I've done it again.
I've neglected my blog for too long, and in the meantime, lots and lots has happened.
The problem: when so much has happened, the idea of writing about it overwhelms me.
For starters, Simon and I travelled to Atlanta to attend my brother's celebration of his marriage.
Also, the Holy Cross Planning Committee held a meeting and announced that our little cul-de-sac may one day become a through-street.
My oldest cat, Georgie, broke her paw.
And the house-buying has officially become a time-consuming, intimidating, paper-worky chore.
Because I don't particularly feel like delving into any of the above, I will instead share this picture of what may possibly be my second favorite sandwich of all time. It's a "BLT" made using a deep-fried softshell crab, Alan Benton's incredible Bacon, organic local lettuce, and buttery-crispy-soft-chewy bread. Oh, and a homemade aioli. Madness. Check out the fries, too. Them's some real fries, Belgian-style, in a paper cone. When I ate these goods, I thick with salt and happiness all day. You, too, can have one at Luke. The atmosphere is a bit too uptown for me, and not enough neighborhood-y. Also, the mini-ketchup is pretentious and wasteful.
But the sandwich...Also on my list of favorite sandwiches of all time:
1.) Cochon de lait po-boy (Walker's BBQ--at Jazz Fest)
2.) Vietnamese po-boy (Chargrilled chicken, with homemade mayo at Pho Tau Bay; the BEST fusion-food, IMO, EVER.)
3.) My mom's BLT (with Miracle Whip and peanut-butter; don't knock it until you've tried it!)--tied with Luke's BLT (for Mom's BLT's undeniably-strong nostalgia-factor).
4.) The fried shrimp po-boy with "Wow Sauce" from Verti Marte.
I have not yet had a burger worthy of listing here. I mean it. Some would say that Port of Call makes the best burgers, but I just don't get how a great burger can possibly be great if it is not accompanied by french fries. Impossible! Honestly, my favorite is probably Wendy's Jr. Cheeseburger Deluxe.
Anyway, I apologize to my vegetarian friends for this meat-heavy entry. Perhaps one reason I felt compelled to write it is that Simon and I have decided to cut pork out of our diet, and I am mourning BLTs. And the cochon de lait poboy...
We decided to cut out pork, and to cut down on our meat consumption in general because I learned that meat farming and corn-production are major contributors to our wetlands-loss. (I can't now find the original article where I read this.)
Any vegetarian readers eager to share a veggie sandwich recipe, by all means, do.