It takes a lot of chutzpah to describe your sandwich as the "Best Grilled Cheese Ever," but chef Eli Kulp—who has won many accolades for his Philadelphia restaurants—may well have earned this self-proclaimed title. Today, Kulp and business partner Ellen Yin open High Street On Hudson, sister restaurant to Philly's High Street On Market, featuring an on-site bread-making program that services the restaurant's decadent breakfast and lunch sandwich program.

Kulp, who was paralyzed in the deadly Amtrak derailment earlier this year, has tapped a top-notch team to help execute the restaurant's vision, including Sullivan Street Bakery alum and James Beard finalist Alex Bois, who'll be turning out the breads and pastries. This includes the roasted potato bread for his "Best Grilled Cheese Ever" ($13) with cultured butter and Noble Cheddar, and the sage-black pepper biscuit that serves as a base for The Bodega ($12), a gourmet breakfast sandwich with malted breakfast sausage and aged cheddar.

It's all about breakfast and lunch for the time being, with dinner service launching in January. Pastries, breads, espresso drinks and a handful of other breakfast sandwiches and dishes are available beginning at 7 a.m. weekdays and 8 a.m. weekends. Lunch sandwiches plus hearty vegetable salads and sides can be procured until 3:30 daily.

637 Hudson Street, 917-388-3944; website

HSoH Breakfast

HSoH lunch