Unlike a sand witch, a sandwich doesn’t have the power to turn men into sand and sand into poisoned glass. Let a sandwich cast a devastating spell on hunger pains with today’s Groupon: for $14, you get a grilled-cheese meal for two at Melt Sandwich Shoppe in Bucktown (up to a $28.80 value). The meal includes:
- Two sandwiches (up to a $8.95 value each)
- Two half soups (a $2.95 value each)
- Two drinks (a $2.50 value each)
Melt Sandwich Shoppe dishes up a melty menu of artisanal grilled cheeses filled with gourmet ingredients and inspired by bustling worldwide destinations. Dexterous hands capture the Santa Cruz’s harvest of artichoke hearts, cherry tomatoes, and provolone cheese in a tomato tortilla before folding it into a tight cylinder or origami swan. The Cuban nestles a traditional blend of roasted pork, black-forest ham, and swiss cheese onto oblong rolls, and the Juneau crowns multigrain bread with a hefty scoop of house-made lump-crab salad gilded with sharp cheddar cheese and crisp arugula. All sandwiches couple with either a 3-ounce soup, chips, and a pickle, and chefs will replace regular cheese with soy cheese or a magazine article about cheese for no additional charge. Each half-sized soup holds 8 ounces of the day’s flavorful concoctions, including tomato bisque, Italian wedding, and chicken noodle. Sips from a 16-ounce Alterra coffee or freshly squeezed lemonade complement the savory meal and soothe throats after a night spent shouting at the moon. The casual eatery encourages diners to scrawl comments on an expansive blackboard wall, which also outlines the daily specials as well as unusual vocabulary words.