Restaurant famous for its crazy grilled cheese creations to take on Mac & Cheese

Eggplant Parma Mac & Cheese at MELT Bar & Grilled. Contributed photo
Eggplant Parma Mac & Cheese at MELT Bar & Grilled. Contributed photo

MELT Bar & Grilled will offer special ‘Maniacal Mac & Cheese’ menu

MELT Bar & Grilled is embracing Mac & Cheese in a very big way with some new menu additions.

The Cleveland-based restaurant chain that operates a location at the Mall at Fairfield Commons in Beavercreek will unveil what it calls a “Maniacal Macaroni & Cheese” menu in October that will allow diners to build their own, and then customize their dish.

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Here’s how it works:

Diners will first choose the sauce they want on their mac & cheese, from among options such as classic cheddar, garlic cream, spicy buffalo or paprikash. They will then choose their bread crumb, from among crunchy Panko, Romano cheese or crumpled tortilla.

Then things get really interesting.

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There wiil be 14 options, including Eggplant Parma Mac (breaded eggplant, fresh basil, tomato garlic cream sauce and mozzarella); Broccoli Chicken Alfredo Mac (chicken, roasted broccoli, garlic cream sauce, Romano); Spinach Pie Mac (sautéed Spinach, artichoke hearts, sautéed onions and sundried tomatoes and Romano and feta cheeses).

Other options will include Chicken & Gravy Pot Pie Mac, Ragin’ Cajun Mac and Smoky Pork BBQ Mac.

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MELT opened its first and only Dayton-area location in June 2017 next to Fusian at the Mall at Fairfield Commons. It is a 5,000-square-foot space that seats more than 150 inside and another 45 on a patio.

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Melt specializes in specialty grilled-cheese sandwiches with many added ingredients — the founder calls it “cool comfort food” — as well as craft beers, specialty cocktails, and an eclectic atmosphere.