Cheeze’s pop-up restaurant returns in Grand Junction |

Cheeze’s pop-up restaurant returns in Grand Junction

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WHAT: Cheeze’s pop-up restaurant

WHEN: One night — 5-7:30 p.m. Thurs., Feb. 27

WHERE: GJ’s Veterans of Foreign Wars building, 1404 Ute Ave.

COST: $5-$7 for grilled cheese sandwiches; soup for $4


With cheesy delight, Decadence Gourmet Cheesecakes founder and chef Lee Mathis announced his fourth one-night pop-up restaurant in as many months.

Cheeze’s is set for Thursday, Feb. 27, inside Grand Junction’s Veterans of Foreign Wars building at 1404 Ute Ave. The tasty affair will last from 5-7 p.m., or until the food is gone.

“People just seem to love a good — no, great — grilled cheese, with all of the flavor profiles of a great sandwich combined with the gooey-ness of melted cheese and crusty, grilled bread,” Mathis said. “And we think we can do that, with some twist!”

There are six types of flavorful sandwiches on Cheeze’s menu, including the Zazu (“habanero/jalapeno bacon, habanero cheddar cheese, sun-dried tomatoes and habanero pepper paste on whole grain bread”) and the Elvis (“smoked bacon, bananas, mascarpone cheese, and Nutella on white bread”). Attend the event to see the full menu.

“Prices for the grilled cheese sandwiches are from $5-$7, and all our sandwiches are served with a dipping soup, with the option of a small side of fries,” Mathis noted. “The soups will also be available for $4 a cup, with crackers.”

The first Cheeze’s was held at Palisade’s Peach Street Distillers in early December 2013. Mathis also held two nights of En Fuego, pop-up restaurants with heat (also at Peach Street last year and at the VFW building last month).

For more information about Decadence Gourmet Cheesecakes, visit

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