As much as you might not be thinking of a specialty grilled cheese sandwich and a cup of soup right now, this fall you'll be glad when Melting Point opens its doors at 244 Allen Street. The relatively small operation is the culmination of ideas between two foodies, Mike Kifner and Matt Yuhnke, who are in the midst of coming up with a menu that will boast fourteen different grilled cheese sandwiches along with a weekly and a monthly special.
I asked Mike to give me an idea of what one of the sandwiches might be and he said that one that came to mind was... a ham-steak with Swiss served up on freshly made bread with homemade mustard seed spread and a house-pickled egg. "We're still sourcing our products," he told me. "We're looking for a local bakery and locally made non-alcoholic drinks. There will be no deep fryers, and we will be coming up with some vegetarian and vegan options (the two are experimenting with vegan cheese now). We'll be open for lunch and late night - we'll have a bar for seating along the window where customers can look onto Allen Street, and a couple of tables inside."