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[Photograph: Nick Kindelsperger]

As a BLT should, the Green BLT Sandwich ($8) at Honky Tonk BBQ has a range of contrasting flavors and textures: soft bun, salty and crisp bacon, creamy garlic mayo. The fried green tomato adds a bit of tartness, with a cornmeal batter that stays adhered in order to provide some crunch. Serving it as two small sandwiches should make it easier to eat, but the mixed greens that replace lettuce do not stay put on the sandwich. It's this L component that misses the mark, adding nothing but a few nutrients.

The sandwich comes with extra garlic mayo, but I took my server's advice and tried adding garlic mustard BBQ sauce, which is an excellent idea.

Honky Tonk BBQ

Honky Tonk BBQ

  • Pilsen

1800 S Racine Ave at W 18th St Chicago IL 60608 3122267427

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