You guys… I had SUPER high expectations for Meltz… and my expectations were exceeded! We were greeted by everyone in the kitchen as soon as we entered the front door. If they know it’s your first time the cashier will give you a FULL rundown of the menu, favorite sandwiches, soups, chip & dip samples and friendly conversation! He introduced me to the owner who was SO nice and passionate about what he does. He was in the kitchen working hard like all of his employees. If you are in the area or even not… drive to Meltz and show them some LOVE. They have something on their menu for everyone and some bomb chips- full of flavor. I can’t wait to try some more of their concoctions including their mac & cheese soup!
We had a hard time deciding but we knew we wanted one of their “uncommon” grilled cheese sandwiches. I got the “Briqueso” with white cheddar, brie mousse, roasted artichokes, sweet red peppers, caramelized onions, garlicky spinach, grilled zucchini, and sundried tomato paste. It was not lacking flavor.. ill tell you that much. It was fully loaded with artichokes and zucchini, which I loved. They definitely don’t skimp on their ingredients.
Dan got their “Rooben Evolooshun” with swiss, pastrami, house-made “kraut”, pickled red onions, creamy cracked mustard and caraway “thousand island”. I really like how they put so much thought and effort into each sandwich. You can tell that these are tried and true creations and people go crazy for them. We got there right when they opened and it was a pretty packed house.
After our amazing experience today, I’m a Meltz fan for life!
Meltz Extreme Grilled Cheese (1735 W Kathleen Ave, Coeur d’Alene, ID //208. 664.1717)