Hunger, unlike ambulance sirens, meningitis, and restraining orders, is not something you can safely ignore. Answer the mighty call of a bellowing belly with today’s Groupon: for $7, you get $15 worth of casual eats at The Melting Pot in Ludlow.
When not hosting a cooking show on the local LCTV, The Melting Pot’s family of owners craft a belly-warming menu of burgers, wraps, specialty sandwiches, and hearty dinners. Sidle into a booth for a showdown with the Cowboy burger ($6.99), a slab of beef slung with onion-ring bandoleers and slathered in enough barbecue sauce to fill an unsuspecting coworker's stetson. An appetizer of cheesesteak eggrolls ($5.99) gives taste buds a savory segue into the clam roll ($3.50), which stuffs mollusks into a grilled hot-dog shell lined with lettuce and tartar sauce. At the sound of the dinner sousaphone, insulate innards with chicken francaise ($9.99) drizzled in a lemon-butter sauce, or a Polish plate ($8.99) of golabki, pierogies, and fried kielbasa. A root-beer float ($2.99) adds the sweet taste of Americana to any meal, and the brownie sundae ($2.99) turns frowns upside down into hideous inverted mouths.
The Melting Pot's welcoming décor of whitewashed walls with red-trim windows and amber wooden seating makes patrons feel right at home without making them feel at home enough to take off their pants or dance wildly to their favorite audio books all night. Daily specials deliver fresh, unexpected tastes to regular customers.