|Our State magazine July 2013 issue featuring Merritt's Store and Grill.|
|Marcia at the side of Merritt's Store and Grill.|
Robin Britt and her husband Bob own this Store, and it was she who greeted us as we entered. She explained that we ordered at one place, waited until the sandwich was ready while we selected our drinks from the cooler and then moved to the other side of the store to pay at the cash register. So we got in line and both ordered the single B.L.T. (they come in three sizes single, double, triple---based on the number of layers of bacon, lettuce and tomato) between two slices of homemade sour dough bread.
|Their BLT's come in three sizes.|
|Long line of customers waiting for their favorite sandwiches.|
I must say it is one of the best, if not the best, B.L.T.'s I have ever eaten. And for my drink I chose an old-fashioned Cheerwine in a glass bottle with the metal cap. They have an old-fashioned bottle opener mounted near the door.
|Cheerwine in old-fashioned glass bottle with metal cap.|
The store, at one time an Esso station, is now just a country store that is well-known for its sandwiches, particularly the B.L.T. Sometimes on Saturdays, there is live music in a corner of the store.
After sharing my experience with my dear husband, my son, and my grandson, they are all ready to go with me the next time I head over for a B.L.T. Best Kept Secret no more, not in our family.