BLTs are one of my top restaurant orders: toasted bread, ripe tomatoes, refreshing iceberg lettuce, a slather of mayo, and a layer of crisp, greasy bacon. It can't be messed up, but of course, it can get a few alterations—like candied bacon and tomato jam!
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BLTs are one of my top restaurant orders: toasted bread, ripe tomatoes, refreshing iceberg lettuce, a slather of mayo, and a layer of crisp, greasy bacon. It can't be messed up, but of course, it can get a few alterations. Like candied bacon and tomato jam.
"The Elvis" is a grilled sandwich oozing out peanut butter, bananas, and bacon. People unfamiliar with it blanch when they discover what the ingredients are, but one bite proves the combination to be fit for a king.
Notes: I have 2-waffle iron, with relatively deep grooves. I pour 1 heaping 1/4 cup of batter into each square. Recipe should yield 8 waffles. Waffle recipe adapted from Bon Appétit Ham and Cheese Waffles. Welsh rarebit must be served...
Uncle Uber's Sammich Shop in Dallas's Deep Ellum neighborhood hasn't been open very long, but over the last few months they've managed to make some serious, er, sammiches. Nomenclature aside, you should order Uncle Uber's Goat Cheese and Bacon ($6.29). The applewood smoked bacon and slices of cucumber and avocado give it a fresh taste, almost reminiscent of a BLT, but then you have that thick, rich layer of goat cheese that makes it far more substantial than its BLT cousin.
It may not come from the Milk Truck, and it may not have any unusual cheese combination, but the grilled cheese sandwich at Westville West (one of three Westville establishments on the island) can certainly hold its own against New York's other melty sandwich options.
The promise of New Orleans-style sandwiches is what drew me into Cheeky's royal blue and white storefront; the promise of a Southern-style biscuit topped with a "slab-of-bacon" is what ultimately decided my meal.
The Griddled Cheese Sandwich ($14) at Five Points is a jaw-stretcher, and at least half of it is thinly-sliced apples, cooked until just tender but not mushy. The double smoked bacon is thick and meaty, and powerfully flavorful; it would be fantastic in a BLT, but here, it fights with the apples, aged cheddar, and grainy mustard for attention.
How can one resist ordering this item off a menu? Two of our favorite, most indulgent foods...between two slices of bread? It doesn't seem that one can go wrong with a honey-glazed bacon and brie sandwich ($6.95).