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Love grilled cheese? Chase it with a Kaia workout

By From page A7 | November 17, 2013

The Melt opened with fanfare in Davis Commons. Wednesday was its official opening day, but there were multiple preview events. A social media giveaway on Tuesday drew 727 people and the Cal Aggie Marching Band-uh. Spokeswoman Aarti Mehta said many of those in attendance mentioned this column!

My husband and I stopped by Wednesday night, and tried some soups, salad and grilled cheese goodness. I got a kick out of the grilled cheese croutons. Mehta said the Mac Daddy — a grilled cheese sandwich stuffed with macaroni and cheese — is a big hit here. We took her word for it.

Its menu features five grilled cheese sandwiches, four soups and two salads. There are also combos, breakfast items and desserts. It has online ordering — even an app. For details, visit www.themelt.com.

The Melt fills the former Ben & Jerry’s spot at 500 First St. Hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sundays through Thursdays. On Friday and Saturday nights, it’s open until 10 p.m.


Kaia F.I.T. Davis, a women’s fitness program, is adding a second location in town. In addition to its program at Davis Athletic Club, owner Tiffany Filbert secured a space at 912 Fifth St., behind Baciarini’s Martial Arts. She hopes to have it open by Jan. 6.

I’ve tried it, and the functional intense training regimen is an awesome workout. Boot camp classes attract all levels, and help build strength and stamina. The program encourages clean, healthy eating. Sessions are purchased in six- or five-week blocks. Visit www.kaiafitdavis.com for more information.


Davis Smiles Dentistry, part of Pacific Dental Services, plans to open on Dec. 27 at 4515 Fermi Place, Suite 106, operations manager Kelli Wilkerson said. There will be one dentist, Sergio Vicuña, and one hygienist.

Beach Hut Deli is also under construction in the center, which is across from Target. Its website says it’s scheduled to open on Monday, Nov. 25, but I don’t have confirmation.

— Wendy Weitzel is a freelance writer and editor in Davis. Her column runs on most Sundays. Her Comings & Goings Facebook page has frequent updates. If you know about a business coming or going in the area, contact Wendy at [email protected].

Wendy Weitzel

Wendy Weitzel

Wendy Weitzel is a longtime journalist and Davis resident. She is a former managing editor of The Davis Enterprise, working there from 1998-2008. She has written her Comings & Goings business column since 2001. Today, she does freelance writing, editing, marketing and design.
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