The Mill City Grill on a Saturday night. (image credit: Emma Sheehan)

Out of all the food stations we have at SNHU, we can all agree that the “Mill City Grill” is the most popular one. There was a time where the line was so long that it curved around towards the La Trattoria station. I bet you’ve never heard a line that long over at any Burger King, Five Guys or a McDonald’s, before have you? That’s what I thought.

Even so you have to wonder what The Grill puts in its food to make it so good. For instance, their patty melts consist of grilled cheese bread (white or wheat), melt the type of cheese you choose on to a beef patty, with any other toppings that you desire like bacon, lettuce, tomatoes, peppers, etc. Then the patty melt is mashed all together to make a delicious sandwich that can come with a side of chips, pickles, or their well-made fries and, personally, a patty melt is downright amazing to have with a side of honey mustard sauce.

As well as its patty melts, The Grill’s crispy chicken sandwiches are my all-around favorites, especially the spicy ones because of the flavor that comes with it. Though unfortunately, the sandwiches are not really spicy. Just a few weeks ago, I had ordered a steak and cheese for the first time, because I saw a few people order it. Since all I’ve really eaten since I got to SNHU were patty melts, chicken tenders and crispy chicken sandwiches with the occasional fries on the side, I decided that my taste buds needed a change in flavor.

If you haven’t ordered a steak and cheese yet, I tell you from experience that it will take about 5-10 minutes to make, but I swear to you that the wait is worth it once you get a width of the steak applied with the melted cheese, of your choosing of course, applied with some salt, maybe add some toppings, or perhaps with some sauce. I choose hot sauce, because hot sauce is king with any type of food, and once you take a nice large bite you’d wish you had ordered it sooner.

There are obviously more options on the menu, but I’ve only had a few of them. I’ll probably have a grilled cheese next time I check out the Grill. What will you have next? But really what makes the Grill so popular? Is there something they put in their burgers? Do they maximize the curliness in their curly fries? Did they add some kind of hidden ingredient towards there steak and chesses that make them so good? It’s questions like these that show how good the Mill City Grills food really is.

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