A Sandwich a Day: Green BLT Sandwich at Honky Tonk BBQ

A Sandwich a Day

Reviews of Chicago sandwiches.

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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.