PBLT – Perch, Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato at the Delta Diner

March 5, 2010 7:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

If there is a heaven and you arrive at the pearly gates around lunchtime, it’s likely they’ll be serving the PBLT from the Delta Diner. This heaping hunk of a sandwich is simple in concept but gargantuan in flavor. I’m salivating just thinking about this spectacular sammy.

The Delta Diner is a fun little spot in the middle of the northern Wisconsin woods with a quirky menu and amazingly attentive staff. They have quite a few bacon items on the menu but I opted to test out the PBLT (Perch – a local freshwater fish, Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato) sandwich for this taste test.

I hesitate to be so bold, but on first bite the PBLT joined my all-time sandwich top five. The perch was fried with a light and tasty batter, the tomatoes were perfectly ripe, the lettuce was from-the-garden fresh, the bread lightly toasted, the secret sauce tangy, and the bacon – heavenly. The three think and perfectly cooked strips of bacon were smoked locally from Ashland, Wisconsin’s Sixth Street Market and some of the best bacon I’ve ever tasted…and I’ve tasted a heck of a lot of bacon. Lucky for me I live a few blocks for the Sixth Street Market — look for a profile of their bacon in the near future.

Bottom line, if you’re ever in Northern Wisconsin or Minnesota make your way to the Delta Diner. I hear there’s a bacon steak there that is a bacon lover’s dream come true. I’m grabbing my car keys now to go give it a try…

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