Astoria, Featured, Food and Drink, Long Island City 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, (…) Share this Scoop by Lindsay Goyette total shares! Twitter Facebook Email Print 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, (…) by Lindsay Goyette Share this Scoop total shares! Twitter Facebook Email Print Related scoops The Royal Underground Soft Opens In The Old William Hallet S (...) Amidst a Major Subway Shutdown, #WHABacksTheBusiness Oscar Watch Parties 2018 – Astoria and LIC 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. 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 williamhallet.com | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter The Cowboy – New York Dog House 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 newyorkdoghouse.com| Facebook | Instagram | Twitter Devils and Dates – DiWine 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 diwineonline.com| Facebook | Twitter Captain Crunch Chicken Fingers with Bacon Sauce – Queens Comfort 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 queenscomfort.com| Facebook | Instagram | Twitter 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 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 | Facebook | Twitter The Q18 Burger – Blackbird’s 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 blackbirdsbar.com| Facebook | Twitter Bacon Brownie – Sage General Store 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 sagegeneralstore.com| Facebook | Instagram | Twitter What’s your favorite bacon treat in the neighborhood? Share with us on Facebook and in the comments below! Twitter Facebook Email Print baconblackbird'sDiWineinternational bacon dayNew York Dog Housequeens comfortsage general storeThe Shady Ladywilliam hallet 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. Related scoops The Royal Underground Soft Opens In The Old William Hallet S (...) Amidst a Major Subway Shutdown, #WHABacksTheBusiness Oscar Watch Parties 2018 – Astoria and LIC Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment * Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.