A Sandwich a Day: BLT at TasteBuds

A Sandwich a Day

A new sandwich every day.

In this great city of ours, one could eat a different sandwich every day of the year—so that's what we'll do. Here's A Sandwich a Day, our daily look at sandwiches around New York. Got a sandwich we should check out? Let us know. —The Mgmt.


[Photograph: Dave Katz]

There's so much pleasure in a BLT. This simple combination of ingredients is such a good menu standby, and a useful barometer of the overall quality of a sandwich shop. The rendition (6.95) at newly-opened TasteBuds lies within sight of top-notch. The bacon was chewy-crisp and smoky, the tomato was ripe (though will probably be better in a month), and the reb bibb lettuce was undeniably fresh. Sourdough bread, admittedly cut a bit too thick, came slathered with smoked paprika mayonnaise from Empire Mayonnaise, an excellent addition to the warm and already smoky bacon. It's a sandwich within sight of BLT greatness; we just wish the bread was slightly thinner.


736 Franklin Avenue, Brooklyn, 11238 (map) 347-435-0076