Melt featured on Travel Channel’s ‘Food Paradise’ special on March 6
CLEVELAND, OHIO – Melt Bar & Grilled, a Cleveland-area favorite for gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches, will be featured on the Travel Channel’s “Food Paradise” series of specials, airing at 10 p.m. Wednesday, March 6.
“Food Paradise” is an occasional Travel Channel feature that looks into the biggest, best and all-around most spectacular items of note in a particular food category. The March 6 episode is titled “Cheese” and will pay homage to “The Melt Challenge,” a monster grilled cheese featuring 13 different cheeses, three slices of grilled bread and a pile of hand-cut fries and slaw. Over five pounds of food! Those who take the challenge and emerge victorious are inducted into the Melt Challenge Hall of Fame. Other episodes have focused on hamburgers, hot dogs, steak, breakfast, diners, sausage, pizza, ribs and cookies, among other food favorites.
The upcoming “Food Paradise” episode isn’t the first time the Travel Channel has delved into the Melt Challenge. In 2010, “Man v. Food” host Adam Richman conquered the challenge himself—in just 45 minutes.
According to program notes, the episode will feature a “triple-decker grilled cheese sandwich in Cleveland; lobster-stuffed mac and cheese in New York; (and) a fiery cheese spectacular in Chicago.” “Food Paradise: Cheese” will air again at 1 a.m. March 7.
Melt has been recognized by a plethora of grilled cheese lovers, including Zagat’s 2013 America’s Top Restaurants Survey, the USA TODAY/Zagat list of America’s Best Sandwich Shops; Cleveland Magazine, which honored Melt with nine Silver Spoon Awards in 2012; The Cleveland Scene, which dubbed Melt the “Best Restaurant” and “Best Sandwich” in 2012; PETA, who praised Melt’s “Kindergarten” grilled cheese sandwich as a top vegan choice; “ESPN The Magazine,” which named Melt one of the top 10 best sports bars in the country; and “Field and Stream” Magazine, which featured Melt’s Lake Erie Monster walleye sandwich in a full-page spread. Melt was also named the “Best Sandwich Shop” in the 2011 Fox 8 Cleveland Hot List, and has a slew of other awards and honors from both local and national publications.
Melt’s web site at www.meltbarandgrilled.com is a place for everything Melt, from rave reviews to the story behind the popular restaurant chain to an online store for dedicated Melt aficionados. The Melt site is a central hub for all four Melt locations: in Lakewood at 14718 Detroit Avenue; in Cleveland Heights at 13436 Cedar Road; in Independence at 6700 Rockside Road; and in Mentor at 7289 Mentor Avenue.
Melt Bar & Grilled is a local favorite in the Cleveland region, but has also garnered national attention from The Food Network’s Diner’s, Drive-ins and Dives and The Best Thing I Ever Ate, USA Today, ESPN The Magazine, The Boston Globe, FOX News and The Travel Channel’s Man vs. Food. Accolades for the ground-breaking menu items include Best Restaurant kudos from Cleveland Metromix, Scene Magazine and the Akron Beacon Journal, as well as Cleveland Magazine’s Best Sandwich for the past four years and Esquire’s One of the Best Sandwiches in America list.