Weird Food News

Denny's Fried Cheese Melt is the latest in a string of sandwich innovations

From the weird sandwich files comes another baffler--Denny's unleashed a little twist on the grilled cheese sandwich this week that's made with four fried mozzarella sticks encased in melted American cheese between two slices of sourdough toast and served with a side of marinara for dipping purposes.

The Fried Cheese Melt is the latest in sandwich innovations that have taken fast food by storm this year, and it hit the Denny's menu at a reasonable $4.

We paired all the other terrible sandwich innovations with beverages earlier this summer, so we'll do the same here: We'd enjoy the Fried Cheese Melt with a Coors Light, since by the time we're eating fried mozzarella sticks (or anything at Denny's, for that matter), we've usually had enough to drink that we're not willing to fork over cash for anything other than the cheapest beer on tap.

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Laura Shunk was Westword's restaurant critic from 2010 to 2012; she's also been food editor at the Village Voice and a dining columnist in Beijing. Her toughest assignment had her drinking ten martinis and eating ten Caesar salads over the course of 48 hours. She still drinks martinis, but remains lukewarm on Caesar salads.
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