Great Moments in Melt History – “Up in Smoke.”
What do you think of when you hear the phrase, “up in smoke?” if you answered Cheech and Chong, you’re our kind of people! That’s because the Melt Bar and Grilled summer sandwich special, Up in Smoke, is named in honor of everyone’s favorite stoners.
But it didn’t start out that way.
“The sandwich was originally introduced in August 2017 as Smokey & The Riblet,” says Matt Fish, owner and founder of Melt Bar and Grilled. “We created it as a monthly feature for the movie Smokey & The Bandit in our Late Shift Film Series. The sandwich was a success but when we offered it again in 2018 the name didn’t make sense so we changed it to the Up in Smoke Melt since there are quite a few “smoky” components on the sandwich.”
One of the smoky components is Melt’s awesome boneless pork ribs. “We discovered the boneless pork ribs while designing the sandwich in 2017,” says Fish. “We loved them on the Smokey & The Riblet sandwich and so did our guests so we decided to add them to the Korean War Pig, too.”
What’s the perfect beverage to pair with the Up in Smoke Melt? “The flavors are quite intense and large,” explains Fish, “so a lighter beer or cocktail would be a wise choice to cut through all the big sandwich flavors. Since it is a BBQ sandwich, a light lager, lemonade or sweet tea would be an ideal pairing.”
An ideal movie pairing for the Up in Smoke Melt is any stoner film. “Detroit Rock City is a classic along with Dazed and Confused,” says Fish. But my all-time favorite stoner flick is still Fast Times at Ridgemont High.”
So next time you’re in the mood for some tasty waves and a cool buzz, check out the Up in Smoke Melt, ‘cause you just gotta keep livin’ man, L-I-V-I-N.