TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - A Terre Haute pizzeria is delivering a little class and sophistication to the Wabash Valley. It was here, at Reiser's Corner Pizzeria and Gourmet Grilled Cheese Sandwiches that the crew kicked off another segment of Fork in the Road.
Father and daughter combo Christi and Doug Dayhuff have been open here at 826 West Johnson Drive since February.
They believe adding grilled cheese to their menu sets them apart from your typically pizza place.
"What makes us so unique is that our sandwich toppings which include many different cheeses like hawarty and gouda and pepper jack can all be used on our pizza and visa versa the pizza toppings can be put on the sandwiches," said Doug Dayhuff.
The gourmet grilled cheese menu was Doug's brainchild; he's named some of the favorites in honor of past and present local schools. But he's had a lifetime of practice perfecting them.
"I have been making grilled cheese all my life so to be cooking on a real Panini grill on a stage like this, it helps pay the bills but it's also something we love to do," he said.
As for a customer favorite, Doug says it's probably the red streak, but they also take special requests.
"They can order any sandwich they want, I mean we have had people order the grilled cheese sandwich with pizza sauce put on it even," Christi Dayhuff said. "My favorite sandwich is a sandwich I made up my self which is pepperoni, munster and mushroom on sourdough. It kind of taste like pizza but yet it's a grilled cheese at the same time."
From the signature grilled cheese to the customers own creations, one thing has been steady, the feedback.
"We've had several people say that it's the best sandwich they have ever had," Doug said. "And when I have a 55-year-old guy who you know has tattoos and you can tell he has lived a full life says it's the best sandwich he's ever had it about knocks me down. It makes me happy, that's why we are here."
The compliments make this cook smile, and he's hoping his grilled cheese creations return the favor.
"There's one part of a day that we can all agree upon, that we can get away from the rest of the world, and that is when we set down to eat. So we just want to make people happy when they eat," Doug said.
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