Living in the little village of Whipholt (approximately 13 miles straight east of Walker), my husband and I don’t have much of a back yard, per say. But every year, my husband uses what little backyard we have to plant a few tomato plants. Once the tomatoes have been planted, I then begin to scour the Super One ads each week for bacon coupons and sales. We do our best to stock up for what we refer to as “The BLT Season”. When our tomato plants begin to “bear fruit”, we rarely eat anything BUT homemade BLTs. When it is not “The BLT Season”, I love to order BLT’s from some of our local restaurants. If you can’t tell, I like to think of myself as something of a BLT connoisseur.
If you are fortunate enough to visit the Leech Lake area, you may want to try some of our fabulous and diverse local dining establishments. When it comes to local options, I am very torn between two BLT’s. The Lucky Moose in Walker makes a BLT with a garlic mayo that is like nothing I have ever had. (And make sure you say “hi” to Dawn and Matt! Tell them that “O-Baby” sent you!) And if you are “Lucky” enough to go to the Lucky Moose on a Thursday, they have half off appetizers and usually have a meat raffle to support our youth hockey teams…GO WOLVES!
The 502 at the Chase on the Lake, also in Walker, has a really amazing cranberry wild rice bread that they use for their BLTs. I have been told, but cannot confirm, that you can actually purchase a loaf of their bread! And it is great fun to sit on the outdoor deck and patio area at the 502 and enjoy gorgeous views of Walker Bay of Leech Lake. Keep in mind that you can boat right up to the 502 and park your boat at the public docks.
I really think it will be my mission for 2018 to try ALL of the BLT’s in the area. I am certain that I have not had ALL of the BLT’s in the area, so if I am missing a good one, please share your favorites! Note: I am trying to talk my darling hubby into having a raised salad garden this year, but so far…no luck!
Who wrote this blog? Heather Hauser