December 30th is National Bacon Day, so here are six unique ways to get your bacon fix from Indianapolis-area restaurants and companies.
Smoking Goose’s Bacon Sampler Pack includes three tasty ways to satisfy your bacon craving. You’ll receive applewood smoked bacon made from pork belly, Indiana maple syrup, and brown sugar. You’ll also get an 8-ounce package of applewood bacon bits as well as 12 ounces of jowl bacon seasoned with black pepper and coriander. You can order the sampler for $32.95 at Smokinggoose.com.
Named after their first employee, Matt, the “UltiMATT” breakfast sandwich at Ohanalulu in Fishers is $5.75 and features two strips of bacon, an egg, a sausage patty, and cheese, all nestled in one of the company’s delicious donuts, then finished off with a maple drizzle and bacon pieces on top.
Hard Truth’s Bacon Bloody Mary is concocted with Hard Truth vodka and gets a spicy kick from Cholula hot sauce. The drink is garnished with a piece of Maplewood smoked bacon and an array of vegetables. It’s $12 at all Big Woods Restaurant locations, including the Hard Truth Fashion Mall and Hard Truth Bottleworks kiosk bars.
Originally created as a restaurant hamburger topping, Midwest Fresh’s Bacon Jam is a deliciously gooey bacon and onion marmalade that is perfect for adorning burgers and hot dogs, and it’s also great as a dip. It’s available for $10.99 a jar at Mwfresh.com.
Just Pop In! collaborated with Smoking Goose to make a one-of-a-kind popcorn flavor called Caramel Bacon + Cheddar. The popcorn has sweet and buttery caramel, salty bacon, and hickory smoked cheddar for a unique taste treat. You can get yours for $8 a bag at Just Pop In! or online at Justpopinpopcorn.com.
The “Bougie Benedict” is a Gallery Pastry Bar brunch staple. The $18 best-seller starts with a freshly baked croissant then adds jowl bacon, poached eggs, house-made red pepper pesto, hollandaise, and caviar on top.
Stephanie Groves is the Executive Editor of Indy Maven.
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