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does anyone know where to find a good blt in the city?

maggiemay May 24, 2007 01:08 PM

You know, like the kind they have in New York City. In San Francisco or better yet near Castro? Thanks!

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    leaht Aug 2, 2007 12:39 PM

    The BLT at Toast in Noe Valley is excellent. Crisp bacon, thin slices of tomato (not runny) and they add avocado.

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      katya Aug 1, 2007 04:40 PM

      I've had a good one at Birley's in the FiDi.

      My very favorite (actually a BLTA; the A is for avocado) is at Caffe Intermezzo in Berkeley. I get the half BLTA and half salad, and each of those halves is equal to a whole in most places.

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        bubblet4me Aug 1, 2007 06:18 PM

        Intermezzo also has the most yummy PBB&H. Peanut Butter Banana and Honey for the vegetarian in your life.

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          katya Aug 2, 2007 03:28 PM

          Love Caffe Intermezzo's poppyseed dressing on their salad, too.

      2. bubblet4me Jul 31, 2007 11:21 AM

        I like Max's Cafe near Union Square. I know it's a sort of lowbrow place to dine but I like the BLT&A with avacado.

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          maggiemay Jul 30, 2007 03:45 PM

          Hi again -- So far I have tried Taylors (ok - the bacon was a bit chewy) and tygers, which was excellent. this weekend I will try the ferry market and report back. I am going for the authentic blt -- (no trout, advocado or goat cheese - no offense).

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          1. re: maggiemay
            sfbecky Jul 30, 2007 04:21 PM

            Try the Hayes St Grill BLT while you're at the Ferry farmers mkt...heaven

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            poulet_roti May 24, 2007 08:34 PM

            I've had a pretty good BLT at Myth Cafe - they added melted cheddar cheese which was better than I had suspected.

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              pane May 25, 2007 02:43 PM

              All respect to poulet_roti--I love me some BLTs, but I have to say that the one at Myth stands out as the worst I've had in SF. It's huge and the bread was too thick and too hard--it's almost a little painful to eat. It's really pretty and impressive to look at, but I like more of a diner-style BLT I suppose. I like Tyger's.

            2. cafecreme May 24, 2007 08:23 PM

              I love BLT's--from bad diner versions to the upscale (or even vegan) kind. There is one at Chow on Church Street, though I confess I haven't actually had it. It's not always on the menu (they do recurring daily lunch specials). I had a great one at Market at the Ferry Building--not near the Castro, though.

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                The Dive May 25, 2007 02:01 PM

                I like the Chow BLT (they often add avocado), but like any BLT, the quality of the tomatoes make or break it.

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                  Morton the Mousse May 25, 2007 02:04 PM

                  Agreed, which is why a truly great BLT is basically nonexistent this time of year. Come Summer, I'll be eating two a week.

              2. Euonymous May 24, 2007 07:13 PM

                I like the BLT they make at Tyger's quite a bit. They use a wonderful applewood-smoked bacon and will cook it to order.

                Chenery at Diamond in Glen Park
                San Francisco, CA, 94131
                (415) 239-4060

                1. bernalgirl May 24, 2007 01:41 PM

                  I used to love the BLT on whole grain at Crossroads Cafe near the Embarcadero (and around the corner from their partner, Delancey Street). Nice garden, too.

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                    margieco May 24, 2007 01:14 PM

                    My favorite BLT in SF is at Just For You. Great quality bacon and fresh baked bread.

                    on 22nd street by 3rd in Potrero.

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                      farmersdaughter May 24, 2007 01:15 PM

                      How is the food at Just For You, in general?

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                        margieco May 24, 2007 01:18 PM

                        I really like it. standouts are the beigneits and cole slaw. I like getting breakfast items w/ grits and cinnamon raisin toast; lunch things (like crab cake sandwiches!) with coleslaw.
                        I don't think I've eve been disappointed w/ a meal there.
                        Oh! cash only.

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