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This gourmet food stand is owned by L.A. culinary vets Max Schoenfield and Jaysen Chiaramonte, who are devout about well-executed, affordable fare. Utilizing local ingredients—cheese from Rocking W, bread from Louis Swiss—Melts gives Aspen another savory choice from noon to 9 p.m. Monday–Tuesday, and all the way till 2:30 a.m. Wednesday–Sunday. For mind-blowing yum, go for the Special: a mix of spicy garlic habanero jack and yellow cheddar, dipped in steaming tomato-basil soup. If you’re price-conscious, check the killer combos: a sandwich with turkey or ham and soup is $11, or stick to plain cheese and substitute Madagascar Hot Chocolate for soup for $9.50. Even better, a simple grilled cheese is just $6. And don’t get us started on the marshmallow-filled Sweet Melt ...

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