The perfect way to enjoy football, the Super Bowl, or even just about anything on television is when you’re eating bacon. Scratch that. The best way to enjoy anything is by eating bacon.
Located in North Hollywood, California, there is a neighborhood bar called Bar One Beer and Wine Parlour. Next door, their eatery, Steampunk Coffeebar and Kitchen, serves up some tasty food. While bar patrons can order a specialty beer or sip on Bar One’s house sangria; they can also order from Steampunk’s menu and have their food brought to them at the bar.
Sounds like just your typical gastropub, right? Wrong. This combo “bar-coffeehouse-kitchen” (say that five times fast!) participates in specialty food nights. Why? Because food is awesome, of course. And on one special night (which happened to be the Super Bowl), they dedicated their menu to the savory gloriousness of bacon. Hooray for BACON!
Chef Nathan Norrgran was the mastermind behind the bacon creations. I had the opportunity to watch the Super Bowl while chowing down on that tasty meat candy. Here’s the play-by-play:
The Bacon Buffalo Wings in a Honey Sriracha sauce. Spicy, sweet, and the bacon pieces made it that much tastier. I had to make sure I had plenty of napkins with this one.
The next bacon dish had the kid in me jumping up and down. They were bite-sized hotdogs that had been bacon-wrapped and then deep fried. Now, you normally know them as corn-dog bites. But that bacon wrapped around that beefy dog in the middle of the fried batter? Wow… so good. And so much better than the traditional corn dog. I dipped these fried balls of goodness in my Buffalo Wings’ leftover Honey Sriracha sauce. DE-licious.
The last one on my bacon menu was my personal favorite. Bacon Burger sliders! But these sliders weren’t your typical beef sliders. They were 50% ground bacon and 50% ground beef. (Wait, ground bacon? Yes! Ground bacon!) Bacony/beefy patties cooked in bacon grease, topped with melted cheese, onions, (and other things I forgot about because I was so fixated on the tastiness) and then sandwiched between a buttered bun. I definitely needed napkins after I took my first bite. As I bit into this little heavenly burger, the juice dripped down my hand and trailed down the length of my arm. It was bacon euphoria in my mouth. I stared wide-eyed at my friend as I drifted off into a little bacon-filled heaven. It was burger perfection. Needless to say, I was sad when it was gone.
All of these awesome bacon dishes greeted my tummy as I got to watch the big game. Despite my full belly, I wanted more. In all fairness, you could say that it was a perfect Sunday. If you’re in the area, I definitely recommend checking them out! Get a pint and order up some food. And if you’re not in the area, take a cue from Nathan and baconize some of your favorite pub eats!
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