100 days in cleveland

i'm trying to draw a picture of something i like about cleveland every day for 100 days.

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Day 50/100
Melt Bar and Grilled
I can’t believe I’ve finally hit no.50. Melt (or “The Melt”) is probably one of the most iconic Cleveland restaurants I can think of. When the 100 Greatest Cult Restaurants in America list  came out I was proud to see that Melt was our Cleveland representative  among a lot of really amazing restaurants (yay, Melt!) If you can imagine eating a mutated grilled cheese sandwich on crack, this is where you would find it. To be more specific, here are some examples of what comes in the sandwiches:-peanut butter and cream cheese on texas toast, dipped in jam-ham, turkey, swiss and american on texas toast, fried all over and dipped in jam-2 pierogies, onions, sauerkraut, and cheddar cheese on texas toastMy absolute favorite is the Thanksgiving special: imagine turkey, stuffing, butternut squash and mashed potatoes all within two pieces of texas toast, with cranberry sauce for dipping. However, I usually get The Kindergarten (just cheese and bread) because I don’t want to die early of heart failure. The one I’ve drawn is the Christmas in July special. Yup, that’s mac and cheese inside that sandwich.Have I talked up this restaurant enough? Oh, I know what I’ve missed: the great selection of beer on tap. This is where I had my first Southern Tier’s Pumpkin Ale (so spicy and delicious) and Pyramid Apricot Ale. There are also lots of heavier, hoppier drinks for all you manly drinkers out there. I can’t introduce the Melt and not give a word of warning about the wait: you have to be prepared for a 2 hour wait if you try to eat anywhere close to a normal meal time. I don’t even try to go on weekends.

Day 50/100

Melt Bar and Grilled

I can’t believe I’ve finally hit no.50. Melt (or “The Melt”) is probably one of the most iconic Cleveland restaurants I can think of. When the 100 Greatest Cult Restaurants in America list came out I was proud to see that Melt was our Cleveland representative among a lot of really amazing restaurants (yay, Melt!) If you can imagine eating a mutated grilled cheese sandwich on crack, this is where you would find it. To be more specific, here are some examples of what comes in the sandwiches:
-peanut butter and cream cheese on texas toast, dipped in jam
-ham, turkey, swiss and american on texas toast, fried all over and dipped in jam
-2 pierogies, onions, sauerkraut, and cheddar cheese on texas toast
My absolute favorite is the Thanksgiving special: imagine turkey, stuffing, butternut squash and mashed potatoes all within two pieces of texas toast, with cranberry sauce for dipping. However, I usually get The Kindergarten (just cheese and bread) because I don’t want to die early of heart failure. The one I’ve drawn is the Christmas in July special. Yup, that’s mac and cheese inside that sandwich.
Have I talked up this restaurant enough? Oh, I know what I’ve missed: the great selection of beer on tap. This is where I had my first Southern Tier’s Pumpkin Ale (so spicy and delicious) and Pyramid Apricot Ale. There are also lots of heavier, hoppier drinks for all you manly drinkers out there.
I can’t introduce the Melt and not give a word of warning about the wait: you have to be prepared for a 2 hour wait if you try to eat anywhere close to a normal meal time. I don’t even try to go on weekends.

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    Whenever I go home, this is a must. Why can’t Melt be in every city!?
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    the big popper is the obvious best vegetarian option. so good.
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    I LOVE MELT
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