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a classic BLT sandwich
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The needs-no-introduction traditional BLT is an obvious choice for a simple and satisfying lunch. We recommend our spicy spin on the classic, featuring cilantro and chipotle peppers. If all you do to own this sandwich is whip up your own “artisan” mayo or crisp up the most perfect bacon this world has ever known, we’ll be satisfied.

The BLT isn’t just a sandwich, it’s a preparation. Mussels happily bask in a broth of tomatoes, bacon and arugula, and the concept transitions seamlessly into a crisp, smoky grilled pizza (provided you possess the must-have tool that makes easy grilled pizza possible).

There’s no better time of year to enjoy a BLT — snap up a few über-ripe summer tomatoes, select your greens of choice and do whatever it takes to get that bacon crunchy (and we mean it about the homemade mayo — you’ll never go back) and set yourself up for meaty success this week. Unless you wish to anger the pork deities, that is.