Gorgonzola cheese and ginger fig preserves are wonderfully gooey partners in this blue cheese grilled cheese ($8). The very sticky preserves take on a structural function, too: Compare the spillage from a typical frita Cubana, whose traditional topping is very similar. It takes a "magically" moist patty to hold these potato crisps in place; ginger fig preserves do likewise, and taste great.
Earl's Beer & Cheese
1259 Park Ave. (97th-98th Sts.), Manhattan