Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Melt Sandwich Shop Opens Soon in Bucktown
Just got word that Porkchop's Dion Antic signed a lease late Wednesday afternoon for his latest project: a gourmet grilled cheese concept called Melt Sandwich Shop.
The space used to be home to soup-focused Nalyah's Café, and he plans to trick it out to resemble a "schoolhouse study" with communal tables. That's perhaps due to the fact that he's counting on a large crowd of moms and kids to frequent the spot after classes.
In addition to grilled cheese, Melt will serve artisan meats and breads, and there will also be a big focus on organic, gluten-free and vegan items. He'll also offer salads and mini bites sealed in 20-ounce cups. Look for apple slices with peanut butter; granola bars with honey yogurt; all packaged especially for kids. There will also be three soups served at all times: French onion, tomato bisque and homemade chicken noodle. All prices will be under $10.
Melt is expected to open right after Labor Day weekend.