We've talked about all things cozy and homey. Enough of that. You'll find no kittens, no Christmas decorations, no warm fuzzies in this post. It's about Bacon. On January 2, 2000 (really - I remember the date), I went with a group of friends (including David) on a one-day culinary tour of Kansas City. We were to have lunch at a place called The Peanut. Some of the group had been before, but this was my first time. We arrived at the back side of a seedy looking old bar. We filed in past the stinky garbage cans and past the grungy looking kitchen. We found a large table in the tiny bar and sat down on chairs that were leaking stuffing through their torn vinyl seats. Really? We're eating here? I began to wonder what I had gotten myself into. Everyone ordered BLT's despite there being a few other things on the menu. We had come for the BLT's. The guys probably had wings, but that was before my wing-eating days. I looked around at the decor - very eclectic in a way that only 65 years in the same location can provide. Old pin up posters, bicycles, signs, you name it, it was tacked to the walls. Lunch arrived. Suddenly, the world was a better place. The ripped seats and tacky decor faded into the background as I bit into the world's best BLT.
Fast-forward almost 9 years. Yesterday, Todd, Kevin, David, and I set off for KC. Our main (and only) reason for traveling 3 hours? Lunch. Lunch and a short vacation from work. The Peanut did not disappoint. And now, I eat wings. With reckless abandoned. My fingertips and nails were orange with wing sauce for the rest of the day. The BLT was excellent as always. I would have taken a picture to share, but I skipped breakfast so that I would be really ready for lunch. It worked, a little too well. I jumped right into my sandwich and forget to take its picture. I was also going to take a picture of the VIP (ha ha) entrance to The Peanut, but I forgot that too. Next time. :)
As for the title of this post...David told me that once. And he was right! The scale I stepped on yesterday proves it.