Paragon Holiday Grilled Cheese Pop-Up + The Return of Breakfast Sandwiches

December 07, 2022

The recently-opened Paragon at SOCO celebrates the season with a cozy, upscale dinner pop-up celebrating delicious takes on the Grilled Cheese Sandwich. These Holiday Grilled Cheese Dinners will take place 5-10 p.m. every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday through Friday, Dec. 23. 

“We wanted to take something that most everybody loves–the Grilled Cheese Sandwich–and put the Paragon spin on it, a few times over,” Executive Chef Dean Isom said. “ I’ve created two soups for the pop-up, too. Grilled cheese and soup when it’s cold out is the paragon of comforting food to me, and in many ways, that’s really what we’re all about.”

The pop-up menu features:

SANDWICHES (with gruyere, cheddar, and parmesan cheeses)

  • Bacon Grilled Cheese / smoked bacon, red wine demi-glace, tomato
  • Mushroom Grilled Cheese/spinach, cremini mushrooms, swiss cheese
  • Chorizo Grilled Cheese / chorizo, avocado, tomato
  • Crab Grilled Cheese/lump crab, avocado, tomato
  • Grilled Cheese/gruyere, cheddar, and parmesan


  • Tomato Bisque / toasted sourdough
  • Potato Leek Soup / toasted sourdough


  • Caesar Salad / marinated anchovies, reggianito, lemon croutons
  • Honey Gem Salad / pickled onions, herb goat cheese, red wine vinaigrette


  • Truffle Fries
  • Garlic Parmesan Tots
  • Small Tomato Bisque
  • Small Potato Leek Soup
  • Add a Side to Your Sandwich for $5


Pots De Crème / rich chocolate and coffee, raspberry whipped cream

Paragon is also bringing their fan-favorite breakfast sandwiches back to the menu starting Dec. 1. These sandwiches were originally on the menu when Paragon was a breakfast/brunch pop-up located inside of Shuck Oyster Bar, across the center at SOCO, inside of the OC Mix.

Sandwiches are available for dine-in, takeout and catering. The menu includes:

  • Lox Sandwich / goat cheese / alfalfa sprouts / tomato / dill aioli
  • Bacon Sandwich / over medium egg / american cheese / bacon jam
  • Egg & Cheese Sandwich / two over medium eggs / american cheese / habanero aioli
  • Chorizo Sandwich / over medium egg / pepper jack cheese / habanero aioli


10 a.m.-3 p.m. Restaurant | 3-5 p.m. Bar only

Saturday & Sunday

9 a.m.-3 p.m. Restaurant | 3-5 p.m. Bar Only | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Live Jazz

Holiday Grilled Cheese Dinner Pop-Up

5-10 p.m. every Thursday-Saturday, Dec. 1-23

Paragon is at 3321 Hyland, Ste. E in Costa Mesa. 657.247.0101

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