Let’s face it. Bacon may not be the healthiest option on the menu, but when it comes to taste, just about everything is better with bacon.
Breakfast is a given. So are bacon cheeseburgers. But there are all kinds of other fantastic and inspiring bacon-infused dishes on menus around Boston. Here are a few options that are a little out of the ordinary and are definitely worth trying.
10 Bosworth Street
Boston, MA 02108
The Dish: Bacon Fat Roasted Brussel Sprouts
Growing up when mom used to tell you to eat your brussel sprouts or you’d go to bed without dessert, it could be a struggle to force them down. Throw bacon into the mix and suddenly brussel sprouts ARE dessert. Moms everywhere, take note: we’re eating our brussel sprouts.
Dali Restaurant and Tapas Bar
415 Washington Street
Somerville, MA 02143
The Dish: Gorditas
Gordita means “little fat one” in Spanish – and that’s before you add the bacon. Dali’s Gorditas consist of the salty-and-sweet combo of bacon-wrapped Prunes, stuffed with creamy Goat Cheese & crunchy almonds.
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Black Strap BBQ
47 Woodside Ave.
The Dish: The Hog
Just outside of Boston, this tiny BBQ joint serves up the ultimate pig-out sandwich. The Hog is a house-smoked kielbasa sausage wrapped in house-smoked bacon – which is fried when it’s done smoking. It’s served up with peppers, onions, and homemade mustard on a roll.
Roxy’s Grilled Cheese
Brighton, MA 02135
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The Dish: Green Muenster Melt
There are grilled cheeses, there are grilled cheeses with bacon, and then there is Roxy’s Green Muenster Melt. Like its namesake suggests, this big gamer is stuffed with homemade guacamole (a lovely hue of green) and Muenster cheese – and it’s melted. Green Muenster Melt, get it? Sadly, the sandwich name makes no reference to our favorite ingredient. But we can assure you, Roxy completes every Green Muenster creation with mouthwatering slices of applewood bacon!
513 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02116
The Dish: Alsatian pizza
If you prefer a classic pizza recipe, Picco’s version of Tarte flambée is not for you. This delicious pizza is topped with sweet sautéed onions, shallots, garlic and crème fraiche. It’s also covered with creamy gruyere cheese, and of course, crispy bacon for good measure.
Craigie On Main
853 Main Street
Cambridge, MA 02139
The Dish: Vermont Pork Three Ways: Suckling Confit, Spice Crusted Rib, Grilled Belly
Man, oh man. This intense and complex dish is not for the faint of heart. The plate is full of flavor-packed pork that comes in three completely unique styles. For bacon lovers, each bite is like heaven.
21 Temple Place
Boston, MA 02111
The Dish: The Crunchy Hipster
Curley combines vanilla ice cream, bacon, white fudge pretzels, m&m’s, butterfingers. Need we say more?
Park Restaurant & Bar
59 JFK Street
The Dish: The Bacon 3-Way
Park serves up a the all-encompassing dish called the Bacon 3-Way: Bacon Jalepeno Poppers, Sweet and Sour Glazed Pork Belly, and Sourdough Flapjacks with Strawberry & Rhubarb Compote. They all combine to make the perfect meal of bacon, bacon and more bacon.