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shuttledik Feb 18, 2014 06:37 AM

In the Miamuh area they have these places (like Blue Sky) that sell already prepared dishes by the pound. This can be a life saver when trying to feed larger groups & parties.

Is there anything like that in the D.C. area or north of the Beltway? Specifically, I'm looking to buy 3 or so pounds of cooked bacon.

That's right! BACON!!!! muaaa ha ha ha ha.

Srsly, tho.

  1. carolinadawg Feb 18, 2014 06:53 AM

    Some Whole Foods and Harris Teeters have food bars in them that would have bacon available during breakfast. I don't there would be 3 pounds available in a single store, however, and it would cost a fortune.

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      shuttledik Feb 18, 2014 06:58 AM

      Yeah - that's what I was worried about. Full retail suuuuuuuhhhhxxxx.

      -Thanks Dawg!

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        carolinadawg Feb 18, 2014 07:04 AM

        Grocery stores also sell packages of precooked bacon in the refrigerated case where the "raw" bacon is located. Probably will be cheaper than something off a by-the-pound food bar, but still very expensive.

        Or, there's Costco:

        http://www2.costco.com/Browse/Product...

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        rachelcp Feb 18, 2014 07:46 AM

        Actually if you could find 3 pounds of bacon at one store, it wouldn't be bad -- I think the price is $8.99 per pound for all the hot items at Whole Foods...it's better than the $13 for the hormel costco stuff posted below!

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          carolinadawg Feb 18, 2014 11:41 AM

          Great point! I hadn't thought it all the way through...

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        zackly Feb 18, 2014 07:08 AM

        If you have a Costco nearby, this is pretty good stuff but it's only par-cooked and needs additional cooking.
        http://www2.costco.com/Browse/Product...
        Thee per pound price may seem expensive but that's because a lot of the fat is cooked away. If you're getting 48-50 slices that's equivalent to about 2 1/2# raw weight. I've pretty much stopped making traditional bacon because this is so easy and unlike traditional bacon, there's no mess. I just put what I need on a paper towel and microwave for about a minute and a half.In a perfect world I'd prefer a thicker slice but this is fine.

        1. ipsedixit Feb 18, 2014 02:19 PM

          Not for bacon per se, although they do have pancetta (by the pound), but you might look at Vace for your other prepared dishes by the pound needs in the DC area.

          http://www.vaceitaliandeli.com/

          1. alkapal Feb 19, 2014 07:36 AM

            boar's head brand has cooked bacon. it is at harris teeter on sale this week, in fact.

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