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BLT, Olympic Island Restaurant

F***in' near-perfect awesomeness in sandwich form.


This is probably THE BEST BLT I have ever had. No, the bacon is not a fancy-pants bacon Nueske's or Benton's bacon. The tomatoes, while fresh, flavorful, and juicy, are probably not heirloom. And the lettuce, though amazingly crisp and cool, is just plain ol' iceberg and not some precious designer lettuce. But sometimes* you just want the archetypical version of a BLT. And this is it.


It's a riot of crispness all around. The bread is toasted to an almost crunchy deep golden state. There's just enough lettuce on there but not too much. And the tomato is just juicy enough but not so watery that it sogs anything down. It, and the mayo, lends just the right amount of squishiness to the affair.


We wandered into this place by accident the first or second year we visited Wildwood, and now we make it a point to stop in when we ride bikes past it every year.


*OK, for me, most of the time that's what I want.

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Taken on September 4, 2011