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Great Moments in Melt History – “Just So Damn Cleveland”

Great Moments in Melt History – “Just So Damn Cleveland”

Ever notice Melt Bar and Grilled loves pierogis?

“I grew up in Parma,” says Melt owner and founder Matt Fish, “and many consider Parma to be the Polish capital of the United States! I grew up surrounded by Polish cuisine so my love for those flavors was instilled at a very young age.”

OK, now it makes sense.

“Growing up in Parma was the main influence for the Parmageddon,” says Fish. “My ode to Cleveland sandwich had to contain pierogi and it had to be called the Parmageddon! It was actually one of the first sandwiches I created for Melt before it even opened. Pierogis are so Cleveland that it just made sense. The Parmageddon was first introduced when we originally opened on September 22nd, 2006.”

The Parmageddon has been off the menu since April but it is back as one of this month’s sandwich specials. And it brought a friend!

“The Parmageddonator is a throwback to an Oktoberfest sandwich we have offered in years past,” says Fish. “Pierogi, kraut and kielbasa go together perfectly this time of year so we decided to put them all together and create the ultimate granddaddy Parmageddon grilled cheese sandwich!”

The Parmageddon was voted USA Today‘s “Best Ballpark Food,” won Ballpark Digest’s “Best Food Item,” and was the #3 most popular Melt sandwich in the 2016 Meltidential election.

“The sandwich is just so damn Cleveland and so unique,” explains Fish, “and people love the name and love that it contains pierogi. It is not every day you see an awesomely huge, often imitated but never duplicated, pierogi grilled cheese sandwich!”

Actually, you can see it every day, but only in October, November and December.