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Best THICK CUT Bacon in LA

ckadison Dec 22, 2012 10:00 AM

Where can I find it???

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    maudies5 RE: ckadison Dec 22, 2012 11:12 AM

    Vicente Foods has Nueski bacon. They will slice it to any thickness you desire.

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      ebethsdad RE: ckadison Dec 22, 2012 11:45 AM

      I don't know if its the best, but European Meat Specialties in an industrial park on Saticoy just west of Coldwater, makes several types of bacon. They will slice it to order, or you can purchase it as a slab. I believe HOWS Market in Pasadena still makes their own, as well as Jim's Fallbrook Market in West Hills. Surfas carries Nueske. To be honest I think Trader Joe's applewood smoked is right up there with any of the others even though they no longer carry Niman Ranch.

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        ns1 RE: ebethsdad Jan 4, 2013 05:54 PM

        The TJ applewood smoked is godly and cheap as dirt.

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        LuluTheMagnificent RE: ckadison Dec 23, 2012 08:22 AM

        Ask Harvey Guss if he has thick cut. (323) 937-4622
        The thin cut is amazing.

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          ckadison RE: ckadison Dec 24, 2012 09:38 AM

          What about restaurants that serve it?

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            SilverlakeGirl RE: ckadison Jan 4, 2013 05:13 PM

            My absolute favorite is at Canele where they cure their own. I always take some home for a BLT later.

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            Bruce Kerr RE: ckadison Jan 3, 2013 07:54 PM

            Marcondas Meats in Farmers Market, 3rd/Fairfax, will slice to order, including the wonderful slabs from Holland. In Santa Monica, Bob's Market on Ocean Park I'm sure will slice to order.

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              maudies5 RE: ckadison Jan 3, 2013 08:29 PM

              My new favorite is Zoe's bacon at Farmshop in Brentwood. It is beyond delicious.

              1. Mr Taster RE: ckadison Jan 4, 2013 03:58 PM

                The pecan wood smoked bacon at Huntington Meats at 3rd & Fairfax is awfully good.

                Mr Taster

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                  js76wisco RE: ckadison Jan 4, 2013 04:23 PM

                  Some whole foods have good thick cut bacon. It's the slab bacon they sell by the pound. Stick with the slab bacon and don't get any of their other smoked bacons with flavoring. I tried them once when they were out of the slab bacon and it was not bacon. It was more like the pork belly you'd get at Honey Pig or Parks. It wasn't bad but not the same type of smokey, salty, porky flavor you want in the morning with eggs.

                  1. Will Owen RE: ckadison Jan 5, 2013 04:14 PM

                    I like the slab bacon at Schreiner's in Montrose. I don't believe it's dry-cured - something else I want to look for - but it's very good and not expensive. I usually just buy a slab of about 2 lbs and slice it myself.

                    I'm WAY overdue for a visit to Marconda; thanks to Bruce Kerr for telling us about the bacon they have, of which I knew not.

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