How can anyone NOT enjoy BLT?
Ok. So maybe I’m not a professional BLT magic maker in the strictest sense of the word professional. A professional BLT magic maker is a good-hearted line cook who sneaks extra bacon into your sandwich. I’m just an enthusiast. A professional enthusiast… can we leave it at that?
And yet, at Melvin's, you'll find the very best BLT in Austin. The bread is crispy yet toasted, the tomato is also crisp and juicy, the bacon is piled high (also crispy yet succulent). As the great sandwichologist Albert Einstein once observed, "Things should be made as simple as possible but not simpler." The key is to do everything necessary to coax its elements to collective greatness without getting in the way of the simplicity of their expressions.
Melvin's BLT is, in my opinion, perfectly designed. The toast is slightly brown. The bacon layers are sizable and the tomato is the perfect additional without overdoing it.
Here's one thing I learned - whatever you do, cook bacon with a shirt on...or a bib. Don’t come home from yoga, take your shirt off, and cook bacon in your sports bra and think that’s a good idea because I’ll tell you what… hot bacon fat comes atcha fast. I know. I know.
Visti Melvin's and let us know what you think!
Melvin's Deli Comfort
501 E 53rd St., Austin, TX 78751