Who doesn’t love bacon? It goes great with anything: sandwiches, omelettes, pizza, chicken…even ice cream (nice one, Burger King). This greasy, crispy food has become a staple in restaurant dishes across the country, and Long Island joints have mastered its use. So go ahead, indulge in what’s probably the best piece of grub to ever make its way onto your plate, but make sure that in 2015 you do it in the form of the Best Bacon Menu Item on Long Island.
2017: Long Islanders Voted Spiro’s Restaurant & Lounge Best Bacon Menu Item on Long Island
Spiro’s Restaurant & Lounge
4 Patchogue Dr., Rocky Point. 631-744-4100. spiroslounge.com
You know that old saying: “Everything’s better with bacon.” Okay, well maybe that’s not necessarily an old saying—but it should be! Who wouldn’t love fresh, crispy bacon incorporated into already tasty dishes to elevate them to a whole new level of deliciousness? At Spiro’s Restaurant and Lounge, the winner of many other categories this year as well, there are several scrumptious dishes featuring bacon, including their ultra-yummy scallops wrapped in bacon! What a great way to start a meal!
2016: Long Islanders Voted Peter Luger, Sizzling Bacon Best Bacon Menu Item on Long Island
Peter Luger, Sizzling Bacon
255 Northern Blvd., Great Neck. 516-487-8800. peterluger.com/great-neck/
Meaty, extra thick, and literally sizzlin’, this must-order appetizer is as wonderful as you’d expect from this legendary steak house and is the perfect warm-up, or side order, to go with your special feast!
2015: Long Islanders Voted A Taste of Home Bakery, Chocolate Covered Bacon Best Bacon Menu Item on Long Island!
A Taste of Home Bakery – Chocolate Covered Bacon
1992 North Jerusalem Rd., North Bellmore. 516-486-1670. atasteofhomeli.com
There are not too many food combinations existing in this strange, bizarre place we call Earth that taste better, or have such an extraordinarily profound effect on us humans, than chocolate and bacon. Sure, there is the aforementioned hybrid of spinach and artichoke, blended correctly, into an immeasurably delicious creamy slather that transports mere crackers and bread into something not typically of this realm. But chocolate and bacon, well, that is something truly exceptional, something magnificent and worthy of a 2,500-word blurb singing its glory. Due to word count constraints, you unfortunately won’t find that here, though you will catch just a glimpse within these hallowed words. Long Island has spoken, and they deem A Taste Of Home Bakery’s such creation The Best!
2014: Long Islanders Voted the Kobe Beef Sliders with Bacon at Argyle Grill & Tavern in Babylon Best Bacon Menu Item on Long Island!
1. Argyle Grill & Tavern – Kobe Beef Sliders with Bacon
90 Deer Park Ave., Babylon. 631-321-4900. theargylegrill.com
2. West East Bistro – Lobster Mac and Cheese with Bacon
758 S. Broadway, Hicksville. 516-939-6618. westeastbistro.com
3. Dough Hut – Bacon Maple Doughnut
891 W. Beech St., Long Beach. 516-432-1400.