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Dark Chocolate Candy – With a Bacon Injection!

In Bacon Week, Dessert, Mason Scheer on November 21, 2010 at 6:24 pm

Dark Chocolate, with a hint of Bacon. Photo by Mason Scheer

By Mason Scheer

We know what you’re thinking. As we come closer to the end of Bacon Week, almost every kind of meal is covered for your day of bacon. Everything from breakfast to dinner, and all in-between. But you’re ready for dessert. Nothing too heavy, you have been eating bacon all day. Maybe a delicious candy bar will do the trick. But you still want that bacon. Fear not, for we have discovered the solution.

A Dark Bacon Bar.

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Bacon Cinnamon Rolls: A Sweet and Meaty Way to Start the Day

In Bacon Week, Breakfast, Mason Scheer on November 21, 2010 at 6:06 pm

A tasty treat you can make at home. Photo by Mason Scheer

By Mason Scheer

I really love to cook, but I am not a chef. People have told me that I am more of a scientist with an apron on. I mix and match things that don’t usually go together, just to see what kind of result I’m going to get. I’d say I have about a 75% success rate.

When we announced bacon week, I scrambled (that pun should have been saved for egg week) to think of something new and exciting you can make at home. Breakfast is usually the meal made at home. So how can I make bacon even more interesting? What usually does not go together? Then it hit me.

Bacon Cinnamon Rolls.

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Coolhaus serves up some sweet architecture

In Bacon Week, Dessert, Food Cart, Jasmin Sun, Restaurant Review on November 21, 2010 at 3:56 pm

Brown Butter with Candied Bacon ice cream sandwich with Snickerdoodle cookies. Photo by Jonathan Fong. Edited by Jasmin Sun.

By Jasmin Sun

Growing up, the only ice cream sandwich I could get my hands on was wrapped in foil, printed with a polar bear’s likeness.  Now, I’m not knocking the Klondike bar when I say this — and hey, they’re now Kanye West-approved! — but oh, how times have changed for the tastier.  Nowadays, not only can you get an ice cream sandwich made with fresh-baked cookies, you can get one filled with locally sourced, handmade ice cream.  And once you’ve discovered that said handmade frozen dairy deliciousness contains bits of candied bacon à la Coolhaus, going back to anything prepackaged is out of the question.

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Bacon-wrapping in the Warehouse District.

In Bacon Week, Dinner, Dish Review, Joshua Avelar on November 21, 2010 at 3:03 pm

The Carolina Pork It at Frank. Photo by Joshua Avelar.

By Joshua Avelar

On the day after my flirtation with death by bacon grease, I was contemplating whether I should rise-up to the challenge of conquering another obnoxious bacon concoction or just throw in towel and keep drinking gallons upon gallons of water. But in the name of assertive food journalism, I manned up and decided to challenge another pork-fat foe in the Carolina Pork It from Frank on 4th and Colorado streets.

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Freddie’s deliciously dangerous Heart Attack.

In Bacon Week, Dinner, Dish Review, Joshua Avelar, Lunch, Restaurant Review on November 21, 2010 at 4:38 am

 

The Heat Attack at Freddie's. Photo by Joshua Avelar.

 

By Joshua Avelar

The photo above this post is not a piece of Photoshop creativity in honor of Eat Cetera’s bacon week. It’s an actual picture of two slices of Texas toast, 10 strips of crispy bacon, a slab of delicious queso and a few juicy tomatoes. After all, I do need some produce.

It’s called the Heart Attack and you can find it at Freddie’s Place on South First Street. The sandwich was by far one of the most delicious things I have ever eaten in my 22 years on this planet. The $2.50 16 oz Lone Star was just the right touch. The bacon seemed extra cured, with a nice salty taste with a strong, crispy texture I appreciate so much in my bacon. The queso on top of it all was some of Austin’s best; it had just the right fluidity for a good serving. In fact, a friend of mine who came with me to Freddie’s ate the chips and queso as an entrée and was thoroughly satisfied.

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Top 5 most interesting bacon-inspired/infused products

In Bacon Week, Jasmin Sun, Snacks on November 21, 2010 at 12:44 am

Top five Most Interesting Bacon Products. Image by Jasmin Sun.

By Jasmin Sun

If you’re a foodie, you’ve probably heard by now that bacon makes everything better.  It might also be fair to assume that you personally agree with the sentiment.  However, as is true with most things in life, too much bacon can be nauseating.  Or in the case of these five products, potentially awesome or just downright weird.

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Bacon Week: Bacon + Donut = Best Idea Ever

In Bacon Week, Breakfast, Dessert, Dish Review, Food Cart, Rebecca Adams on November 20, 2010 at 9:29 pm

The Flying Pig donut at Gourdoughs. Photo by Rebecca Adams

By Rebecca Adams

“You’ve got to be kidding me.”

This was the first thing that came out of my mouth when a friend told me about the Flying Pig donut at Gourdoughs.  This delectable, heart-attack inducing monstrosity consists of a fluffy donut doused in maple syrup icing, topped with a mound of crunchy bacon.  It isn’t too hard to imagine my surprise that this mythical creation actually exists.

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Austin Eat Cetera’s Arbitrary Bacon Week is Here!

In Bacon Week, Jasmin Sun, Uncategorized on November 15, 2010 at 11:43 pm

One week. Only bacon. Get excited! Photo by Sam Breach via Creative Commons.

By Jasmin Sun

After much deliberation (although in the end we just wanted to eat a lot of bacon-filled foods), your friendly neighborhood food writers here at Austin Eat Cetera have decided that it’s about time we dedicated a week to the crispy, savory, porky stuff.  We’re going to fill your RSS feed with bacon dish-related posts.  If you visit our homepage, your eyes will be accosted with images of various Austin eatables filled with bacon.  Unfortunately, we can’t actually come to your house and offer you pieces of bacon, but we’ll certainly have you salivating on the other side of the computer screen.

Let the bacon week commence!