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Bacon Cannoli Exists Because ‘Tis The Season To Indulge


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Oftentimes when we’re braving the cold of winter, thoughts of seasonal nostalgia bring us warmth: family all gathered around the fire, drinking egg nog, with bacon cannolis being passed around for all to enjoy. No, don’t rub your eyes, bacon cannoli is a real thing and of course it should be a part of your holiday festivities. Because bacon and maple ricotta filling.

Probably seeing that very same vision I have of winter indulgence (time to start building up our extra layer of fat insulation for the cold), BarBacon, the hog haven in New York City, is offering up bacon cannolis with perfectly paired maple ricotta filling. If your mind’s eye is still needing the HD turned up, picture a cannoli, only that the shell is a whole piece of BACON bacon. The filling? A rich and creamy maple ricotta that compliments the bacon more than your ex does after you’ve glo’d up and gotten your life together. Oh and let’s go ahead and throw on some powdered sugar in slow-mo to really amp up the seasonal vibes.

The bacon cannolis are now available for dessert and are sold as part of BarBacon’s Holiday packages, 6 pieces for $24. As of now they’re only a seasonal item, but if they do well enough (don’t see why not), they could be a permanent fixture on the menu.


New York Gets Its First All-Bacon Restaurant


Bacon lovers have no need to worry about where they might find their next fried pork fix. The latest single dish-focused restaurant, BarBacon opened just last month in New York City with the spotlight on, you guessed it, bacon-laden dishes.

Though not the first in its class (Chicago opened up it’s first bacon-centric restaurant in August 2013), the dishes are certainly inventive if nothing short of outrageous. The gastropub’s menu showcases the cured meat in sandwich, salad and even whiskey form. There’s also the opportunity to take advantage of artisanal bacon with “The Tasting” that features four different selections of bacon (based on chef Peter Sherman’s choosing). If you’re feeling really bold, you can go for the ‘Beer & Bacon Flight’ complete with four artisanal bacons and complementary craft beers for each tasty bacon flavor.

Options for the bacon dishes range from Nueske’s Applewood Smoked Bacon to a homemade lamb version to Father’s Country Maple Bacon. Other notable mentions on the menu (sure to cure any hangover) include the BarBacon Grilled Cheese with bacon, fontina and gruyere, and the All Day Sausage, Bacon, Egg & Cheese.

BarBacon can be on found on 836 9th Avenue, New York City.

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