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anniegg Feb 16, 2007 07:14 PM

Many of us have a love affair with bacon, we love it in things, next to things, the thought of it often make our mouths water. I want to know what resturants (LA area) do amazng things with bacon. Breakfast, lunch or dinner. Bring it on!!!

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    bulavinaka Feb 16, 2007 08:10 PM

    I hate to sound redundant, but Rockenwagner's R Bakery on Washington in Mar Vista, and his 3 Square bakery on Abbot Kinney in Venice has two killer baked items. The Bacon Cheddar Twist is a pastry made of pretzel dough with bacon and cheddar cheese twisted into it, then is sprinkled with poppy and sesame seeds and more cheddar cheese, and then is baked. The finished product looks somewhat like a mutated donut twist that is oozing with cheese and bacon, but it tastes great. The other item is a bacon cheese scone. Bacon and cheddar cheese is mixed in with the dough, along with sliced green onions - a nice touch. The dough is cut into triangles and baked. It's obviously more dense and savory. I've had either item for breakfast or lunch. They both go well with salads and soups.

    1. ipsedixit Feb 16, 2007 08:47 PM

      Zip Fusion in downtown LA (on Traction) has a deep fried asparagus wrapped in bacon.

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        kproq323 Feb 16, 2007 09:57 PM

        I just went to the Villiage Idiot last week on Melrose. Had the warm frisee salad with generous bits of smoky bacon, fingerling potatoes, boiled egg and a sherry wine vinaigrette. The bacon definitely made the salad. A must try!

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          AquaW Feb 16, 2007 10:23 PM

          Since you did mention breakfast, lunch or dinner -- it's only appropriate you check out BLD, they have some wondrous bacon dishes.

          I also like Marston's too for my homestyle-ish breakfast bacon-ladened grub.

          ~H.C.
          http://la-oc-foodie.blogspot.com

          1. hrhboo Feb 16, 2007 10:30 PM

            I ADORE the bacon dessert at Providence, and the "pig candy" at Lou.

            1. SauceSupreme Feb 17, 2007 12:29 AM

              AOC has amazing bacon-wrapped dates.
              Joan's on Third makes my favorite club sandwich.

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                cjla Feb 17, 2007 09:39 AM

                Square One.

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                  Dave and Stuff Feb 17, 2007 03:16 PM

                  Best bacon in LA by far is at GRUB in Hollywood. They call it "Sweet and Sassy", and has brown sugar and Cayenne baked into the thickest, tastiest bacon I've ever had.

                  GRUB is on Seward, a couple blocks south of Santa Monica Blvd.

                  1. Jeet Yet Feb 17, 2007 05:51 PM

                    After fie and the wheel, bacon is man's greatest invention. Bacara Resort in SB has the best apple wood smoked bacon. Arguably the best on the planet. Nice and thick. They will cook it extra crispy upon request. It is used generously in many of their lunch items but is best at breakfast in the Spa Cafe.

                    1. PseudoNerd Feb 17, 2007 11:09 PM

                      anything that remotely mentions bacon in passing at Square One

                      warm spinach salad with pancetta and pine nuts at Doughboys (the rendered fat is used in the vinaigrette as well)

                      the Jons on Vermont and Hollywood has a really good "Hungarian"(? I think??) chunk of bacon with spices-- paprika, garlic, cayenne, etc. Keep in mind, however, that when I say "chunk," I do mean CHUNK; it's not pre-sliced in the package.

                      1. Sklarman Feb 17, 2007 11:53 PM

                        This is not about a creative use of bacon; it's just about good G*D*MN bacon. The Griddle Cafe on Sunset just west of Fairfax serves amazing thick-cut applewood-smoked bacon. There's not much else to say. If you like bacon, try it.

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                          djquinnc Feb 18, 2007 08:38 AM

                          I second the Grub bacon - I always insist on newbies to the joint getting an order and I have yet to have a person not go nuts over it, myself included.

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