Some people like to exaggerate the type and amount of food we Midwesterners eat. We don't douse everything in oil or slather it in frosting. Once in a while, we'll even eat a veggie or two.
But my order at Michael's Goody Boy Diner in the Short North a few weeks ago played into every bad stereotype anyone has ever had about Midwestern food: a five-cheese triple-decker grilled cheese sandwich.
Not only did it have five cheeses --American, Swiss, provolone, pepper jack, and feta -- it was also topped with ham, bacon, cole slaw and (to make it healthy, I guess?) a grilled tomato.
Truth be told, it wasn't that good. Perhaps one, maybe two cheeses are all that should be included on a sandwich. But tasty or not, it sure did make me feel like I was in Ohio again.