When a sandwich is too big, it can be held together with a toothpick or blended into a purée and spread between two pieces of bread. Keep it together with this Groupon.
$15 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $15 Worth of Gourmet Grilled-Cheese Sandwiches and Drinks ($30 Total Value)
The Sergeant Pepper sandwich ($6.95) envelops Wisconsin pepper jack and cheddar, roasted cauliflower, red peppers, and tempura-fried onions between sourdough halves, and mingles well with a Lakefront ESB craft beer ($3.95). Sips of Blue Moon Belgium White ($3.95) bookend bites of the Baconmoto's aged cheddar, Pecanwood smoked bacon, and tomatoes ($7.95). See the full menu and the weekend brunch menu. Each Groupon must be used on a separate visit.
Melthouse Bistro elevates a favorite childhood classic with its innovative roster of gourmet grilled-cheese sandwiches. The menu lists handcrafted creations such as the Maliblue whose country fresh bread is stacked high with Wisconsin blue cheese, alongside smoked turkey breast, pecanwood smoked bacon, avocado, tomatoes, lettuce, hard boiled eggs crumbles, and roasted garlic mayo. Each crispy medley of veggies, cheeses, and meats—which range from The Brasserie's braised short ribs to the hand-battered fried chicken of The Buffalo Bill—sidles onto plates tucked between locally baked artisan bread from Breadsmith. The bistro looks to local farms for its produce as well, prizing the down-home vibe of made-from-scratch meals over the artificial hum of fluorescent-light hoagies. Suggested wine and craft beer pairings whisper under each item listed on the menu, fleshing out the gustatory revelry.
The Melthouse's merger between modest and stylish cooking has garnered praise from OnMilawukee.com, the Journal Sentinel and A.V. Club Milwaukee, which praises the "delicious sandwiches, solid sides, and stellar service." Its decor mirrors the edibles, walking the line between rustic and modern: wood reclaimed from a century-old granary decks the walls, while floor-to-ceiling windows and metallic stools flaunt crisp edges.