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best dishes with BACON in manhattan?

i love bacon. and i'm a non-meat eater , mostly (ok, so i lied about that part).
Where are all the best bacon dishes in the city? restaurants that serve a variety of bacon yumminess? pls do tell your favorites!

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  1. I had the most delicious scallop and pork belly dish at Brasserie back in April. Im not sure if it's still the menu, but it was absolutely delicous! Sweet and salty and rich and creamy all in one shot.

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    1. re: piegirl74

      That dish was created by the old chef Franklin Becker. It is incredible. It is no longer available at the Brasserie to the best of my knowledge. The bacon grits he did at Sheridan Square were also incredible and he did a pork belly ravioli that rocked.

    2. There are too many great bacon dishes so I am sure I am missing a lot (and will add to the thread as I remember.)

      Right of the bet I immediately think of all the bacon dishes (or hidden bacon flavor) at Craft. The dishes that explicitly said bacon are great, but most of the vegetables and mushroom dishes are braised or cooked in bacon fat, so bacon serves as the unsung hero (and great for non-meat eater who love bacon ;D)

      I normally don't like bacon pairing with seafood as I found that most of the time the delicate sweetness and freshness of the seafood is overpowered by the bacon taste. However, I really like the pork belly and oyster dish in bacon dashi at Momofuku Ko. The dashi really got to me! I know this dish already had a few versions but as long as the bacon dashi is there I can't see how it can be bad.

      Of course there is always these bacon wrapped dates at any tapa bars.

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      1. re: kobetobiko

        Oh, just saw billyeats about bacon at breakfast, and Cookshp makes amazing bacon with their eggs.

        1. re: kobetobiko

          ooh! You are right. The bacon wrapped dates at Sala One-Nine are to die for!

          1. re: kobetobiko

            Good call, kobetobiko, I completely forgot the bacon wrapped dates (I also love bacon wrapped olives and chestnuts) at tapas bars around town.

          2. Have you heard about the Chocolate Bread Pudding w/ Bacon Creme Anglaise from the Dessert Truck? I have not yet had it, but people tell me it's quite amazing. For a more standard version, I had delicious bacon recently with breakfast at Cafe Cluny. Very high quality. Another thought...Pancetta, italian bacon, is in bolognese. I like the version at DaAndrea. Some say Babbo makes the best.

            1. Bacon/Cheddar/Sage Scone at Bouchon Bakery. It seriously rocks!

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              1. re: Mike M

                Oh my! -must try these (says another bacon lover & non-meat eater...who knew there are others like me out there!)

              2. I just had an amazing piece of face bacon at Blue Hill at Stone Barns.

                There is the pure bacon deliciousness that is the strips of bacon at Lugers, Ben and Jacks and Benjamins.

                Similar to bacon, I love the guanciale pizza at Otto and also their spaghetti carbonara.