Are Those Four Mozzarella Sticks in Your Sandwich or Are You Just Happy to See Me?

Straight Guy,

Fellow blogger Kathleen of Knit Like You Mean It sent us this NPR "Sandwich Monday" story. "Surely this is Gay Guy/Straight Guy fodder," she writes.

I don't know if there's a gay/straight take on four fried mozzarella sticks inserted into a grilled cheese sandwich, AKA the Denny's Fried Cheese Melt, but let's explore.

SG, Tell me, who reads this on a menu and says, "Mmmm, gotta have me some of that"? I couldn't eat this sandwich without 1) a sense of irony, 2) a $20 bet, 3) assurance that my stomach, etc., would have a reasonable window of privacy and modern plumbing to repair itself.

I don't like this sandwich, but it's not because I'm gay. That sandwich looks fatty and messy and sticky.

I know, you look at this and moan, "Where's the bacon?"

--Gay Guy


SteveA said...

Ughhhhh! Gay guy will pass on this monstrosity of a sandwich!

Straight guy wants two of these or as you mentioned some bacon!

Anonymous said...

I'm a straight man and it looks like a train wreck to me too.

Straight men like to eat healthy too. At least some of the time. I am suddenly getting hungry for some ball park nachos.

Oddyoddyo13 said...

I was just thinking the same thing!

Wishing for bacon on a sandwich doesn't make you a bad person...

But yeah, I agree with you on the gross factor-all that grease! Even the picture doesn't look all that appealing.

Straight in Upstate said...

Anon took the words out of my mouth. Men get saddled with the image of eating like crap. Well, many of us do - and so do many women. But not all of us.

I've reformed, but my favorite sandwich for decades was bacon, peanut butter, and cheese. (Henry's Diner in Burlington, VT had them on the menu and they served beer as well - heaven!) I told a Southern co-worker this once and she said, "Sheeeee-iiit! Why ain't you dead yet?"

Anonymous said...

In the course of a few short days, I think I've stumbled upon both the epitome of straight guy AND gay guide food.
The perfect straight guy food:

The perfect gay guy food:

kathryn said...

I actually saw this sandwich at a Denny's up near my son's college. I do believe I visibly gagged, while the waiter (who wasn't a day over 18) said, "It's awesome! Really!!" I passed. But I believe that tells you who IS eating it.

BosGuy said...

I don't like mozzarella sticks anyway - the fact that the sandwich looks like it would sit in my stomach like lead (and probably be as easy for me to digest) would make it easy for me to pass.

Anonymous said...


Would eat. Looks delicious.

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