Melt (2 Comments)

A few months ago a new restaurant opened near home. We had not been able to make it there until recently (ok we had gone, but decided not to wait the hour for a table). The restaurant is called ‘Melt‘ and the entire menu is basically variations of grilled cheese (which include steak and cheese, burgers, etc). We had a 20 minute wait for a table and decided to spend the time at the bar. We were then handed the beer list. I was prepared to see the usual fauna of the area; bud, bud light, etc. And instead saw that this place had 12 taps– none were bud, miller, or even great lakes– all of them were exciting. In addition to the taps they had a fantastic selection of bottled beers. Infact, the beer selection alone warrants returning to the restaurant. Then there was the food– At first I have to admit I looked at the menu and thought ‘how can they charge $8 for a grilled cheese?’. Then the thing got to the table. It was monstrous and out of this world. Despite being full I felt like a masterpiece like this sandwich should not go to waste. I tried to fit it in, tried to walk around the restaurant hoping the food in my stomach would compact, and later gave up and offered the sandwich to other folks at the table. The sandwich was a steak and cheese with port onions. Instead of gouda, I had them put blue cheese onto the sandwich. The waitress dropped it off and said, ‘everyone in the kitchen wants to try that!’ Later she came back and said this would be a new menu item (I *knew* I had good taste!) Chris got a burger which is one of the few restaurant burgers I have ever had that actually tasted like it was grilled over charcoal. Combined with the beer, these created a foodgasm. Needless to say they place is now a favorite and likely will be added to the list of restaurants that we recommend to guests at HotelHarley.  

2 Responses to “Melt”

    1. Lea (sean's fiance) August 27th, 2007 at 12:26 pm

      Sean and I just hit Melt again on sunday…I have to recommend the fried peanut butter and banana with cream cheese–the fruit sauce makes it taste like a jelly donut!!

    1. cindy August 28th, 2007 at 3:00 pm

      that sounds really good!

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