Friday, January 21, 2011
#30: The "Heart Stopping BLT" and a Chocolate Malt at Crown Candy Kitchen
By Ian Froeb
on Fri, Jan 21, 2011 at 3:00 PM
The BLT might have had something to do with that.
The "Heart Stopping BLT" contains, by a conservative estimate, an entire pig's worth of bacon. Possibly two pigs. There are a few tomato slices and some lettuce, but, really, this is a bacon lover's dream, crisp slice after crisp slice tucked between plain white toast.
The malt is pefect, sweet and rich, thick enough that you can't give yourself a brain freeze. Unless you try to down five of them in 30 minutes. In which case, your brain -- not to mention your stomach -- is probably impervious to the concerns of mere mortals.
Crown Candy Kitchen
1401 St. Louis Avenue
$7.75 (BLT), $4.50 (malt)I'm counting down -- in no particular order -- 100 of my favorite dishes in St. Louis. Some are well-known, others obscure. Some are expensive, others dirt cheap. All of them, I guarantee, are delicious. Please do not hesitate to share your own favorites via the comments thread.
Previously:#31: Smoked half-chicken at PM BBQ#32: The smoked chicken pizza at Onesto Pizza & Trattoria#33: The baby-back ribs (or the burger) at the Piccadilly at Manhattan#34: Albóndigas caseras con patatas at the Guido's Pizzeria & Tapas#35: The "Sweet Burger" at SweetArt#36: Buffalo fries at Blueberry Hill#37: Tom yum gai at Pearl Café#38: Cassoulet (and Sweetbreads) at Franco#39: The "Papasan Roll" at Miso on Meramec#40: Lasagna at Mama Josephine's#41: The "Bucktown" Pizza at Pi Pizzeria#42: Pla song kruang at Basil Spice Thai Cuisine#43: Chori pollo at Mi Ranchito#44: Pizza at La Pizza#45: Fried chicken at Young's Restaurant & Ice Creamery#46: The Philly Cheesesteak at 9th Street Deli#47: Smoked chicken wings at Flavors BBQ Sports Bar & Grill#48: Coffee and a pastry at 222 Artisan Bakery#49: The torta ahogada at Taqueria Durango#50: The "Morganford Mediterranean" Sandwich at Local Harvest Café & Catering
The famed challenge at Old North St. Louis institution Crown Candy Kitchen dares diners to finish five malts in 30 minutes. Though I detest eating challenges, I confess an admiration for anyone who completes this challenge or even comes close. Given 30 minutes this afternoon, I couldn't finish