Thursday, August 9, 2012

MLT, Cheesesteaks & Grilled Cheese

Opening its doors at Miami Beach on December of 2011, MLT has been serving up authentic Philly Chessesteaks and delectable grilled cheese sandwiches. This small gem was the brainchild of five lifelong friends with an appetite for cheesesteaks. After many months of traveling to the City of Brotherly love, these five friends ate the best Philly had to offer. As a result, MLT now has the best homemade Philly Cheesesteaks anywhere in South Florida. With an extensive menu containing 8 signature cheesesteaks and an option to build your own, I knew I was in for a treat.

My friend and I arrived right after the lunch rush at 1pm. One of the first things I noticed was the cleanliness of the restaurant. Followed by its cool modern look and the fact that you can see how the chef prepares your order. After a small wait we were greeted by the store manager and he personally took our order. Having studied the menu beforehand I ordered The Hangover, thinly sliced rib eye, French fries, sautéed onions, bacon a fried egg and yes lots of Cheez Whiz. My friend elected The Hoagie, this cheesesteak came with provolone cheese, mayo, shredded lettuce & tomatoes.

My cheesesteak was perfect. The steak was delicious, very tender and flavorful. The Cheez Whiz hit the spot and the jalapenos I ordered on the side gave it that kick it was missing. My friend enjoyed this meal but called it average. Saying it was a bit too greasy and bland. And I quote, “I’ve had better.” However he was very fond of the fries which came with a helpful serving. The real disappoint was the Fried Chicken Biscuits! The biscuit and maple gravy sauce were incredible; however the chicken was another story. Greasy, dry and way over cooked for my taste.

Price vs. value is an issue I have with this place. Personally I think it's very tasty yet very pricy. I mean $43 for lunch for two people? A little on the pricy side I think. Yes? The menu will have you salivating like it did me but remember it’s the beach. Be expected to pay more. There are a couple more menu items I’d like to try, especially the Homemade Waffles. The staff is very friendly, the place is clean and the Cheesesteak above average. Best in Miami, I’d say yes.

Check out MLT's menu items here.

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