Bacon-heavy St. Louis sandwich earns TV nod -

Bacon-heavy St. Louis sandwich earns TV nod

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- St. Louis' famed Crown Candy Kitchen may be best-known for its thick malts, but its BLT sandwich will have a national TV audience.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch  reports that the Travel Channel's Adam Richman has picked Crown Candy's "Heart-Stopping BLT" as a contender for the nation's best sandwich. The program "Best Sandwich in America" will feature the St. Louis favorite in an episode airing 8 p.m. Wednesday.

The sandwich features 14 pieces of bacon -- at least. About 125 of the sandwiches are served daily.

It's Richman's second visit to Crown Candy Kitchen. He took the "malt challenge" for his "Man vs. Food" show in 2008 and tried to drink five malts in 30 minutes. Richman made it through 4 1/2 before getting sick.

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