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Chicago’s Best BLT

November 30, 2010 1:06 PM

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BLT

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With only three ingredients, you may be asking yourself, how different can a BLT be?

Any BLT lover knows, when it comes to the bacon, lettuce, and tomato combo, all BLTs aren’t created equal. Here are some of the best BLT sandwiches in Chicago.

Have a BLT favorite we missed? Tell us where to find it below.

Wilde Bar & Restaurant

3130 N Broadway St
Chicago IL 60657
www.wildechicago.com

A BLT with a touch of sophistication is what you’ll find at Wilde Bar & Restaurant. Cozy up with a pint, a BLT, and a book by their fireplace, or sit with friends in their oversized booths. In Summer months, the Wilde Bar patio is a great place to sit and people watch on the bustling Broadway Avenue. Wherever you sit, the BLT at Wilde Bar & Restaurant is sure to warm your heart. Their grilled BLT consists of homemade maple glazed bacon, served on tuscan bread with black peppercorn mayonnaise.

Brown Sack

3581 West Belden Avenue
Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 661-0675
thebrownsack.com

The Brown Sack, is far from the ordinary sack lunch of grade school. With almost any sandwich you can think of, this local shop is a Logan Square staple. Their BLT is served with crispy bacon, lettuce, tomato, and mayo served on your choice of white, whole wheat or rye bread.

Southport Grocery & Cafe

3552 N. Southport
Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 665-0100
www.southportgrocery.com

Southport Grocery & Cafe is home to creative comfort food. Nothing says comfort food like a BLT. This original sandwich puts a new spin on the traditional BLT. The Southport Grocery & Cafe BLT features bacon, turkey, apples, lettuce, pulped avocado, apricot compote, and mayo on grilled challah bread.

Milk & Honey Cafe

1920 W. Division Street
Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 395.9434
www.milkandhoneycafe.com

Milk & Honey Cafe is known for their gourmet sandwiches, cured meats, grocery items, and pastries. Located in Wicker Park, you can find locals enjoying their BLT fireside in the winter and on their outdoor patio during warmer months. Milk & Honey Cafe serves their BLT with thick-cut bacon, romaine lettuce, tomato, and mayo on toasted Italian bread.

Poag Mahone’s

175 W Jackson Blvd
Chicago, IL
(312) 566-9100
www.poagmahones.com

This grand Chicago favorite features a large oak bar, neighborhood atmosphere, and saloon decor. More than just an ale house, Poag Mahone’s is also a carvery. Serving fresh cut meats, and large portions, it’s no wonder they have some of the best sandwiches in Chicago. Poag’s “Real Turkey BLT Sandwich” is served with sliced fresh roasted turkey breast, crisp bacon, lettuce and tomato on toasted 9 grain bread with side of 1000 island dressing, pickle spear and Poag’s slaw.

Grand River Bar & Grill

3032 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago IL 60657
www.grandriverbar.com

Attention all Michigan State Fans-This is your home away from home for a BLT. Michigan State fan or not, you’re still sure to enjoy the BLT at Grand River Bar & Grill. Their “Milford’s BLT” is loaded with smoked-crispy bacon then topped with lettuce, tomato and mayo on thick Texas-style toast.

Have a BLT favorite we missed? Tell us where to find it below. — Lauren Wulf, CBS Local Chicago

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