Bacon Dishes

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Jonathan Gold seeks out the best bacon dishes around town.

He recommends:

  • Hunan ham (bacon) stir-fried with hot peppers at Chuan Xiang Tower (227 W Valley Blvd #118A, 626-293-8653) in San Gabriel
  • house-cured guanciale (hog jowls cooked Roman-style) at Vincenti in Brentwood
  • sweet, thick and juicy Nueske bacon at Square One
    in Silver Lake
  • "pig candy" (bacon baked in brown sugar) at Lou in Hollywood
  • bacon wrapped dates stuffed with Parmesan cheese at A.O.C. in Los Angeles