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Sep 18, 2011 03:20 AM


Coming to Seattle with baconophilic family members from all over. Is there a restaurant serving the equal or better of Benton, Neuske or Corralitos bacons. Prefer downtown but I could probably "force" them to travel for the really good stuff.

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  1. OMG! I'd also really like to know if someone had Corralitos products locally - restaurant or store. I never considered I could get it here. It's been 20 years but I can still remember getting lunch from there and eating on the sidewalk or the porch across the street. Yum!!!

    1. Skillet is famous for their Bacon Jam--that might get a bacon lover's attention! The other day I had breakfast at the diner (they started as a food truck, which is still out there, but there's a bricks-and-mortar location now), and ordered a side of guanciale, which I'd never had before. It was heaven--I've been craving it ever since!

      Skillet Street Food and Diner
      1400 East Union Street, Seattle, WA 98122

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        1. re: wolfe

          Hi, again, wolfe:

          Is guanciale a different cut from a pork cutlet? IME from the Midwest packing plants, true cutlet *is* the jowl--sort of a porcine halibut cheek.


      1. Maybe tempura fried kurobuta bacon at John Howie steaks... but it's in Bellevue.

        Tom Douglas uses Bavarian Meats Bacon which is a great local bacon. Breakfast at Lola or Brunch at Etta's would be a good way to try it. If you are down at the Pike Place Market stop by Bavarian Meats for a landjaeger sausage. They have samples and once try you might be addicted.

        Metropolitan Market has Hempler's Bacon on it's AM buffet and Whole Foods has really good bacon on there's too. Since it's by the pound and bacon is light you can pick up a box of cooked bacon on the cheap for snack. If you like crispy then Whole Foods does it more crispy. The MM at Hempler's [smoked in WA] is really good but not usually cooked as crispy.

        Pike Place Market
        1501 Pike Pl, Seattle, WA 98101

        Metropolitan Market
        1908 Queen Anne Ave N, Seattle, WA

        1. Dot's Deli in Fremont has house smoked bacon for their BLT's. There are a few places making bacon - should you care to try something new and local.

          1. Hi, wolfe:

            Armandino (Mario Batalia's dad) at Salumi will fix you right up if you want to cook a little, I'm sure. We're kinda behind the times here in Seattle. The bumpkins at Hempler's and Bavarian Meats do OK, too. Ask who they sell to.


            309 3rd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104