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How many times have you attempted to answer your craving for bacon by ordering a BLT sandwich while out at a restaurant only to be bitterly disappointed by the presence of two measly pieces of bacon, way too much lettuce, and the equivalent of an entire tomato stacked between two pieces of soggy bread? I mean, a BLT -- bacon, lettuce, tomato. A sandwich that consists of simple ingredients but is so often assembled in a way that makes you wonder whether the bacon should be relegated to the end of the line. Rather than ordering a BLT, you'd be ordering an LTB because the bacon is added last, thrown in there because it just looks like something's missing.
A BLT should be made up of 50% bacon, 25% lettuce, and 25% tomato. That's right. You heard me. The amount of bacon should equal the amount of lettuce PLUS the amount of tomato. When you bite into the sandwich, there should be no doubt in your mind that the bacon is the star of the show. The crunch. The crispness. The salty goodness. The bacon should lead you into the full experience of the sandwich, with the supporting roles left to the cool lettuce and the fresh, juicy tomato. By the time you've cleared the plate, you should be satisfied to the point of worry because you allowed yourself to eat so much bacon.
Quite simply, a BLT should look like this. (Okay, maybe, in this case, the majority of the sandwich is bacon... But is that really such a problem?)
You can find this mega piece of heaven on earth at The Triple Crown Ale House & Restaurant on Seventh Avenue. And the bonus? It's only $7.95. I discovered it back in May when I met up with my friend Kym (of Lehigh Dinner Club fame) for dinner before going to see Ricky Gervais at The Theater at Madison Square Garden.
Bacon and Ricky Gervais. It was a good night.
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