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MLTDWN – Rideau Centre Dining Hall

Photo by Marta Kierkus

Inside the Rideau Centre Dining Hall is MLTDWN, a new grilled cheese sandwich eatery. The Ottawa location is owned and operated by local brothers Ali and Rahim Moloo.

I ordered the most popular item on the menu, the pulled pork sandwich. It was delicious. The sandwich is created with sourdough bread, pulled pork, caramelized onions, jalapeño jack, aged cheddar, and barbecue sauce. The stringy cheese complimented the flavourful pulled pork and barbecue sauce. The onions were a delightful addition as well. The sandwich was grilled to a perfect, crispy golden brown texture.

MLTDWN also makes desserts, such as their s’more sandwich. This treat features Nutella, marshmallows, and chocolate chips. The dessert’s biggest flaw is the bread. Rather than being crispy like the classic s’more graham cracker, the MLTDWN version is rather soggy.

The service is fantastic. While I waited for my food, I met one of the owners who was at the counter the whole time talking to customers. Samples of the restaurant’s homemade cheese sauce were given out to the customers in line. The sauce is eminent of gourmet nacho cheese sauce—a perfect pairing for their popular cheesy fries.

MLTDWN is an innovative eatery with friendly, caring staff. Diners can tell their menu was selectively and carefully chosen. Next time you’re looking for a good place to get a quick meal, I truly recommend it.


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