Meltdown Diner

Meltdown Diner, 4377 Southwest Blvd., will close at the end of the day Saturday. STEPHEN PINGRY/Tulsa World file

Meltdown Diner, whose menu is based on varieties of melted cheese sandwiches, is closing at the end of the day Saturday, May 25, according to its Facebook page.

The diner has been at 4377 Southwest Blvd., across the street from Crystal City Shopping Center, since the summer of 2017.

According to the post from owner Jim Hardcastle:

“There comes a time when all good things come to an end ... Meltdown diner to me was kinda like ‘Cheers’ where everyone knew your name.

“This will be the final week of operation. Saturday around 3 or so we will close the doors for good.

“I have decided it’s time for me to spend some quality time with my dad and also get to know my grandsons as they are growing up so fast ... and get back to playing with old cars.

“I want to thank all that has come and enjoyed the food the last two years, I truly appreciated your business.”

Dante Mondavi winemaker is coming to 624 Kitchen

Dante Mondavi, a fourth-generation winemaker from the famed Mondavi family, will host a Continuum Wine dinner at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 22, at 624 Kitchen & Catering, 624 S. Boston Ave.

After growing up at Robert Mondavi Winery, Dante joined the Continuum team to assist his father in the winery’s first vintages. He served as cellar master from 2005-2010.

In 2013, Dante and his brother, Carlo, founded their own winery, RAEN, to produce pinot noir from the Sonoma Coast.

Wines at the dinner will include Domaine Laffourcade Savennieres (Loire Valley), RAEN Royal Saint Robert Cuvee pinot noir, 2016 Continuum Red and 2006 Continuum Red.

They will be paired with scallop crudo, strawberry beet salad, duck two ways, champignon filet and chocolate semifreddo.

Cost is $125 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Reservations: 918-779-6333 or

Scott Cherry


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Scott is in his second tour of duty with the Tulsa World. He was a sports writer during his first stop. Since returning to the World in 1992, he has been the food writer and now restaurant critic and wine columnist. Phone: 918-581-8463