MELT away the winter blues

We are meeting up at MELT in Lakewood, at 8 pm.

PLEASE refrain from using heavy fragrances. They aggravate asthma and can trigger migraines.  Let's save our noses for the wonderful food aromas at our meetups.

We always have a great time at Melt. If you haven't yet been, their specialty is comfort food served in a fun atmosphere. They offer veg and vegan versions of many of their sandwiches.

Click here for melt web site MELT LINK and have a look at the monthly specials. There is often a vegan version. 
www.meltbarandgrilled.com

Melt has switched to Daiya vegan cheese so it melts all gooey and yummy.

Getting a reservation at Melt is impossible because they don't do reservations, so it's very nice of them to understand that we all want to sit together and not have to stand around for an hour or two waiting for a table, which is the norm there. So they have graciously granted us a 7:30 pm reservation and they are usually pretty good about seating us fairly close to on time.

Due to the seating capacity of the place, they can only guarantee 18 seats together. However, the owner and manager have agreed to do their best to seat more if room is available. So if you miss the reservation cut-off, come on down anyway.

The previous Melt meetups have been really good times. Hope to see you there. You are a stranger but once. Come and make some new friends. PHONE is [masked]

FYI, MELT adds an automatic 20% gratuity to each check for parties over 6.

If you bring a non-veg guest, spouse, etc, please have them refrain from ordering meat. Not everyone wants to see or smell it and, after all, it is a veg meetup.

And, as ever, please feel free to suggest other meetup venues and activities. Just about any reason to get together with like-minded folks for vegan food and hanging out will do. We all seem to enjoy each others' company, so more is better! Anyone can now suggest a meetup on the site, and that feature is easy to navigate, so have at it.

If you'd like to book meetups yourself, contact Sandi Sajner about becoming an assistant organizer.

That's it, see you at Melt West    Peace, Don

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  • Alan

    Great vegan food. The roasted vegetable sandwich with vegan cheese was overwhelming as well as the "killer" fries. The company was outstanding.

    1 · February 20, 2013

  • Doug L.

    INA, that's all I have to say... or in this case, didn't.

    February 20, 2013

  • Don M

    another good time at MELT and they had us all set up and were totally ready for us at the new time of 7:30 all yummy, all the time!

    1 · February 20, 2013

  • Suzy W.

    They substituted lettuce and a little tomato on my quesadilla instead of cheese...no extra charge! Now, that's friendly! Food & company was quite enjoyable!

    February 20, 2013

  • Suzy W.

    I just ate there for the 1st time last week and was disappointed (but didn't tell them), that they charge $2.00 more to substitute vegan (dairy free) cheese on the sandwiches or quesadillas. They were voted "Best Vegetarian/Vegan Friendly" by Cleveland Magazine. That does not sound "Vegetarian/Vegan friendly" to me!! Tonight, I will ask them if they will "substitute'' the cheese on the Quesadilla with tomato slices or mushrooms. (and hope they don't charge me extra). Hope this isn't being too picky and I don't want to make a fuss, however, I want to see how "friendly" they are!

    February 19, 2013

    • Don M

      I hear you on the high price of getting Daiya cheese substituted at Melt. In their defense, a small bag of the stuff costs over $5 so I look at it as an attempt to at least break even on offering the Daiya option. With all the government subsidies given to the dairy industry, actual dairy products are relatively cheap. There are no subsidies for non-dairy cheese. For now, I'm happy that they offer what I think is the best vegan alternative to cheese at the restaurant. I know Cameo Pizza on Put IN Bay offers Daiya chees as an option on their pizzas it costs $5 and when I asked the owners about it, they said they barely break even just fyi

      1 · February 19, 2013

    • Suzy W.

      Oh, I understand, Don. However, I don't think that many Vegans would over run their business so they wouldn't make a profit. I'd rather they add $.50 to every other cheese item, if that would help them break even. That would be "friendlier, " IMO. Tonight I won't order any cheese or cheeze. :)

      February 19, 2013

  • Terey

    Sorry for the late notice, but I'm not going to be able to make tonight's meetup. Hope to see you all another time. Enjoy!

    February 19, 2013

  • Angela C.

    Lakewood businesses should be boycotted because Lakewood has BSL. The businesses should be told why they are not being patronized. These "lawmakers" have the authority to enter the homes of the taxpayers, kidnap their family members, & murder them.

    February 16, 2013

    • Don M

      Angela I do not feel as though I am patronizing Lakewood I am patronizing Matt Fish, the owner of Melt who is doing a lot to offer vegan food choices. His restaurant is where it is. I appreciate your concern for the animals, but I don't see how boycotting business in an area will be effective at getting a law changed with which you disagree. Have you considered possibly working on a referendum or something like that which could actually bring about political change? After reading your concern, I looked up the meaning of BSL which I hadn't known. Now that I know its meaning, I contacted several friends who live in lakewood. Granted, none were animal rights people but they all said they were fine with the law and felt it protected them and their kids. Anyway, thanks for sharing

      February 19, 2013

    • Don M

      peace, Don M

      February 19, 2013

  • Louis S

    Going to miss this one, out-of-town this week. See you at Ali Baba!

    February 18, 2013

  • Angela C.

    There is a "Melt" in Cleve Hts. Cleve Hts does not have BSL.
    No reason to support a community (Lakewood) that allows government to confiscate and murder the family members of its citizens. It will never change if we don't act.

    February 16, 2013

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  • Don M
    Vegan Co-Organizer, Co-Organizer
    Event Host
  • Alan
    Assistant Organizer
  • Doug L.
    Assistant Organizer
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