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phx - best use of bacon

ok, i'm addicted to bacon. i can't help myself. i told my book club last nite *we finished reading 'the 10th muse, my life in food by judith jones..good stuff* that i thought bacon was the 5th food group. i'm in search of a restaurant dish that makes excellent use of bacon.

anyone have a dish that they love that makes excellent use of bacon? side dish? main dish? dessert?

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  1. the Liegeoise at trente cinq. we adore it and the secret is.... you can actually ask for extra lardons from the chef. ;)

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    1. re: hzp

      word.

      Thanks for the tip about being able to order extra. After we had that salad, we joked about coming back and ordering a plate of the lardons, hold the greens. ;-)

      1. re: hohokam

        omg - that sounds fantastic....thanks you 2, i'm going to try this one asap :D

        lardons=yum

        ;)

        1. re: winedubar

          That was my first thought, too. I had it when we went a couple weeks ago. The chunks of bacon/lardons were amazing. Needless to say, I had to make sure I ate exactly half, as Tara and I split it and I didn't want to lose a finger.

    2. I like to have grilled onions with steak when I am at home. I cook down some thick cut bacon nd then I grill the onions in the drippings, and finnish it off with a little cognac.

      1. Have you tried the bacon sandwich @ Celtic Curtain?
        http://www.celticcurtain.com

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        Celtic Curtain
        3128 E Cactus Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85032

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        1. re: azhotdish

          CACTUS? but thats sooooooooo far ;)

          thanks for the rec!!

        2. Tracey Dempsey, the pastry chef for the Cowboy Ciao group of restaurants, has been known to do some interesting desserts with bacon. I'm not sure if they are regularly on the menu, but her bacon brittle is amazing. She has also done bacon ice cream.

          1. I have to recommend the Abs of Squeal @ Cowboy Ciao...OMG...That Pork Belly is unbelievable.....not sure you can categorize it as Bacon....but it is damn close...or better!

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            1. re: ciaogal

              Abs of Squeal? Gotta try that one. :)

              1. re: ciaogal

                This gets a vote from me as well. Delicious stuff.

                Pork belly, egg cheese, pickled radish...pretty interesting dish.