Van Horn Sandwich Shop's Vegetarian B.L.T. Replaces B. with Sweet P.
Is it just us or does this PLT look like a smiling face with a tongue hanging out?
Having conquered the mightyburger
, vegetarians across the city might want to expand their quest for good meatless versions of traditionally fleshy sandwiches. Such bold folk would do well to start withVan Horn Sandwich Shop
, which has a meat-free BLT on the menu. Now, just what faceless food stands in for the "B," you might ask?
Sweet "P" goodness
Van Horn's BLT is actually a Sweet PLT, and the Sweet "P" is ... any guesses? Sweet potato. The starchy, sweet root vegetables are sliced thin and deep-fried to browned crisps for those who like their fakin' bacon crispy. And a few of the thicker slices stay moist and chewy, giving the sandwich a good, meaty texture. Anyone who's ever had potato pizza can attest to the fact that starch-on-starch is a particularly satisfying sin. In addition to the sweet "P," big lettuce leaves and thick slices of beefsteak tomato are layered on top of a bready sesame-seed hamburger bun, enlivened with a healthy schmear of mayo. All that goodness is hard to keep from squeezing out the sides of this two-hander. Not to worry: You get a fork and knife to finish the job with.
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