The Hot Brown at Gorilla Bob’s Grub Shack is only the tip of the iceberg
The Hot Brown will celebrate its 96th birthday in 2022. Let’s begin by rewinding to 2016 for a Hot Brown primer by Food & Dining Magazine’s Ron Mikulak. How to celebrate the Hot Brown’s 90th birthday At the time of Ron’s post six years ago, the Brown Hotel was celebrating the Hot Brown with an immersive $90.00 “gourmet upgrade,” although the sandwich’s origins during the dark days of Prohibition were far more utilitarian. Back in 1926, the Brown hosted dinner dances that went on into the early hours. Chef Schmidt saw the revelers were tired of late-night ham and eggs, so he riffed on the tradition of Welsh rarebit (melted cheese on toast) by adding a few good ol’ American ingredients, and voila! Since then, says the press release, the Brown Hotel itself has served more than 1.7 million Hot Browns. Gorilla Bob’s Grub Shack (8503 Terry Road in Pleasure Ridge Park), which recently...Read more