A Sandwich a Day: Fried Green Tomato BLT from Loveless Cafe in Nashville

A Sandwich a Day

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Loveless Cafe started out in the 1950s as a motel that sold fried chicken and biscuits from the front door to travelers who ate it on the picnic tables out front. They've gradually grown, changed ownership, and become more touristy over the years but still serve some pretty good Southern food in Nashville, and perhaps the best Fried Green Tomato BLT.

The cornmeal crust coating each thick slice of slightly acidic green tomato busts apart as you bite into the sandwich, combining with the salty bacon, lettuce, mayo, and golden brown toast for a close to perfect balance of texture and flavors.

Try the biscuits while you're there, too. That shouldn't be hard since they arrive at the table the moment you sit down.

Loveless Cafe

8400 Highway 100, Nashville, TN 37221-4012 (map); 818-980-8555