Thursday, May 10, 2007
I had lunch today at the 2-day-old Meltdown etc. in good ol’ downtown Culver City. Shortly after they opened for lunch today, they quickly had a steady line out the door. Their main attraction are grilled sandwiches (including breakfast and dessert sandwiches), along with some side dishes like soup, salad and potato chips. I had the Market Melt ($8.75), with herb goat cheese, fontina cheese, grilled vegetables, caramelized onions and walnut pesto on ciabatta bread.
My friend ordered their “classic 3 cheese” with cheddar, muenster and fontina, and he opted for one of the 3 add-ons, applewood smoked bacon ($6.75 + $2.00).
Both sandwiches were enjoyable, and certainly made for a great affordable, easy lunch. They carry a variety of bottled teas, juices, water, and even bottled Coke from Mexico (made with sugar rather than corn syrup). My only criticism is that my sandwich was just lightly grilled, and the vegetables inside were on the cool side. I really enjoy grilled sandwiches very dark and crisp, perhaps I can make a request next time. They sell bags of Dirty brand potato chips, which are pretty good, and similar in style to Kettle Chips. Although, it would be really fabulous if they made their own chips, or even just offered a nice side of fries or onion rings, which would have rounded out the meal perfectly.
9739 Culver Blvd
Culver City, Ca 90232