Are you the type that goes out to dinner with friends and gets jeered for ordering a plain old grilled cheese sandwich? Well, shake things up and invite your friends out to Paddy Jack's, the latest eatery to open on Central Ave. (formerly home to Big Buddha's Cast Iron Grill). The restaurant blends a highbrow concept with traditional American comfort food in the atmosphere of an Irish sports pub. (All the workers wear kilts!) Usually delegated to the kids' menu, Paddy Jack's takes grilled cheese up a couple notches with 25 gourmet variations. Some sandwich concoctions are as simple as the addition of caramelized onion and mushrooms, while others seem to be the brainchild of midnight munchie mad scientists. The "Loco Jack" comes with three types of cheese, smoked turkey and crushed Doritos, and the "Loaded Baked Potato" has all the accouterments of a baked potato on it. The two bars also offer a wide selection of beers from around the globe.
6725 W. Central Ave., Sylvania. 419-725-9048. www.facebook.com/PaddyJacksOhio—JG