In America, we worship at the altar of the grilled cheese, but this marriage of melted cheese and toasty bread is a worldwide phenomenon. At Dacha Diner (Capitol Hill, 1416 E Olive Way; 206.708.6855), an Eastern European eatery open since late December, co-owner Tom Siegel (also of The Independent Pizzeria) channels his Eastern European Jewish grandparents in the Adjarian khachapuri ($15, including side salad). To enjoy this boat-shaped Georgian version of bread-meets-cheese, just swirl the golden egg yolk and pat of butter into the pool of warm, funky Bulgarian feta before digging in.
A Beloved Georgian Dish Steps Foot in Seattle
This boat-shaped Georgian dish is the ultimate synthesis of bread and cheese
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