the team at steve's meltdown at city foundry stl photo courtesy of michael kilfoy, studio x

Steve’s Hot Dogs is opening grilled cheese spot Steve’s Meltdown at City Foundry STL in March

The City Foundry STL food hall at 3730 Foundry Way will soon have a spot to get gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches when Steve’s Meltdown opens in March.

Conceptualized by the team behind Steve’s Hot Dogs, the restaurant began as a ghost kitchen operating out of Steve’s Hot Dogs on South Grand in January 2023 and experienced great success, primarily through third-party delivery apps. This will be the first brick-and-mortar location for Steve’s Meltdown.

In addition to a range of grilled cheese sandwich offerings, Steve’s Meltdown will offer plenty of loaded mac and cheese, along with french fries and soups made from scratch.

"We're thrilled for the opportunity to be a part of the City Foundry food hall," said Steve’s Meltdown co-founder Danni Eickenhorst, who is also a co-owner of Steve’s Hot Dogs, in a release. “They have created such a unique and fun environment that really shines a light on the local food scene and gives restaurateurs a safe and supportive space to launch new ideas. We believe this concept will offer even more kid-friendly options for families spending the day visiting all they have to offer. We will also have a number of vegetarian and vegan options, including our tomato-basil soup and two vegan grilled cheese options.”

Steve's Meltdown elevates a typical grilled cheese sandwich not only with fresh-baked bread and high-quality cheeses, but also interesting creations like many fan favorites that will remain on the menu: the Sweet Caroline with Brie, sharp white cheddar, cranberry jam and apple slices; the War Figs with goat cheese, white cheddar, bacon, balsamic glaze and fig jam; and the Forever Young Adult Grilled Cheese with Colby, American and mozzarella cheeses. Guests can be on the lookout for specials and collaborations with other local businesses as well.

The opening date is not yet set, but it should be within the first half of March. Co-owner Steve Ewing, of The Urge fame, is performing a concert at City Winery on March 16, so the team hopes to be open by then.

Ewing promises aims to offer the whimsy and fun of his brands in this new space, which will feature “a super campy atmosphere filled with cheese puns and cheese drip-themed décor,” according to the release. "We like to have fun in everything we do. This will be no exception," Ewing said.

Keep an eye out for updates on the forthcoming Delmar Maker District locations of Steve’s Hot Dogs and The Fountain on Delmar, a spinoff of The Fountain on Locust, all of which are part of the HuSTL Hospitality Group family.