Queso fundido means “melted cheese” in Spanish and is the burly cousin of Velveeta-laden chili con queso (queso as we know it). The beer or tequila is optional. I love the flavor, but feel free to substitute water. Mexican cheeses are available at many supermarkets, but Monterey Jack melts just as nicely.
Much of the staff includes formerly incarcerated women transitioning to life beyond bars. This is a restaurant full of happy people — people happy to have jobs and people happy to have their prime-rib sandwiches back.