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Who makes a great BLT sandwich?

Vic Mar 8, 2004 03:50 PM

In a huge city like this, there has to be someone who does an exemplary job with a basic like a bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich.

Your recommendations, please.

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    bigskulls Mar 8, 2004 04:00 PM

    well, I've always been partial to the BLT at Eisenberg's, on 5th ave and 22nd. In addition to a great tuna sandwich, their BLT is excellent as well, and the atmosphere is certainly unique. You've really got to like bacon for this one -- its not a BLT that displays alot of "balance." That, a lemonade and a bag of chips will set you back about $7, as I remember. I work too far away now to go often, but whenever I am going to Paragon I stop by there for lunch.

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    1. re: bigskulls
      RGR Mar 8, 2004 04:43 PM

      I have to disagree about the BLT at Eisenberg's. Although there was plenty of bacon (which I like), the strips were on the cold side instead of hot and crispy. Out-of-season tomatoes were totally tasteless, and there was way too much lettuce. Perhaps they do better with other types of sandwiches, but this one was a real disappointment.

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        mrnyc Mar 8, 2004 09:36 PM

        tuna sandwich and a lime rickey is what you want at EISENBERG'S. my kind of power lunch.

        a great if not totally traditional take on the blt is to be found at TEA&SYMPATHY. outstanding super thick bread and that brit style bacon (that we would call fried ham). it's just 100% delicious.

      2. re: bigskulls
        Evan Mar 8, 2004 04:49 PM

        I really like the BLT at Penelope's on 30th and Lex. Good balance of Bacon to Lettuce/Tomatoes and good bread. I've also heard good things about the BLT with fried green tomatoes at Blue Smoke for lunch. I love their bacon, so can imagine the sandwich being really good.

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        deena Mar 8, 2004 05:03 PM

        Try Chat 'n Chew. They do very well with classic fare like this, their mac'n cheese is good too. I think there may be more than one location by now. The one I went to was in the west teens, sorry don't have the exact address, but you can find it easily.

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          marrgaret Mar 9, 2004 08:58 AM

          warning, they load a huge amount of bacon onto this sandwich. to eat it as a sandwich, i have to take most of it off. then i eat the bacon separately.

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            KRS Mar 9, 2004 09:30 AM

            A couple of years ago, NYMag. gave an ecstatic review of the BLT at the Chat 'n' Chew on 16th St. east of Union Square. I tried it, and it was dreadful, at least on that occasion -- cold, dry, on nearly burned tasteless bread, bacon way overcooked, etc., etc.

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            Camille G Mar 8, 2004 05:42 PM

            i like to get a blt at mchale's on 46th when i'm not in the mood for their great but gargantuan burger. their blt is loaded up with yummy, crispy bacon.

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              chainsaw Mar 9, 2004 06:10 PM

              Kitchen 82 on the Upper east side has a pretty good one, they grilled the bread instead of toasted it which I though was a nice touch. Nice triple decker ordeal. Good with a hangover and a bloody mary.

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