NYC’s Best Sandwiches

Grubstreet has a list of the 101 Best Sandwiches in New York. And no surprise, many of these are pork sandwiches! There are so many in fact that I decided to choose a mere 10 from the list that I would like to try in the next year or so. From the bottom of the list up, here are my picks:
100. The Elvis – Peanut Butter & Co.
83. Ham & Cheese – Char No. 4
56. Bacon & Marmalade – Prune
53. PMB (pancetta, mango & basil) – Sullivan St. Bakery
43. Bacon, Egg & Lettuce – BKLYN Larder
39. Bacon, Egg & Cheese – Prime Meats
32. BLT – Frankie’s Sputino
26. Country Ham Biscuit – Egg
22. Grilled 3-Cheese with House-smoked Ham – The Breslin
13. Croque Monsieur – Bar Boulud
I think I’ll start with number 53! A lot of these picks are based on me already loving particular restaurants or wanting to try ones I haven’t. There is lots of porky goodness on the list besides these. What are your favorites? Any sandwiches that you think are missing? I think Bierkraft’s Serrano should have been very high on the list. And are ice cream sandwiches not considered? Because Xie Xie’s 1000 Year Old Ice Cream Sandwich would easily top my list!

Originally posted 2010-06-01 07:57:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Better with Bacon – BLT Dip

There is absolutely NOTHING healthy or “redeeming” about this particular recipe.  I mean it’s a recipe from Paula Dean

But damn does it sound yummy!  It also meets my criteria of quick and easy. SHOUT OUT to Amanda for bringing it to my attention.

Enjoy all! 



1 pound cacon, cooked crisp and crumbled
1 cup mayonnaise
1 cup sour cream
Iceberg lettuce, shredded
2 large vine-ripe tomatoes, diced
Sea salt bagel chips


Combine mayonnaise and sour cream in small bowl.
When well mixed, cover and refrigerate until serving time.
When ready to serve, layer ingredients in large serving bowl by placing one layer of mayonnaise mixture, then a layer of lettuce, tomatoes and bacon.
Repeat layering as desired. Serve with bagel chips.

Cooking Time 10 Minutes

Servings: 8 

via Smithfield

Originally posted 2010-03-29 20:42:24.

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Originally posted 2013-08-26 13:56:34. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

From the Funny Pages…

I’m not typically a “Arlo ‘N’ Janis” fan, but this kinda of struck close to home…


Have a great week everyone!

Originally posted 2009-07-13 09:41:53.

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Better with Bacon – Bacon & Tomato Dip

This courtesy of Riley Adams over at the “Mystery Lovers’ Kitchen“

It doesn’t get any more easy than this one people (the exception being the melon wrapped bacon from last week) and she says it “tastes a lot like a blt” so you know its good!

Bacon and Tomato Party Dip


6-8 slices cooked, crumbled bacon
1 (8 oz.) pkg. softened cream cheese
2 tsp. mustard
1/2 tsp. celery salt
2 Roma tomatoes, chopped and seeded.


Combine the softened cream cheese, mustard and celery salt.
Stir in the crumbled bacon and chopped tomato.
Cover and chill.
Serve with crackers.

Makes 2 cups.

photo and recipe via Riley Adams

Originally posted 2010-08-26 21:02:30.

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REVIEW – Packaged Pre-Cooked Bacon

You (my 10′s of readers) may recall a few weeks back when I opened our fridge and found something so foul that it sent me recoiling backward in horror while I let out one of my best Jaime Lee Curtis in “Halloween” screams…


There it was…a box of pre-cooked pork!  How did this get into our home?  What kind of cruel and sadistic trick was this? What did I do to tick Better Half off to the point that she would purchase this???

I can tell you my friends, I stared at the box for a long time. Finally I gave in.  I was going to do a comparison.  I had some bacon left from a Sunday breakfast and I decided to make BLT’s for dinner, one with my home cooked premium bacon and the other with this…at least that was the idea…


 Made by Eckrich…okay, they know there packaged meats.  Ready in five seconds???  HMMMM, suspect.  Premium cut?  Intrigued…let’s open this bad boy…


It looks like bacon…”Great Bacon Without The Hassle” the package says…we shall see. 


I open the package and pull out a “layer” of four strips on a wax paper.  It was incredibly greasy, you can see the paper towel I placed underneath in an attempt to keep my hand clean.  Also, look at the ends of the strips…nothing but curled fat, not very appealing.  Whatever excitement I had is really starting to fade. 

Time to grab my leftover bacon…


Gee…this looks way different from the precooked stuff…


Even more so when you place them side by side…


The package did say precooked, so I grabbed a slice and popped it in my mouth…

BLECH!!! ACK!!! UGH!!!

Yes, that was my real reaction.  It was terrible.  The slices are extremely thin. There is not a hint of any sort of savory, smoky taste that actually makes bacon bacon.  I can’t even begin to describe the texture, other than the slight greasiness.


Well three slices left.  The box does say if I would like my bacon crispy, to place it in a microwave for 5 seconds per slice.  Let’s give this a fighting chance and pop it in the nuker…


Oh good lord in heaven…seriously, looking at these photos now, I am puking a little in my mouth.

I patted the slices off and, in the name of content, took another bite.  Even worse than eating it straight out of the package.  I am actually shivering as I write this as I recall chewing it (honestly, that’s not hyperbole, I am literally grossing myself out right now).

So that was IT!  I had two slices, one out of the box and another after following the instructions and cooking it.  NO MORE!  The remaining two slices and the rest of the box went promptly in the trash.  The idea to make competing BLT’s…screw that!!  I was hungry and I was not about to further spoil my dinner.  I gave you a shot boxed bacon…NEVER AGAIN!!

There are some things that you are just meant to wait for…and one of those is a good slice of bacon!


THAT is what I am talkin’ about!!!

Originally posted 2009-07-16 13:02:57.

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Yummy Pictures…with Bacon!

This site has been around for a while, but I am just discovering it’s near hypnotic spell…

It’s called SCANWICHES and it’s concept is so simple…buy/make a sandwich, cut it in half and then scan it! 

I was half tempted to do this with the burgers in our “Fast Food Friday” segment, but then I’d just feel like a massive hack.  So instead, I found a few bacon sandwiches that I thought I’d share with you.


Some more great bacon sandwich photos after the jump…







There is just something fascinating about these pictures…and the entire project!  Some of these photos I could even see framing and showcasing in my kitchen (I’d prefer a white backgroud to the black though, just my personal preference).

See even more at


Originally posted 2009-10-19 17:30:00.

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makes one serving?

1 6-inch flour tortilla?
2 slices bacon?
1 tablespoon mayonnaise or salad dressing?
1 tablespoon salsa?
1 teaspoon milk?
lettuce leaves?
1/4 cup shredded Swiss or Monterey Jack cheese (1 ounce)?
1/2 small tomato, sliced

Cut tortilla into quarters. In an 8-inch skillet cook bacon until crisp; drain and halve bacon, reserving 1 teaspoon of the drippings in skillet. Reheat skillet over medium heat. Add tortilla pieces to the skillet and cook for 3 to 4 minutes or until golden brown, turning to cook both sides. Remove from skillet. Combine mayonnaise, salsa, and milk. Top cooked tortilla quarters with a layer of lettuce, cheese, and tomato slices. Top with bacon pieces. Spoon mayonnaise mixture over bacon.

bacon recipe courtesy of: Better Homes and Gardens