For the first time in my life...I was almost bacon-ed out.
The Bacon Takedown at Brooklyn's The Bell House (which is becoming one of my favorite new venues) was pretty epic: 21 savory and sweet treats all showcasing the smoky and salty flavors of the candy of the meat world. Instead of taking you through all of the entries, I'll just give you some of the highlights. Honestly, I don't even know how I survived having one of the most severe cases of the itis...ever.
It was super crowded in there, man. We wanted our bacon!
Even though it looked crowded, the food was obtained quickly. I basically piled my food on my plate (s), said a quick Hi-De-Do to the contestants, and forged on.
I know, kids. I don't like goat milk either. But this is proabably one of the best things I've ever tasted. Candied bacon. Smooth goat's milk avocado gelato. Creamy. Salty. Rich. Decadent, with only a hint of sweetness, and a tiny bit of tang from the goat's milk.
I must know what I'm talking about, because this girl won the whole shebang.
My aching paper plate, resplendent with the sheen of my porky payload. There was some bacon macaroni in an intense tomato sauce, bacon rice crispy treats with cinnamon-sugar apples, apples fried in bacon fat with candied bacon and maple cream, prune bacon cake with fried basil leaves, bacon pralines, pulled pork sandwiches BRAISED in bacon...
Not to mention....
Candied Pig in a Fig.
I can't make this up, folks.
And yes. It was delicious.
Here are even more piggy pictures from one of my fave sites that keep me in the food loop: Metromix!