Just look at that! Swiss/French raclette is a cow's milk cheese that's traditionally melted at the table and poured over veggies, charcuterie, and potatoes. This is probably the best thing on this list. There's even a totally hip NYC spot dedicated to the cheese. It's like an inverse fondue -- so pretend you are your parents in the '70s, get some raclette and a fishbowl, and let the night take you to cheesy, sexually liberated places you've never experienced before.
This has already taken off in places like New York, Portland, and San Francisco, where people will also tell you that Blitzen Trapper is too mainstream. Basically, it's "toast." Like, bread. But toasted. Usually in a wood oven, because that's how you do things artisanally. Then you add stuff like artisan jams and compote or maybe cheese. Sometimes an egg and bacon. Maybe some marmalade or toasted kale. One key ingredient is an "elevated" price tag and a line to get it. Your mom might go ahead and call it "an open-face sandwich" or "a ripoff." But your mom also still has no idea who Blitzen Trapper is.
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