Launched by Jonathan Kaplan of Flip camera fame, The Melt brings a certain high-tech appeal to its fast-casual restaurants. (AP File Photo/Eric Risberg)
Launched by Jonathan Kaplan of Flip camera fame, The Melt brings a certain high-tech appeal to its fast-casual restaurants. (AP File Photo/Eric Risberg) (Eric Risberg)

Grilled cheese definitely is having its moment. Last week, we reviewed a terrible new grilled cheese cookbook -- and told you what to reach for instead. Now, we're offering up three grilled cheese-centric eateries in the Bay Area where you can get your molten, toasty fix:

American Grilled Cheese Kitchen: This pair of San Francisco restaurants, in the South Park and Mission districts, serves every conceivable riff on the classic, from a three-cheese Mousetrap (havarti, jack and Tillamook sharp cheddar) to jalapeño-spiked, mushroom-laced and ham-strewn versions. Details: http://theamericansf.com.

The Melt: Launched by Jonathan Kaplan of Flip camera fame, The Melt brings a certain high-tech appeal to its fast-casual restaurants. You order online and use the QR code on your smartphone to pick up your classic grilled cheddar -- or an Italian Job (fontina and provolone on garlic bread with a side of Italian sausage-pepper soup). Find The Melt in San Francisco, Berkeley, Burlingame, Palo Alto and Redwood City; https://themelt.com.

Grilled Cheese Bandits: This food truck is tough to miss, what with all the sunset-hued cheese flames streaking across the glossy black chassis. The truck traffics in outlaw-inspired sandwiches, such as Jesse James (grilled Black Forest ham and sharp cheddar with truffle oil) and the Sundance Kid (Gruyere, mild cheddar and a sunny-side-up egg). Find them in San Jose, Palo Alto, Milpitas and Mountain View -- and online at www.grilledcheesebandits.com.