BLT and pinot noir at Juicy Wine Co.
BACON JUICE BLTs are supposed to be all about the tomatoes, and they’re supposed to be made when those tomatoes are so ripe and juicy that the bacon, lettuce and mayo only serve as backup. But tomatoes like that are nonexistent in the middle of winter, which is why at Juicy Wine Co.’s Tuesday night BLT and pinot noir promotion, it’s all about the pork. The sandwich is made using two hefty slices of Red Hen sandwich bread, a pile of crunchy lettuce and some decent tomato slices, but none of that manages to make a dent in the intensely smoky, addictively salty thick-cut bacon from Benton’s. To celebrate the sandwich, Juicy owner Rodney Alex is offering every bottle of pinot noir at half price that night. He claims that pinot and bacon just have an affinity for one another, and that’s hard to argue with: the wine is ripe and juicy where the tomatoes are not. 694 N Milwaukee Ave at Huron St (312-492-6620).