Nowadays, there is pretty much a national holiday for literally everything. However, today is National Bacon Lover's day, and we are NOT complaining!
As one of the most beloved guilty pleasure foods, people have found a way to incorporate bacon into everything.
...And we mean everything.
Here are a few spots in New York City that can help you get your bacon on this weekend!
1. BarBacon (836 Ninth Avenue)
Well, it doesn't get much more bacon-obsessed than BarBacon. This Hell's Kitchen bar and restaurant has incorporated bacon into just about every one of their dishes and specialty drinks, like their bacon-loaded Bacon Loves Mac & Cheese, which is exactly what it sounds like.
Their signature drink is the Bacon Bloody, made with a house Bakon Vodka and garnished with a lemon wedge, olive, pickle, and slice of Nueske's Applewood Smoked Bacon. You can also opt for the Beer & Bacon Flight, which is four artisanal bacons, two strips of each, paired with four little 5 oz. craft beers.
2. Friend of a Farmer (77 Irving Place)
Although this cozy eatery offers much more than bacon on its menu, there is no shortage of bacon when it comes to the dishes that require it.
Their legendary sandwich The Farmer loads bacon with chicken, sautéed onions, sautéed mushrooms, melted cheddar, and mozzarella cheese and serves it up on a buttered english muffin. It may sound like it's small, but the portion size is actually huge.
3. Schmackary's (362 West 45th Street)
We told you NYC found a way to put bacon into everything. The cookie mecca Schmackary's found an easy way to enjoy bacon as either a dessert, impromptu snack, or late night bite.
Their delectable Maple Bacon cookie combines just the right amount of sweet and salty, using candied bacon, maple syrup, toffee bits and sea salt. We guarantee you just can't have one.
4. Zeppelin Hall Beer Garden (88 Liberty View Drive - Jersey City)
Although this massive beer hall technically resides in New Jersey, it's an easy enough trip right across the river for their annual Baconfest, a gastronomic celebration in honor of National Bacon Lover's Day.
Not only will Zeppelin Hall feature a dozen over-the-top bacon items, it will still have the Biergarten's regular and BBQ Menu. There will also be live music outdoors today from 4-8 p.m.
5. Corner Bistro (331 West 4th Street)
Hands down, Corner Bistro boasts one of the best burgers in town. The meat is tightly packed, juicy, and not at all overdone. Topped with lots of crispy bacon and American Cheese, their Bistro Burger is the perfect classic dish to indulge in this weekend.
Although it's a cash-only spot, it's totally affordable for any diner to pop in and grab some grub.
6. Alta (64 West 10th Street)
If you want to do something a bit more classy for your bacon lover's feast, head down to the chic and intimate restaurant Alta. They have a diverse Mediterranean-inspired menu, but one item seems to keep people coming back for more.
Their sublime bacon wrapped dates and olive appetizer with largueta almonds are more than worth their $6 price tag, and you'll probably find yourself calling your waiter to order a second plate.[Feature Image Courtesy Ozzyman]