S’mores Donuts. Mac and Cheese Grilled Cheese. Loaded Tater Tots. Each one of these were like some sort of crazy mythical food item when I lived in the UK. All sounded wild, and very American. I remember way back in 2013 my now husband sent me a photo of a grilled cheese donut from Tom & Chee, and my mind was well and truly blown. So imagine the unbridled joy I experienced when we were invited to a sneak preview of the new Tom & Chee menu and location in Anderson last week?
Showcasing some of their newer menu items as well as their classics, Justin and I had the pleasure of sharing our experience with two winners and their families. I had ran a competition on Instagram for two families to join us at the VIP event, try the revamped menu, and try their luck at some Tom & Chee trivia.
We kicked off our night with some classics, notably the Mac and Cheese Grilled Cheese (amazing), the Westsider (also very amazing, the Applewood smoked bacon, fried egg and hot sauce make it a breakfast in bread!) and some salads. Stand out salad was the Green Goat Salad (Mixed greens, creamy goat cheese, hand-carved chicken breast, dried cranberries, toasted almonds, house-made croutons, balsamic vinaigrette dressing), which is perfect if you’re kicking off your new year with some healthy living choices.
Of course, we had to try their loaded tots. Justin thoroughly enjoyed their Hot Tots, and as a massive hot sauce fan, he gave their creamy spicy dressing two enthusiastic thumbs up. I fell hard for their Garlic Tots (see below) that we’re smothered and dripping with some garlic aioli that was packing a heavy punch. The tots, along with many of their menu items, are available as part of their Pick Two menu, where you can mix and match your dream menu. What to play it safe? Classic tomato soup and a grilled cheese is for you! Feeling brave? Try the loaded Flying Pig that is jam packed with dill pickles, turkey, bacon and smoked gouda, and pair it with some hella spicy Chicken Tortilla Soup.
Personal favourite was, of course, the S’mores Grilled Donut. As a self crowned Donut Queen, this was an incredibly euphoric milestone for me. A perfect blend of gooey and crunchy, this is the perfect sweet treat- grab one to go, or make it the second half of your Pick Two!
Thank you Heather and the Tom & Chee team for a great night out! Be sure to stop by the brand new Anderson location soon.
TOM & CHEE – ANDERSON
7578 Beechmont Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45255