Melt Bar & Grilled (Columbus, OH)


~ Mighty Macaroni ~

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Presentation: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

If there is someone out there who can look at sandwich without their mouth watering, please contact me so we can have a little chat – you might be a robot. Just look at the dusting of parm across the top!

I must say, I am also a big fan of the yellow Fiestaware plate aesthetic – it’s quite cohesive with the mac and cheese, don’t you think?

Flavor: ⭐️⭐️

The most powerful flavor was a mostly a fried taste. The pasta is essentially made into a giant patty and deep fried into a giant mac & cheese bite to keep it from falling apart on the plate; it’s overkill. I am sure it is not hard for you to imagine that a mac-and-cheese-grilled-cheese on Texas toast is no light meal – add deep fried breading to the mix and you have a stomach ache.

Creaminess: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I think that creaminess is an interesting category with macaroni grilled cheeses specifically; there’s a science to keeping the mac creamy without serving a sloppy mess – Melt nailed that balance! You can see from the photo that the mac is incredibly creamy, but is still thick enough to stay on the bread (even without the breading, I’d bet).

Cheesiness: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

It’s safe to say that there is no shortage of cheese in this dish. Let me spell it out: you’ve got the cheese from the macaroni, cheddar plus a cheese of your choosing in the grilled cheese, AND parmesan sprinkled across the top. Damn, lactose-intolerants, ye be warned.

Texture: ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Between the crispy Texas toast and the creamy mac, the texture was not bad at all, but isn’t anything to write home about.

Overall Experience: 

Melt is a pretty eclectic restaurant that makes for a fun lunch or dinner. I will leave you with this advice: if you’re heading to Melt, go on an empty stomach – you’ll thank me later.

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