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essential, imo, to top-of-the line grilled cheese!!!
I will get around to checking this dude's take on it, though.
|JG wrote: |
|the fine dining side of things |
Oh, I know all about that action. I've been a food snob for about 12 years now...I would never put Melt in that category, and quite frankly, as tasty as it is, I wouldn't put Touch there either. But I'm not rich - I can't afford outlandish prices on a super regular basis, and fully appreciate well-made, food that's done from the heart, regardless of cost. As long as who's making it is well into it, then I'm game. And both those joints qualify in that dep't, and it shows in how good the food is.
Every year that goes by, I eat a little more healthier, I eat less shit (no candy, no soda, hardly any sweets at all & FUCK fast food), and am so much happier for it. I had my run with bacon double cheeseburgers and shitty food in general for 25 years. I just got sick of it and realized how awesome cooking is, and how healthy, real food actually tastes better, contrary to my childhood ideas that it probably sucked. My demand for quality keeps going up...in beer, wine, single malts, and most definitely food.
I can never understand why people have problems with such an outlook, yet I always have to hear shit from people here about how I'm a 'beer snob' because I wouldn't even piss in a Miller Lite bottle, much less drink it. Or how I'm too demanding when it comes to what I want around Cleveland. It's like, if having good taste in life is something to be looked down upon, then knock yourself out with that taco bell grade D reconstituted, institution-level meat product 3 nights a week...just don't come crying when early onset diabetes knocks on your door.
I just don't get how people just put up with mediocrity and worse when it comes to food and alcohol. Demand better.