Plato wrote that food is nothing more than fuel for the body, but even he would agree that what’s served at Sage Rage Melt Bar is the Platonic ideal of a grilled cheese sandwich. Sheer perfection. If you think that grilled cheese is nothing more than messy comfort food anyone can fry up on a skillet, you haven’t been to this newly-opened Brookside eatery. It’s operated by Catherine deCamp, owner of Tulsa’s Sage Culinary Studio, and noted chef and cheese maven Amanda Simcoe. Design your own sandwich from a long list of options, or pick one of the signature sandwiches. The “Wench” features gouda, gruyere, mozzarella, bacon, onion, fresh rosemary and rosemary aioli on artisan sourdough bread. The mozzarella is made each day in house, and so is the aioli. Don’t forget to order deCamp’s tomato soup. Imported Roma tomatoes, fire-roasted tomatoes, onions, basil and heavy cream are blended into a bisque bursting with flavor.

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