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Aug 31, 2015

Bring On The Bacon

Did you know August 31 is International Bacon Day? Every day is a great day to indulge in the salty, meaty treat, but just in case you need an extra nudge, (…)

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Did you know August 31 is International Bacon Day? Every day is a great day to indulge in the salty, meaty treat, but just in case you need an extra nudge, here it is. Our neighborhood has no shortage of unique, unexpected ways to get your bacon fix, so check out our list of some favorites!

Turducken Sandwich – William Hallet

Turducken: not just for Thanksgiving anymore.

Turducken: not just for Thanksgiving anymore.

This monstrous sandwich combines ground turkey, duck, and chicken, and then ups the ante by piling on thick slabs of bacon and some bourbon ketchup. Bring your appetite to take this one on!

William Hallet (36-10 30th Ave, Astoria) |(718) 269-3443
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The Cowboy – New York Dog House

What makes a great hot dog even better? BACON! Photo Credit: Ron L. Via Yelp

What makes a great hot dog even better? BACON! Photo Credit: Ron L. Via Yelp

A high-quality bratwurst is awesome on its own, but when you add crispy bacon, carmelized onions, pickled chipotle, and a homemade BBQ sauce, you get the tour-de-force that is The Cowboy.

New York Dog House (37-06 30th Ave, Astoria) |(718) 274-3647
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Devils and Dates – DiWine

Salty and sweet at its best. Photo Courtesy of Ila A. Via Yelp

Salty and sweet at its best. Photo Courtesy of Ila A. Via Yelp

Bacon-wrapped dates are probably my favorite appetizer. I’ve tried to make them on my own so many times, but they just never come out as delicious as they do in restaurants. At Diwine, bacon-wrapped dates are paired with deviled eggs in this fancy starter.

DiWine  (41-15 31st Ave, Astoria) |(718) 777-1355
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Captain Crunch Chicken Fingers with Bacon Sauce – Queens Comfort

Cap'n Crunch: Not just for kids (or breakfast) anymore! Photo Credit: Ciara G. Via Yelp

Captain Crunch: Not just for kids (or breakfast) anymore! Photo Credit: Ciara G. Via Yelp

As we’ve previously mentioned, this unexpected dish is just plain awesome. Juicy chicken, a sweet cereal coating, and a spicy, bacon-y sauce make this Queens Comfort classic a must-try.

Queens Comfort (40-09 30th Ave, Astoria) |(718) 728-2350
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Carbonara Mac and Cheese – The Shady Lady

Mac and cheese is pretty much perfect on its own...but bacon takes it to another level. Photo Credit: Joyce B. Via Yelp

Mac and cheese is pretty much perfect on its own…but bacon takes it to another level. Photo Credit: Joyce B. Via Yelp

I’m not sure if I’ve ever visited The Shady Lady without ordering their mac and cheese: it’s rich, creamy, and always hits the spot. The carbonara version, with bacon and prosciutto, adds a whole extra depth of smoky flavor.

The Shady Lady (34-19 30th Ave, Astoria) |(718) 440-9081
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The Q18 Burger – Blackbird’s

50% bacon, 50% chop meat, 100% delicious. Photo Credit: Tammy T. Via Yelp

50% bacon, 50% chop meat, 100% delicious. Photo Credit: Tammy T. Via Yelp

Astoria has a pretty impressive selection of burgers, but Blackbird’s kicks it up a notch with their Q18 burger. It’s a 50/50 combination of bacon meat and chop meat, and a rite of passage for bacon lovers of the borough. Have you tried it yet?

Blackbird’s (41-19 30th Ave, Astoria) |(718) 943-6898
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Bacon Brownie – Sage General Store

Does it get any better than bacon and chocolate?

Does it get any better than bacon and chocolate?

Let’s end on a sweet note, shall we? Sage General Store offers a sweet and savory dessert that combines two of the food world’s most glorious items: bacon and chocolate. Visiting here without ordering it just seems irresponsible.

Sage General Store (24-20 Jackson Ave, Long Island City) |(718) 361-0707
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What’s your favorite bacon treat in the neighborhood? Share with us on Facebook and in the comments below!

About Lindsay Goyette

Lindsay has been eating and drinking her way through Queens since 2011. A casting director by day and Astoria explorer by night, you can usually find her checking out live music, theatre, or the newest neighborhood spot to enjoy a craft beer.

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