Grilled Cheese Invitational: Melting Cheese and Hearts April 25

Cheese + Victory. Yum.

Cheese + Victory. Yum.

The Los Angeles “1st 7th Annual Grilled Cheese Invitational” (which is not an invitational at all) takes place April 25th at a secret downtown location.

“The 1st 7th Annual Grilled Cheese Invitational is the greatest combination of cheese, fire and bravery the world has seen since the film Superman IV” says Tim Walker, the event’s founder and organizer.  “This year we will have more cheese in one location than ever before in human history.  More cheese means a brighter tomorrow!”

This year’s competition is new and improved in that there will be alcoholic beverages available. I don’t know who they were kidding. Everyone knows that cheese needs beer.

Also, they’re limiting the number of judges this year. Hopefully this will avoid the refugee-camp-like conditions of last year, which saw eye-gouging and grandma-shoving all for a tiny scrap of “sammich” which may or may not suck. You gotta get there early to judge—there’s no pre-sign-up and only the first 1700 will be accepted.

This Could Be You

This Could Be You

Anyone with $10 can enter (See? Totally not invitational.) and you have until April 23 to do it. One sammich per chef (line cook?)  is allowed in each of three categories: Missionary Position, Kama Sutra, and Honey Pot.

If you’re too lazy to get out of bed and drag your ass downtown by 1pm on a Saturday, you can still go to watch the action. Admission is $5 for all non-competitors—judges and shiftless layabouts alike—and Kraft Singles will be there with free traditional grilled cheese sammiches just like Mom used to make, with white bread and processed cheese product. Mmmm, gooey delicious cheese product.

Wanna see what you’re in for? Check out the Flickr photo set from the 1st 6th Annual Grilled Cheese Invitational.