BETA Sandwich

This morning in the Los Angeles Times, Patrick Goldstien wrote a column about bad food at movie theaters. One of the topics was about the responsibilities of the theater owners to provide healthy food. An owner’s representative commented that they have tried in the past, first with air poppers and later with things like granola bars. Both efforts failed because the movie going public did not want to have anything to do with healthy food at the movies.

I don’t think it is the responsibility of the theater owners or any other retailer of food to be leading the charge to healthier food. I do think that they need to follow and pay attention to trends and changes as they occur. The air popper may have failed, but the preponderance of evidence and the massive amounts of people changing their life choices to healthier eating habits is now upon us. I can sympathize with the retailer that has to be the first. How would you be certain that something new will work? Customers don’t often demand healthier choices to your face, they just stop coming to your place of business. It means that there has to be a certain amount of mind reading and newspaper reading to judge what people really want. And it’s a gradual process. I don’t expect to see salad bars in theater lobbies any time soon but I am certainly thankful for the bottled water that is now available.

Here is a respite from all of that healthy eating. Bacon anyone?

Makes 2 Bacon, Egg, Tomato and Arugula sandwiches


  • 6 Pieces Really Good Bacon, no junk in it
  • 4 Pieces Sourdough Toast
  • 1 Fresh Tomato, sliced
  • 2 Eggs
  • Handful Arugula
  • Mayonnaise


  • Chef’s Knife
  • Non-Stick Pan
  1. Fry the bacon over med-low heat in order to render most of the fat.
  2. When crispy, remove to paper towel covered plate.
  3. Pour off excess grease.
  4. Crack two eggs into pan.
  5. Cook until browning on bottom and flip.
  6. Cook for another minute or so.
  7. Build a sandwich with the eggs, bacon, tomato, arugula and a little mayonnaise.
Again, this is more of a reminder than a recipe. The arugula makes the difference in this classic breakfast sandwich.

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