Grilled cheese truck and restaurant, Fo’Cheezy Twisted Meltz, opening on St. Pete Beach

Mural covered exterior of a new grilled cheese restaurant
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Chef Robert Hesse, current executive chef of of the forthcoming foodie haven Social Roost, is bringing twisted grilled cheese sandwiches to St. Pete Beach.

Social Roost is set to be an exquisite chicken-centric  concept from Rob Bowen and Jason Teabout in the heart of downtown St. Petersburg. Hesse is currently on the hunt for the next great chef in Tampa Bay to take over once his time with the restaurant is done. Basically, Hesse is Bruce Wayne during the day with Social Roost, and Batman in the evening with Fo’Cheezy

The Fo’ Cheezy Twisted Meltz Food Truck is set to pop up at venues across St. Petersburg, and the full-service restaurant is slated to open on National Grilled Cheese Day, April 12, at 6305 Gulf Boulevard.

The two-time Hell’s Kitchen competitor, and Food Network Star wants his concept to pay it forward. Hesse plans to donate 2% of all gross sales to troubled youth of the greater Tampa Bay Area as part of his No Child 86’d initiative.

Making a debut at Flying Boat Brewing

You can get your first taste of Fo’Cheezy Twisted Meltz on March 18 at Flying Boat Brewing, 1776 11th Avenue North. The festivities begin at 5pm and run until 11pm. During the debut, Inside Edition will be filming for a feature on Chef Robert Hesse.

The exterior of the full-service restaurant features incredible mural art by the prolific Vitale Brothers.

Cuban melts and bacon pops

Hesse has already teased a few of the savory melts diners can expect. A giant Cuban War Pig Melt pays homage to the Tampa Bay area’s favorite treat. A Skrimp Pimp Melt brings tasty shrimp to the pressed sandwich fray.

Addictive additions to the menu include bacon dog pops, waffle crispy chicken tenders, and Fo’Cheezy Mac.

The goal is to create chef-inspired comfort food. Hesse wants to be a trendsetter in the culinary world with its innovate “Not Yo Mama’s” melts.

From street-to-table at Fo’Cheezy

Diners can expect to enjoy street-to-table eats. Fo’Cheezy prides itself on using high quality, locally sourced ingredients, from artisan breads to the best from dairy farms.

The idea for the restaurant came to Hesse while working Netflix Studio sets in New Mexico. He also provided funky grilled cheese pop ups for celebs ahead of returning to the ‘Burg.

The week of Fo’Cheezy’s St. Pete Beach opening in April Hesse will appear on the Rachel Ray show.

Want to learn more? Follow Fo’Cheezy Twisted Meltz on Facebook and Instagram, and see more of the menu on the restaurant’s website.

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Written by Andrew Harlan

Andrew Harlan

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