Support Local Journalism. Join Riverfront Times Press Club.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Pesto Grilled Cheese Sandwich at Eckert's Country Restaurant

Posted By on Mon, Jul 18, 2011 at 9:00 AM

  • Robin Wheeler

Headed to Belleville to pick peaches at Eckert's? Go hungry, because their restaurant's serving what might be the best summer sandwich.

Since their expansion last summer, Eckert's Country Restaurant (951 South Green Mount Road, Belleville; 618-233-0513) has been split into two restaurants: Eckert's Family Style Restaurant, a family-style restaurant with country classics, and the Orchard Cafe and Grill, which serves more contemporary cuisine. The summer seasonal menu features a grilled cheese with pesto and vegetables, and it's the perfect hot-day lunch.

The sandwich starts with two slabs of fresh sourdough bread, butter and grilled with slices of mozzarella and provolone, thin strips of zucchini, red onion, tomato and a dollop of bright pesto.

While the cheese gives the sandwich a heartiness, the vegetables and pesto lighten the load with crisp earthiness. It's a great balance for days when it's too hot to eat, but you must. And since you must, it might as well be something tasty.

Tags: ,

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Riverfront Times Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Riverfront Times Club for as little as $5 a month.

More by Robin Wheeler

Read the Digital Print Issue

December 8, 2021

View more issues


Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Best Things to Do In St. Louis

© 2021 Riverfront Times

Website powered by Foundation