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A day of days. Grilled cheese. 10k and you.Follow

#1 Jan 21 2014 at 6:25 PM Rating: Excellent
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Hey frens,

Some of you remember me, most don't. (Reminder, way too much Lebowski and a race to 10k with Thumbalina that ended with her winning, some 2(?) years ago). And much like Barkingturtle, I'm really only here for that insufferable title and to spam you for some **** cash.

Starting in April, come **** or high water, I'm launching a premium grilled cheese cart here in downtown Des Moines, Iowa. It's kind of a thing that's grwing in popularity, despite the city's objections. So here's what we're up to:

Over at Melts Without Borders we have our full (but tentative) menu up. We also, depending on capital, plan to offer soups and homemade sodas (or pops for you weird *****) and we've got jobs lined up already. We plan to hit farmer's markets, local breweries, area festivals, and the mother of al summer events, Ragbrai, which is a state wide bicycle ride. Should be intense.

Naturally, this is where the pitch comes in. We need your help. Every dollar counts for us and I've already sunk a considerable amount in. We're almost there and you can get us closer than ever. Help a poor ole cheese slinger out.

And if you can't donate, that's cool too. Don't wheeze the cheese, share the link.

And yes, despite what my post count says, this IS my 10,000 post. So get with the title, friend-o.
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#2 Jan 21 2014 at 6:56 PM Rating: Excellent
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Gratz on your nine thousand nine hundred and ninety fourth post.


Also, will you play Primus' Sailing The Seas Of Cheese album to announce your arrival like an icecream van plays it's bells or whatever.
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#3 Jan 21 2014 at 7:00 PM Rating: Excellent
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His Excellency Aethien wrote:
Gratz on your nine thousand nine hundred and ninety fourth post.

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#4 Jan 21 2014 at 7:58 PM Rating: Excellent
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Gratz on your nine thousand nine hundred and ninety fourth post.


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#5 Jan 21 2014 at 8:07 PM Rating: Excellent
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You lazy cnuts.
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#6 Jan 21 2014 at 8:58 PM Rating: Excellent
Is this something we're doing now? Are we cashing this **** in early?

Can I make my 5k post now?
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#7 Jan 21 2014 at 9:11 PM Rating: Good
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My count says 10,000.
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#8 Jan 21 2014 at 9:14 PM Rating: Excellent
Well, if you keep posting, then the rest of us will see it too.
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#9 Jan 21 2014 at 9:16 PM Rating: Excellent
I demand a recount, someone go through and count by hand.
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#10 Jan 21 2014 at 9:32 PM Rating: Good
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Get someone that vaguely looks like Elmer Fudd. His grilled cheese song is the stuff of legends.
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Get someone that vaguely looks like Elmer Fudd. His grilled cheese song is the stuff of legends.


Holy ****, how have I missed this?
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#12 Jan 21 2014 at 9:40 PM Rating: Excellent
I'd go to Des Moines to buy grilled cheese from Elmer Fudd
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#13 Jan 21 2014 at 9:48 PM Rating: Excellent
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This thread is pants.


Carbunculations on the ~10K, Kaelesh!! Smiley: yippee
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We can hook that up.
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#15 Jan 21 2014 at 10:12 PM Rating: Excellent
Can your title be "Premature Edingulator"?
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#16 Jan 21 2014 at 11:31 PM Rating: Excellent
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I think we need to start over 1....2....3.....4....5.....6....7.....8....9....9,998 posts is what is displayed...but Gratz on 10k anyhow!!!!

edit: for dumbness

Edited, Jan 22nd 2014 12:32am by Rukkuss
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#17 Jan 22 2014 at 7:51 AM Rating: Excellent
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The picture of the ham or bacon or whatever it is on the grimy cooking sheet isn't very appetizing.

Good luck with the cart. Seems like a good, less risky, way to go for a restaurant if you can get it all permitted. A cart in Iowa should sell corn stuff though - I'd put arepas on the menu - the ones with mozzarella cheese in them. They're just like a grilled cheese, only tastier.

Happy birthday or congrats on post ding...Smiley: confused
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#18 Jan 22 2014 at 8:25 AM Rating: Excellent
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I'm confident you thoroughly researched the grilled cheese market in Iowa.
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#19 Jan 22 2014 at 9:19 AM Rating: Good
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I only saw three grilled cheese sandwiches on that menu, and I was being generous. Anything other than cheese between the breads invalidates it. That said, most of those sound like really good sandwiches.

I had never thought of a King's Hawaiian grilled cheese, but now it's something I'm going to have to make here at home.
#20 Jan 22 2014 at 10:04 AM Rating: Good
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I wish you the best of luck. The grilled cheese food truck here in Nashville is by far my favorite food truck and one of the most popular in the city, so there's definitely precedent for a successful grilled cheese-based business!
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#21 Jan 22 2014 at 10:17 AM Rating: Excellent
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Anticipation is half the fun anyway. Congrats on (nearly) making 10k.
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#22 Jan 22 2014 at 10:24 AM Rating: Excellent
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I wish you the best of luck. The grilled cheese food truck here in Nashville is by far my favorite food truck and one of the most popular in the city, so there's definitely precedent for a successful grilled cheese-based business!

How did I not know of this. Next time I'm in nashville I'm definitely checking this out. I was there all the time last year.
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#23 Jan 22 2014 at 2:08 PM Rating: Good
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Elinda wrote:
The picture of the ham or bacon or whatever it is on the grimy cooking sheet isn't very appetizing.


That's uncooked, home-cured canadian bacon.
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I only saw three grilled cheese sandwiches on that menu, and I was being generous. Anything other than cheese between the breads invalidates it. That said, most of those sound like really good sandwiches.

I had never thought of a King's Hawaiian grilled cheese, but now it's something I'm going to have to make here at home.


Hence our name being "Melts Without Borders". Emphasis on the Melt.
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#25 Jan 22 2014 at 2:12 PM Rating: Excellent
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There, now that looks more like 10k! Smiley: thumbsup
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#26 Jan 22 2014 at 2:39 PM Rating: Good
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Never understood those pure cheese sandwiches. Like a hot dog without the sausage.

Grats on the ding and the cheese cart, though.

Edited, Jan 22nd 2014 9:39pm by Mazra
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