Bacon’s not just for your morning routine anymore. Though traditionally served with eggs and sausage as part of a full breakfast, over the past few years, bacon dishes (and drinks!) have been showing up at all times of day, ranging everything from creative salads to thirst-quenching cocktails.
Salt-cured, crispy and delicious, there are endless ways to enjoy this savory delight. Here are a few of our current favorite bacon dishes:
BACON DISHES WE LOVE
1. BACON & EGGS – The Backroom at Moody’s (Boston)
The Backroom at Moody’s serves up a delicious pasta dish called “Bacon & Eggs,” a bacon bolognese (meat) sauce withblack pepper pasta and a luscious poached egg.
No proper brunch spread is complete without a few slices of crunchy bacon. 25 Lusk in SF crisps up some of the best — great alongside scrambled eggs, omelettes or even pancakes.
The Kale & Escarole salad at ROOT in Philadelphia comes with crumbled egg, bacon and breadcrumbs, all tossed in Caesar dressing.
The Pig in Washington D.C. shakes up a “Pig Bloody” (Mary), a bacon-infused take on the brunch favorite nearly making it a meal itself. And don’t miss the “Bacon Old Fashioned,” a savory twist on a classic cocktail, made with bacon-washed bourbon, maple syrup and bitters.
The Chef’s Favorite Burger at Plan Check Kitchen + Bar is made with bacon two ways, cheese two ways, a sunny fried egg, hot sauce and ketchup leather — a creative take on the favorite tomato-based condiment.
Using local produce, The Marshal delivers a wood oven mac n’ cheese for the table — a savory mix of corkscrew pasta with thick-cut bacon and Pennsylvania Swiss cheese.
The Smoked Trout BLT at Sink Swim in Chicago is anything but an ordinary bacon-lettuce-and-tomato sandwich, combining smoky fish, crunchy bacon and a light, bright tartar sauce.
Post 390 in Boston puts its own twists on the classic sammie, layering grilled Sriracha pork belly, arugula, tomato jam and avocado between fresh sourdough slices for it’s BLT & A Sandwich.
The assorted toasts at Vernick Food & Drink in Philadelphia come topped with delectable combos, including Maryland crab, avocado and spicy radish, plus a meat-lover’s favorite with peas and bacon.
The Sinclair in Boston features a Berries + Bacon + Fluff waffle — complete with Marshmallow Fluff, fresh berries and savory bacon — as part of their fun brunch waffle bar.
In LA, Manhattan Beach Post bakes up fresh bacon cheddar buttermilk biscuits and serves them with a side of creamy maple butter.
Add a side of crisp, house-cured bacon to your brunch spread at Locanda in SF, perfect next to a stack of lemon-ricotta pancakes, hashbrowns or a fresh bagel with all the trimmings.
The Chopped Steakhouse Salad from R2L in Philadelphia is a hearty mix of romaine lettuce, bacon, olives and blue cheese.