WHAT: The Melt
WHERE: 6290 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
Text and Photos by Lizandro Melean / @Lizandro_Melean
The mouse was the cheese’s best friend… until today. Thanks to The Melt the human will be now the best friend of this milk derivative, which is the main ingredient in this sandwich franchise that it’s (hopefully) here to stay.
With several locations across the California, The Melt is using a clean and minimalist decoration where technology and organic collide to create an exquisite and unique flavor in one of the best cheese sandwiches that the West Coast has to offer. If you’re a sauce lover, forget about them! You certainly don’t want to ruin the flavor of a fine Brie cheese with ketchup or mayo, this is not about that.
All the ingredients are organic and the vegetables are cut in front of you. You don’t need to wait in line for your sandwich, that’s old school! The Melt has a huge state of the art board that tells you when your order is ready, so you can bite it like you mean it.
You can choose between The Mission (for the jalapeño lovers), The Italian Job (all about provolone, The Swiss and other specialties. I decided to get The Italian Job, some chips and a Spicy Black Bean Soup. The chef made each combo with detail and dedication so each soup completes the cheese you’re having in your sandwich.
The menu is not that big like in other fast food places, but The Melt is all about sobriety and simplicity and they nailed it with that neat concept. Although is not than cheap, it’s not super expensive neither.
If you’re walking around Sunset Blvd., or around any of their California locations, don’t forget to recharge your batteries eating one of the best-grilled cheese sandwiches in town. This is a step forward in the fast food industry: still fast, but with fresher and healthier ingredients. Bon Appetit!