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One Great Sandwich: Tuna Melts the Cold Away

By Tim State in Food on Jan 2, 2008 8:00PM

01-02-08_tuna_melt.jpgThe tuna melt is to a menu like a sweater vest is to a wardrobe. One of the most versatile fashion staples, a vest can be dressed up, or dressed down. The tuna melt comes in as many varieties as there are restaurants that serve it up. We’ve found some restaurants add spices for zing, while some keep it simple. Others serve it open-faced for more formal fork-and-knife consumption, while others piece it together for casual, two-fisted power chowing.

You’ll find a classic open-faced presentation at the White Palace Grill, served up 24 hours a day. Some of the best tuna melts are found in classic diner settings. At the White Palace, we found a nice balance between tuna and mayo, with simple spices, and options for bread (toasted or not) and cheese (yellow or white). The Tuna Melt Deluxe comes with a side of fries.

A good post-New Year’s Eve sandwich, a tuna melt can provide great comfort after a night of festive revelry on these cold winter days. We avoid those high-end gourmet restaurants that try to serve a tuna melt on buttered toast, with an unnatural balance of mayo to meat, or with (gag) some stinky European cheese.

White Palace Grill is located at 1159 S. Canal.