This past Friday, Danny and Brownie, separately, went to Mei Li Wah for pork buns and such delectable delicacies. I, meanwhile, was stuck in the office, left to think about them enjoy themselves. I had to console myself somehow, I considered a grilled cheese, but upon arrival at 'wichcraft, I noticed 'tis was the season for bacon.
Brownie and I share many things, including the love of the pig. They're cute when alive and tasty when fried. I am also a connoisseur of sorts of the BLT; many drunken nights ended at Northwood (my local 24-hour deli) and other delis asking for BLTs. A favorite memory is when Silly decided to take our half eaten sandwich, throw it back in the paper bag, and toss it behind us, down the street. All was funny until I realized, the next morning, my full pack of smokes was in that bag. But anyway, back to the piggies.
'wichcraft's BLT is phenomenal. The tomatoes are from the Greenmarket, juicy, sweet, and ripe. The lettuce was crisp and fresh. The bacon could have been meatier, and I could have gotten more, but the amount I had was moderate enough. The sandwich didn't travel as well as I wanted it to; the mayo made the underside a bit soggy, so it's best to eat this at the restaurant. For the freshness and quality, I believe this is worth the price. It wasn't anything spectacular, but it's definitely better than the standard deli BLT.
For dessert, since I didn't have Brownie, I indulged in tree nuts. I wanted some cupcakes, but they were out, and I had spotted the last piece of pecan coffee cake. A rung better than store bought coffee cake, it could have used more pecans throughout. The only time I got to eat some was munching on that corner. The rest was almost completely devoid of nuts. The cake was moist and tasty though, and the topping was sugary crunchy. If it were 50¢ to $1 cheaper, I'd consider it worth it, but for $3, not so much.
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