Tour Blog: Melting Away the Pain

Glenn met thousands of great fans on Friday in Pittsburgh, Akron, Cleveland and Columbus—but he also met something else: a 39,000,000 calorie meal from “The Melt.” The meal, described below, is what once brought the Travel Channel show “Man vs. Food” to Cleveland.

“Our monster grilled cheese featuring 13 different cheeses, 3 slices of grilled bread and a pile of hand-cut fries & slaw. Over 5 lbs. of food! Finish it all without any help or trips to the bathroom and you will be awarded a Melt t-shirt or Melt Pint Glass, a $10 gift card and we’ll immortalize you in our online Melt Challenge Hall of Fame.”

Five pounds of food? Sounds about right. I am still trying to confirm what happened (my guess: Pat Gray helped…a lot) but it’s probably safe to say that if Glenn is moving a little bit slower in Texas today, we now know why.

  • Terry Dorsey

    Well…if the coleslaw isn’t fried I can do without it…(sorry Michelle but) bring on the grease!

  • Jeff Leonhardt

    No Columbus pics?  We had a great time at the signing! Figure the odds on this:  The person standing behind me in line and I struck up a conversation. It ends up that he and I actually met 8 years ago while working on Project Longface (the John Kerry wafflehead).  I only made 25 copies of the documentary DVD for that project and both he and I brought a copy to the signing.  I gave mine to Glenn.  A little something for the archives…

    • Sumy Schick

      I wonder if he went to Schmidt’s there, and Primanti’s in the Steeltown.

  • Anonymous

    Thanks for coming to Columbus! It was so awesome to meet Glenn and Pat in person for the first time! It was well worth the wait. And the wait wasn’t so bad, everyone in line was very nice! Had a great time!

  • Candy Marshall

    I had the honor of meeting and shaking hands with Glenn today. After he signed my book, and while he was shaking my hand, I spoke to him. There was this incredible kindness in his eyes.  I found myself nearly mesmerized, so much so I forgot half of what I wanted to tell him. But, at least I had the chance of telling him that I promised we would meet again. Such an incredible man, that God has sent several of us to watch over him, healers so to speak.

    • Carolyn

      I met him in Nanuet NY about 2 years ago at a book signing, and exactly as you said, mesmerizing and a kindness and gentleness to his greeting. I was amazed he was so personable to me and to each person I saw him meet. And yes, I was a bit star-struck  :)

    • Anonymous

      I agree with you….I met Glenn at the Akron, Oh, signing.  Shook his hand and thanked him for all that he does.   He had a very kind and humble demeanor…don’t see how anyone could dislike this man!!   I pray for him and his family often!!  Merry Christmas!!
      Cindy Lou   

  • Anonymous

    My experience meeting Glenn Beck in Cleveland will be seared into my memory always. I hardly noticed the wait because I was nervous and excited. As he signed my book I forgot everything I wanted to tell him (just like Ralphie when he went to see Santa in Christmas Story) The only thing I managed was to tell him the truth, that he is a National Treasure. He said thank you, shook my hand, and I was so touched by his sincere manner and kind eyes, I walked away more certain than ever that he is a most special individual. Thank you Mr. Beck, for doing so much for so many, for so long. God Bless you!

    Patti B

  • Patti Bernardo

    Melt is 2 blocks from my house. Every time my dog & I walk by, she tries to sneak inside, & I pretend I don’t want to follow her!  Ahh, it smells sooo good!  Good choice Glenn & Pat!  

  • Deborah Barr

    My husband and I were so pleased to meet and shake your hand on Friday in Akron, Ohio at the Barnes and Nobles Book Store.  Your sincere, warm hand shake, gentle smile and belief in God is so incredible. Your eye tell the story of a true man that cares about our country. We are so fortunate to have you in our lives.   Merry Christmas to you and yours.

  • Anonymous

    Really enjoyed meeting Glenn,hope the George Washington Doll we gave him feels safe in Texas and can inspire Glenn to keep up the good inspiration we all need.

  • Anonymous

    Thanks for the additional information

  • Anonymous

    Sorry, that looks nasty.
    People actually eat that?

  • Anonymous

    Sorry, that looks nasty.
    People actually eat that?

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