Thursday, March 24, 2011

What's New: The Garden Combo

Well, it certainly doesn't seem like it with the nice little coating of snow most of us now have, but according to my calender, it is Spring!  And Spring is a great time of year in the Hall household because it means two things: First, it's time for sweet tea, and second and most importantly, it's time to wear short pants!  That has always been Bill's philosophy on Spring and has slowly rubbed off on me over the years.  Sweet tea and short pants.  Really, it's story all of its own dating back many moons to his childhood....

But, I digress.  Like I was saying, It's Spring!  Which gives us our newest combo of the week, The Garden.  This one brings the essence of this beautiful season into a sandwich with a Grilled Garden Vegetable Salsa (Grilled Zucchini, Asparagus, Onions, Tomatoes), Fresh Baby Arugula, and a Creamy Ranch Drizzle.  We recommend it with just about any of our meats or vegetarian options since it really pairs up well with everything.  One taste and you will feel like you're taking a bite out of your grandmother's garden... well... maybe not since that might make you a deer... but you get my point.

Here we have it topping our sweet maple cured ham on our whole wheat multigrain short roll.

I think you're gonna like this one, so be sure come in and give it a try!

Eat well!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Westchester Weekends: Chocolations

First, I have to tell you a secret.  About me.  It's not pretty, but it's true.  It's about my addiction... chocolate.  I don't just like chocolate, I love chocolate.  But really, love doesn't adequately describe my feelings for chocolate.  I love chocolate so much that I truly can not remember a single day in my life where I have gone without eating it.  Yea... I told you it wasn't pretty.

Phew!  That was tough.  But, now that that's out there, you can only imagine how I felt when I heard of a store in Westchester called "Chocolations"... instant googly eyes, weak knees, uncontrolled drooling... again, not pretty, but true.  I heard about Chocolations through the Twitter grapevine a while back, and after one look at pictures of their delicious treats frequently posted on their Facebook page, I knew it was my kind of place!

I had been dying to get down there for quite some time, and this weekend I finally made it.   Man was I happy I did!  As soon as I walked in the door, it smelt like I would imagine Heaven being like.  Chocolate Heaven.

Their shelves were stocked with everything from white chocolate to milk chocolate to dark chocolate, covering any delicious thing you could think of.  From marshmallows to pretzels to popcorn, you name it, they had it!  Coated in chocolate, no less.  I picked out a few handmade chocolate covered oreos for around $1 each.
Just as I expected.... they were amazing.  The shelves were also full of seasonal items galore, from St. Patty's day to Easter to Baseball, there was a chocolate treat to match!
As I made my way to the back of the store, it only got better because that is where they had the candy by the pound.  I probably would have bought at least 10lbs if I didn't think Bill would be a little concerned upon my return.  Fortunately (or unfortunately for me), logic set in and I decided a 1/4 pound would be enough.
Good thing I listened logic too, because my jeans wouldn't have had much chance of fitting today if I hadn't.  These were gone no more than 30 seconds after we opened the box.  If you look closely, you might even be able to see Bill trying to sneak one away ;)

Whether it is for a special occasion, a holiday, a gift, or even a no-reason delicious treat on any day of the week, Chocolations is definitely the place to go!  Check them out!  Just like me, you'll be happy you did. 

607 East Boston Post Road
Mamaroneck, NY 10543

Eat well!

In The Press: White Plains Patch

Hello Monday Morning!  Nothing like a lovely snow coating to ring in Spring, right?!

We're bringing you a great Westchester Weekend post a lil' later today, but first we have to give a huge thank you to The White Plains Patch for featuring us last week in their article titled Local Lunch On a Budget.  I especially love this article because of the bad rap that eating "out" for lunch has garnered since the recession hit.  Sure, brown-bagging it could save you a few dollars if you do it right, but really, grocery shopping, especially for the good stuff, ain't cheap!  What fun is planning, preparing, cooking, and packing up your own lunch every single day when there are so many places that can make an incredibly delicious, fresh and healthy lunch for you at a super affordable price?

We are honored to be included as one of those places!

Oh, and did we mention we can deliver it right to your desk? :)

Check out the full article HERE.

Eat well!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

What's New: The Guinness

May the road rise to meet you
May the wind be always at your back
May you enjoy a Guinness on St. Patrick's Day

Today's the debut of our newest and greatest sandwich combination... The Guinness!  With Pan-fried Cabbage, Melted Onions, White Cheddar Cheese, and an INCREDIBLE Irish Guinness Gravy, this one is better than kissing the Blarney Stone while being held by a Leprechaun on a beautiful day in Ireland.   I swear on my Claddah ring :)

We recommend it with our Corned Beef, but it's rich deliciousness goes well with the Brisket, Aged Beef Top Round and the Slow Roasted Turkey Breast as well.

Check it out!

Guinness gravy bubbling away:

On our sourdough short roll piled up with our house-brined-and-roasted corned beef, ready to be melted down:

Finishing touch of Guinness gravy and this one's ready for some eatin'!

This combo probably won't hang around for long so come in and try it for St. Pat's!

Erin Go Brah & Eat well!

Sunday, March 13, 2011


He takes his fork and dives into the plate full of mashed potatoes.  Normally it would be french fries covered in melted cheese and gravy, but since it is Lent, and we both decided this year would be the year to give up fried food, mashed potatoes it is.  I take my fork and scoop off half his bite as it leaves the plate en route to his mouth.

"What!" I say as he looks at me, mouth open, desperately trying to disguise a smile, "You were taking the best bite!"

We both laugh at each other and he dives back into the plate; take two.  His bite doesn't look as good this time, so I let it be.  As we sit at our favorite booth in the corner, we talk.  I tell him about my 4 year old cousin's stories and he tells me about the newest slicer he wants to get for the shop.  I go on about the millionth crazy dream I had last night as he listens intently for the millionth time, soaking in every detail.  We talk about what we want to do next at Melt.  Where we want to go and how we want to get there.  What we can do this week, and where we want to be a year from now.  We bounce ideas off each other and throw in a joke or two keeping our lunch light hearted and full of love, just as a Sunday should be.  It's our day.

We stop in at the grocery store across the street.  As we weave through the aisles pushing our cart with one wheel that refuses to roll straight, I feel like a regular ol' couple for the first time in a long time.  The past few weeks have been crazy and insane, but full of amazing things for Melt.  Expanding our hours into the evening, toying with new menu items, growing our never ending list of made-from-scratch ingredients to almost 100%...  Sundays have came just as quickly as they have went, and Mondays have arrived pretty much without warning.

We stop for a milkshake on the way home.  Not because we're hungry, but because it's the perfect thing to do on a sunny afternoon.  And for the first time in a long time, it feels like a regular ol' Sunday.  Sure, Monday will be here before we realize we even slept a full nights sleep, but for now, this day is here to stay.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

What's New: The March Madness

Noo, we're not talkin' basketball... we're talkin' our newest sandwich combo! "The March Madness" makes its Melt debut today and let me tell you, it is crrrrazy!  (Hence the 'madness' :)  If it were in the tournament it would most definitely be the #1 seed.  No question.  And it would totally make it to the final four.  No problem.  I'd even say it would win the National Championship... Yea... it's THAT good.

It has spicy pepper jack cheese, jalapenos, authentic Russian dressing, and Bill's famous coleslaw.  We recommend it with the aged beef top round, slow roasted turkey breast, or grilled chicken, but it is one that seriously goes well with everything!

Stop in and check it out! You'll be happy you did. 

Eat well! 
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