Nick at Dude Foods is the Wizard of Weaving, as he can and will make a bacon weave on any food you can think of. We’ve seen the man make Mac n’ Cheese-Stuffed Bacon Weave Tacos, Bacon Weave S’mores, and even this ridiculous Bacon Weave Choco Taco. Now Nick has made a bacon-laden upgrade for your ice cream sandwiches.
Nick made two square bacon weaves and then cut them into circles. Then instead of just buying an ice cream sandwich and removing the cookies, he went with a more bad-ass approach. He used a reciprocating saw to cut the bottom of a pint of ice cream.
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I’m turning 23 this year, which at this point in my life (and for the purposes of this story) means two things. The first is that I make a surprisingly decent living for doing things I love. The second is that I’m probably too old to laugh at dick jokes.
This was the thought process I ignored as I sat in the brightly lit beer hall known as Kaiser Tiger last week during a business trip to Chicago, gently slicing the tip off a pork sausage called the “Justin Bieber.” Named for being a “big white brat” by co-owner Chris Latchford, it’s a rather impressive thing for having such a lousy namesake. The sausage was supple, yet substantial, dressed in a Munich mustard drizzle and not too-chewy pretzel roll bun. And there I was, giving it a circumcision.
It was a sublimely absurd moment, in an sublimely absurd place. With a top hat-wearing tiger as its mascot and a menu comprised of gems like the Biebs and five pound bacon “bombs,” the Kaiser was prime proof that a good idea is a good idea, whether it’s making a bacon-only restaurant; circumcising your dinner; or poking fun at Canada’s most famous douchebag.
Says Latchford of his Bieber dog, “I’ll probably get sued, but at least I can get good publicity out of it.”
Words to live by, kids. Words to live by.
Check below for more beer and bacon porn:
Mini, deep-fried versions of the “bacon bomb“: beef and pork meatballs wrapped in bacon and beer battered.
Three cuts of bacon paired with three craft beers. From L to R: fatty jowl bacon and a hoppy and citrusy Three Floyds Alpha King American Pale Ale; cracked peppercorn bacon with a spicy Green Flash Road Warrior IPA; and brown sugar bacon with a Green Flash Double Stout. A perfect excuse to drink for bacon lovers, and a perfect excuse to indulge for beer drinkers.
Nowhere as douchey as the original.
Gorgeously deep fried, gorgeously drowning in caramel syrup.
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Last year the Bacon Weave Taco changed the internet. The concept of creating a taco shell from the crispy, greasy goodness of bacon was merely the stuff of dreams before then.
Now, Nick from Dude Foods has created the Double Decker Macaroni and Cheese Bacon Weave Taco in honor of the Studio A, a local Milwaukee show. After asking Nick to create a new recipe for their audience, he tweaked the original recipe to include two bacon weave shells with a bed of macaroni and cheese between each layer. According to Nick, there doesn’t appear to be any other way he can improve upon this recipe and he hopes to just leave it at that. Well done, sir. Well done.
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We suppose we have Atkins to thank for the complete protein-ification of the American diet. Why eat soggy or stale bread when we can have bacon-weave grilled cheeses and bacon weave tacos and bacon weave salad bowls? But say you’ve gotten a little (okay, maybe a lot) tired of bacon. Luckily, Nick from Dude Foods has a solution. Say hello to the pepperoni “weave”-crusted pizza.
Inspired by crispy baked pepperoni chips, Nick first tried to make a pepperoni-weave taco before figuring the cured ham slices stuck together better when laid flat. He then decided to slather his overlapped baked pepperonis with marinara, shredded cheese, Italian sausage, and green peppers before baking the whole thing again into a melty, cheesy swampland of pizza-like heaven.
In the comments section, Nick admits the pepperonis didn’t stick together as well as he would have liked, and could possibly be improved by inserting a bacon-weave layer underneath. But let’s focus on the important things: we finally have a brand-new alternative to the bacon weave. It’s about damn time.
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There aren’t many things in this world that beats a nice, simple breakfast burger. You’ve got your grilled burger patty and melted cheese with a nice fried egg on top. Oh, and let’s not forget the bacon. Throw them together between two toasted buns and you pretty much have a phenomenal breakfast.
However, what if you forgot the bun altogether and went the bacon weave route? That’s what Nick from Dude Foods did. He created two sets of bacon weaves and threw them into the oven at 400 degrees for 20 minutes. After they were cooked, he took a bowl and placed it upside down on the weave, cutting them into circles. Lo and behold: Bacon Weave Buns.
After that, it’s simply a matter of creating your own personalized breakfast sandwich. Nick kept it simple, grilling a 1/3 pound burger patty, melted some cheese on top and fried an egg. Hell, you could probably fill it with more layers of bacon weave.
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