Denny's Fried Cheese Melt Sandwich
The ‘net is abuzz with stories about Denny’s new Fried Cheese Melt sandwich. I Couls have sourced this story from any one of over a dozen write-ups, include one from the Riverfront Times with the awsome headline: “Denny’s to World: We Will Kill You With Cheese — Cheaply”
I’ve chosen to link out to The Consumerist since they’ve been a feed in my RSS Reader for a long time:
The restaurant chain recently announced a bunch of new items to its value menu. And while most of them are nothing new — quesadilla, fried shrimp — the “fried cheese melt” caught our eyes and stopped our hearts.
The sandwich, which should sell for $4, is “made with four fried mozzarella sticks and melted American cheese grilled between two slices of sourdough bread. It is served with French fries and a side of marinara sauce.” It and the other new items should be available starting Aug. 24.
What can I say, I think I’d like to try it once despite the fact that Riverfront Times in now reporting:
Update: (Thursday, 8.12, 2:15 p.m.) Because I know you wanted to know: The Early Show on CBS reports, via Eater, that the Fried Cheese Melt scores 895 calories and 34 grams of fat.
Update: (Thursday 8.26, 6:14 p.m.) Slashfood has a taste test report with a video.
Cheesecake from cheese slices
Baking Fiends via Quick and Easy Treats brings us Cheesecake made from cheese slices:
Sliced cheese is what I will always have in my fridge (and I believe many household will have it too), and the recipe is so simple and straightforward, that I really have to try it.
Sure enough, the first ingredient is five cheese slices. Click through to either blog for the complete recipies.
Restaurant Wars brings us this great quote:
A cheese stick on strawberries. That’s not dessert.
Dining out brings us this question:
I love love love good brie and Roquefort. But what I would like to know is when I am served cheese and sliced baguette, is it acceptable to put the cheese on the thin slices of bread?
Click through to see the the crowd’s answers.
In a week that has already seen one truck full of cheese spill its precious cargo onto the highway in Florida, The Cap Times bring us this story about another cheese spill:
The semi was carrying 40,000 pounds of cheese — the type was not available — and the road was expected to remain closed until about 1 p.m., officials said.
With homage to fark.com – Cheese Spill Trifecta is now in play
The Moments of Elegance Blog presents Cheese 101, a primer on several of the most popular cheeses and advice on how to buy cheese and “how to build the perfect cheese plate.”
Wine and cheese go together like, well, like wine and cheese. Yet, taking a trip to the local cheesemonger can be a bit tricky because there are just so many types of cheese. Cheese has been around for like 4,000 years and since people have been making cheese from cows, goats, sheep to buffalo and yaks. Here’s a crash course on CHEESE 101.
KDLT has this follow-up about the driver of the truck that spilled cheese all over I-90 last week:
The Utah man accused of driving a semi without a license, then crashing and leaving almost nine tons of cheese on Interstate 90 was supposed to be in court Monday, but didn’t show up
Woot found it on Gizmodo. I found it on woot.
It’s Battle of the Cheetos:
screen capture of Battle of the Cheetos by woot, on flickr
My team name is, of course, THEYCOMEWITH. See you in the trenches.