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Best better than nachos: NACHO CHEESE FRIES at CENTRAL MELT

Best better than nachos

What’s the ideal accompaniment to that ridiculously ooey, gooey layer of cheese pressed between two slices of fresh bread? More cheese, duh, which is why you shouldn’t pass up on throwing in nacho cheese fries with your Central Melt sandwich order. Part of the gourmet grilled cheesery’s selection of sides on the 600 Block, the dish is a generous pile of hand-cut taters fried twice to crispy perfection, then topped with warm nacho cheese and a shredded sharp white variety. You’re gonna need a fork. 685 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. 727-346-5338, centralmelt.com. —Meaghan Habuda