Win Two Tickets to The Big Cheesy!

You don’t even know what it is I bet, but I also bet you want to go. Because who wouldn’t want to go to an event called THE BIG CHEESY?! It’s big. It’s cheesy. That’s all you need to know.

For all of you nitpickers who need more information, The Big Cheesy is a grilled cheese competition (cue excitement) on March 23rd and 24th. Brought to you by Openhouse Gallery, The Big Cheesy will feature some of NYC’s best sandwich slingers, including returning champion Melt Shop, as well as Milk Truck, Murray’s Cheese, Lucy’s Whey, Sons of Essex, and Tom Colicchio’s ‘wichcraft. And what goes great with cheese? Anything. Beer. Sixpoint tallboys will be on hand to provide some brew to wash down the gooey, cheesy, crunchy, messy…oh my god I’m turning myself on…you get the idea.

Tickets to the Big Cheesy are $25 each for a one-hour time slot (between 12 pm – 7 pm); patrons get one hour to sample each sandwich, then vote for their favorite. Sounds like BIG CHEESY FUN to me! Get your tickets here.

$25 isn’t a bad price, but if you want to try and snag your tickets for free, enter my giveaway! Here’s the deal:

– “Like” The Skinny Pig on Facebook

– Leave a comment below with your “Dream Grilled Cheese” combination. Mine is sharp cheddar, bacon (obviously), caramelized onions, and horseradish aioli. Ohhhhh man. Your turn…

– The winner will be chosen at random, then announced on Tuesday, 5/19 before 5 PM EST, so hurry and enter for your chance to win!  NOM. See below for my “almost” dream grilled cheese from Melt Shop. I Instagrammed it. 

AND if you want to follow me on Instagram too that wouldn’t hurt your chances of winning…just saying… DaraP411



  1. Kate Kudish

    texas toast … with cheddar, gryuere, and goat … PLUS bacon and a fried egg !

  2. sharp cheddar, flame grilled tomato crispy bacon a touch of dijon mustard, and must be cooked in the bacon fat leftover from cooking the bacon.

  3. goat cheese, bacon, rosemary, arugula.

  4. Kevin o'Brien

    Cheddar, mozzarella, grilled tomato and bacon topped off with mayo on sourdough bread.

  5. Sourdough, thick cut bacon, sharp cheddar, tomato, avocado (added post grilling), whole grain mustard, napkin.

  6. Talia Fromm

    Sharp cheddar, extra crispy bacon, arugula, and tomatoes (on the side – no sogginess is happening in my ‘wich) on sourdough…sometimes on some good Jewish rye.

  7. Fresh buffalo Mozzarella, roasted red pepper, pesto , on Thick buttery garlic bread

  8. asiago, muenster, parmesan and butternut squash.

  9. Rye bread, brie cheese, yellow, dried cranberries

  10. Aged Gouda, caramelized onions, rye bread

  11. gruyere, smoked mozzerella, bresaola, pesto, kalamata olives, roasted fennel, sundried tomato aioli, grilled artichokes, spritz of fresh lemon, a dappling of balsamic glaze, on a crusty rosemary bread, sauteed in plenty of olive oil, sprinkled with shredded parmesan on the outside for a slight cheesy crust finish (can’t have enough cheese in a perfect grilled cheese, right?)

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