tribune/TNS)

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Celebrate National Cheese Day with a delicious grilled cheese sandwich. (Michael Tercha/Chicago Tribune/TNS)

April 12 is National Grilled Cheese Day (check out the Atlanta Grilled Cheese Festival this weekend), but we think the sandwich, perfect in its simplicity, should be celebrated all 365 days of the year. There are plenty of ways to enjoy grilled cheese, either out at a metro Atlanta restaurant or made, by you, at home.

Where to find grilled cheese in metro Atlanta

•Hungry? Check out these metro Atlanta restaurants serving up grilled cheese sandwiches, often with a twist.

•You've had the rest, now try some of the best: Here are four metro Atlanta spots changing the grilled cheese game.

Best grilled cheese recipes

•Don't confine yourself to a slice of American between two slices of white bread. Anything's fair game. Try these recipes for Croque Madame; Spinach, Avocado and Dukkah; and Potato Waffles with Pastrami and Sauerkraut. 

•Want to up your grilled cheese game at home? Check out these tips for crispier, faster, better grilled cheese sandwiches.

•It sounds a little weird, but hear us out: You need grilled cheese birthday cake in your life. Here's how to make it.

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