Today Kish and I decided to check out Grandview Mercantile in the Short North and have some brunch beforehand. We parked near the store and decided to stroll down High Street until we saw a restaurant that piqued our interest. When we passed by Melt, we had to stop to check it out.
Kish loves grilled cheese sandwiches, and that — along with beer — is basically what Melt has to offer. But saying they serve grilled cheese sandwiches is like saying Jack Nicholson is a decent actor. It doesn’t really capture the entirety of the body of work, or the creativity and talent behind the performances. Melt offers every imaginable form and combination of grilled cheese that a rational person could imagine — and a few others, besides.
So, I was intrigued to see what Melt’s brunch would be like. I ordered the green eggs and ham offering from the brunch menu, which included ham, cheese, an egg over easy, and Green Goddess dressing, all served in the form of a grilled cheese sandwich. It was tasty, and also titanic — so frigging huge that I could only eat half of it, and I was pretty hungry. When our friendly waitress came by to ask if we wanted dessert, we laughed out loud at the ludicrousness of that notion. She smiled and admitted that she typically sells only about one dessert a month because the entrees are so massive. They have good coffee, too, by the way.
Melt is a pretty good option for brunch, but for God’s sake be sure to bring your appetite.