Melt Bar and Grilled (and the Akron Marathon!)


This past Saturday I ran the Akron Marathon relay with my co-workers.  The only other “race” I have ever done is the Color Run.  A marathon as big as Akron’s was very new to me!  I am currently training for my first half marathon- which is next weekend!  The Akron Marathon was a great warm-up to what’s to come this Sunday!

The Marathon was so much fun!  I must say that my co-workers are AWESOME!  I don’t know what I would do without them 🙂

Here are a few pictures!

Stephanie, Angela, and I before the race!

Angela approaching the finish line!

4/5 of our awesome relay!

The Results!


After the relay we headed over the Melt Bar and Grilled for a well deserved lunch.  One of my interview questions for where I work now was “Do you like Melt?”  I was also asked if I like to run because it was already decided that they were participating in the Akron Marathon Relay far before I started working.  My answer was “yes!” to both questions of course!

I have eaten at the restaurant multiple times and just have never remembered to take a photo for my blog!

This time I ordered the “Parma, Italy Melt”- crispy breaded chicken breast, sun-dried tomato pesto, roasted garlic, provolone.  It was delicious!

Parma, Italy Melt

I have yet to be disappointed in any of the sandwiches I have tried!  This might actually be my favorite sandwich on the regular menu.  My favorite Melt sandwich over all was this past July’s Melt of the Month- “Fire Cracker Chicken Melt”- blackened chicken breast, grilled pineapple, avocado slice, pepper jack cheese.

Make sure you arrive hungry!! I always go home with the other half of the sandwich.  If you end up taking it home make sure you heat it up in the oven- NOT the microwave.  Or you can always share a sandwich with someone!  The sandwiches also come with plenty of fries and coleslaw!

There are three locations in the Cleveland area: Lakewood, Cleveland Heights, Independence.  There is a 4th location that will be opening up in Mentor by the end of the month!  Be prepared for a wait at all locations– It is definitely worth the wait!

Molly Jean


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