Bacon certainly makes everything better. Here are five places that are serving up some serious bacon-inspired grub (everything from pad thai to hot dogs). By Carly Petrone.
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Bacon Loves Lobster Roll
With a name like Bar Bacon, it’s pretty hard not to find a delicious bacon-inspired dish at this place. But the thing to order here is definitely the Bacon Loves Lobster Roll. Chunks of Maine lobster mixed with bacon and chive mayo on Amy’s Bread Lobster Brioche? Could you ask for anything better? We think not. Oh, and don’t forget to ask your server about the day’s sweet bacon selections, too.
Good Morning Dog
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If you’re looking for something other than the tradition bacon, egg, and cheese on a roll for breakfast then head over to Crif Dogs and order up the Good Morning. This bacon wrapped dog is smothered with melted cheese and a fried egg, making it a perfect meal on the go. You can even add more bacon as a topping if you really want to go for it. Pair it with some chili cheese fries and it’ll be the best $10 you’ve ever spent.
Mac n’ Cheese
Mac n’ cheese lovers should make their way to The Brooklyn Star for their version that comes with smokey bits of bacon. It’s cooked in an iron skillet so when it arrives at your table, it will most likely still be bubbling over with gooey goodness. The cheese is sharp and creamy and the breadcrumb topping gives it the crunch it needs for texture perfection. You can grab this dish at brunch or dinner – or should we say brunch and dinner? We won’t judge.
Crispy Oyster-Bacon Pad Thai
When you think of bacon, you don’t immediately think of pad thai. However, Talde is serving up Crispy Oyster-Bacon Pad Thai with fried egg and peanuts and we’re certainly not complaining. Spice it up with a few shakes of house hot sauce or pickled pepper sauce and sit back and enjoy. The crispiness of the fried oysters mixed with the smokiness of the bits of bacon makes it the perfect noodle combination.