Bri guest hosts this episode as we visit five restaurants for International Bacon Day in Oklahoma City.
Pork Belly Burnt Ends from Edge Craft BBQ
Following a two-day process, the Pork Belly Burnt Ends are trimmed, seasoned, and cooked for three to four hours on a thousand-gallon smoker to impart smoke flavor and color. They then cool the pork belly overnight, portion it out, and toss it in a Chipotle glaze they make in-house. Finally, they returned the meat to the smoker to caramelize the sauce and get more color and smoke flavor. You can only get this on Thursdays, and they do sell out quickly, but they also offer beef ribs on Saturdays and pastrami brisket on Fridays. Everything they do is the old-school, traditional low and slow way, and they’re open Thursday-Saturday from 11 a.m. until they sell out or 6 p.m.
Bacon Peanut Butter Sweet Potato Fries at S&B’s Burger Joint
S&B’s Burger Joint is a bacon lover’s paradise, with bacon offerings all over its menu. The Porker, a classic-style burger, is loaded with bacon, lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles, and more bacon. The quarterly special we tried during our visit was their bacon cheese fries tossed on the flat top with freshly grated cheese until it’s a big, gooey, cheesy mess of bacon and fries. The peanut butter bacon sweet potato fries are a customer favorite, with the peanut butter and sweet potato fries being a perfect combo and the bacon adding the ideal amount of flavor and crispiness. Half the menu is covered in bacon so any bacon lover will be in heaven at S&B’s Burger Joint.
The Bacon Jam from Hall’s Pizza Kitchen
Hall’s Pizza Kitchen has a secret menu item that any bacon lover would appreciate – their bacon jam and pepperoni pizza—loaded with the savory and smoky bacon jam that uses the sugars of a secret ingredient to add a slightly sweet flavor. While the bacon jam pizza is not traditionally on their menu, guests can request the topping anytime. However, the Bacon Jam + Pimento is on their starter menu, which includes their wood-fired flatbread with proprietary crust season, making it a mouth-watering experience. The creaminess of the jalapeno pimento cheese and a little bit of spice from the jalapeno perfectly complement the bacon jam on top. So, if you’re a bacon lover and want to try something unique, Hall’s Pizza Kitchen is the place to be. And remember to check out their incredible rooftop for a casual pizza night with friends.
Thick Cut Bacon from New State Burgers & Spirits
New State Burgers & Spirits takes the art of cutting bacon seriously. Their thick bacon is cut in-house with precision to ensure every piece is uniform in size so every customer can enjoy the same quality of bacon with their burger. The thick bacon is juicy and big, which can change how the burger tastes and chews, so they also offer regular bacon for those who prefer a classic feel. While New State was awarded Yelp’s Best Cheeseburger in Oklahoma last year, don’t pass up on the Brussels sprouts. The bacon lardons on their fried Brussels sprouts are chunky and thick, giving you the whole bacon experience. They also offer chicken and non-meat options like Beyond and Black Bean and aim to accommodate all kinds of people and their preferences.
Elevated Bacon from Broadway 10 Bar & Chophouse
Broadway 10 Bar & Chophouse is a traditional chop house that offers a unique and creative way to explore bacon. They have a complimentary snack for their bar guests called the bar bacon, which is crispy and perfect to pair with cocktails, beer, or wine. In addition to that, they have a popular starter called Bacon Elevated, which offers five different flavors of bacon: jalapeno, peppered, espresso, traditional smoked, and candied bourbon. Each flavor offers a unique taste that complements the smoky flavor of the bacon. Broadway 10 also provides a traditional chop house experience where they cut all their primals, fins, feathers, and shells in-house and grill them over a hardwood grill with pecan hickory and oak.
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