Find one of the city’s best sandwiches at Bohanan’s Bar

Bohanan's BLT
Kurobuta BLT at Bohanan’s Bar is one of the city’s best sandwiches

Leave it to Mark Bohanan to elevate a diner staple into one of the best sandwiches in the city. It’s the Kurobuta BLT, served at the bar downstairs from his steakhouse.

What’s Kurobuta pork? It’s kind of the equivalent of Wagyu beef in the pork world. The meat comes from Berkshire hogs that have been pampered to develop well marbled muscles that are filled with amazing flavor.

So this sandwich highlights thickly cut slices of the flavorful bacon, with a few leaves of romaine lettuce, thick slices of juicy heirloom tomatoes (fresh, when they’re in season and hydroponic when it’s not tomato season), a housemade basil aioli, all between thick butter-toasted slices of sourdough bread. And its served on the gorgeous china, with housemade potato chips.

The success of the sandwich comes from Bohanan’s signature attention to detail. As with the steakhouse, every element of the sandwich receives an upgrade from the typical version that you find at lesser restaurants, or throw together quickly at home.

Old Fashioned at Bohanan's Bar
Like the other cocktails at Bohanan’s Bar, the Old Fashioned is spot on.

It’s such an elegant sandwich that it calls out for pairing with a house-crafted cocktail or even a bold red wine. I can vouch for its success with a Moscow Mule or an Old Fashioned.

Other dishes on the lunch menu at Bohanan’s Bar offer a thoughtful approach. If you want to splurge, you can even get a steak at lunch. But to see a BLT presented with this much thought and care is something else, and a true treat.

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