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The ALT at the Ace

July 29, 2010 7:59 am · Posted by Nancy Einhart

The Ace Hotel New York has the groundbreaking sandwich shop No. 7 Sub, while the Ace Hotel Palm Springs has King's Highway diner, which isn't known for its sandwiches, but I got one there anyway. Specifically, the Breakfast ALT, which last Saturday called out to me as the perfect food bridge between breakfast and lunch.

Like my beloved BLTAE (pronounced BLT-tay), this BLT tosses egg and avocado into the mix, served on a brioche bun. Given that Ace put the "A" first in the name, I found the avocado on mine somewhat paltry compared to my dining companions', so I asked for extra.

They gave me a bowlful, and I fixed it up quite nicely. See what it looked like before the extra avocado after the break.

In Praise of the BLTAE

June 18, 2009 10:15 am · Posted by Nancy Einhart

I propose that the BLTAE enter our sandwich lexicon pronounced BLT-tay, or for extra sass, BLT-tay-yay. It refers to a BLT with avocado and egg, which I had the pleasure of tasting at Alias Restaurant on my trip to New York.

We chose this brunch spot based solely on its cuteness: a kitschy vintage exterior that contained a chic and casual Clinton Street interior. In the spirit of the Euro Club, the BLT comes with avocado and, if you choose, fried egg. The avo and egg elevate the whole thing from diner fare to elegant decadence. Oh, and the piece de resistance: the grilled bread, which gives it a nice brunchy texture.


Filed under: Eating Out Tagged with: Alias Restaurant, BLTAE, blt, sandwiches, new york