True story: No bad days start with cheesy grits, greens, and bacon!
In medium saucepan, cook garlic in oil over medium, stirring often, until fragrant, 1 minute. Add 4 cups water. Bring to a boil. Whisk in grits. Reduce heat to medium-low. Cook, whisking often, until tender, about 15 minutes. Stir in cheese; season. In large skillet, cook bacon over medium until crisp, about 4 minutes per side. Transfer to plate. Discard all but 2 tbsp. fat from skillet. Add kale. Cook, tossing often, until tender, about 2 minutes. Stir in vinegar; season. Top grits with kale, bacon, and chile.