Chicago’s Pig On A Stick! Baseball’s Bacon Fix! + Chicken-Fried Bacon Abuse! Sticky Rice Burgers! “Spotted Dick”! The World’s Wildest Food!

Play Ball! Bacon Ball That Is!

chicago white sox bacon-white sox

Yes, the new baseball season is underway, and the Chicago White Sox promise to make this season the tastiest yet, as they unveil “bacon on a stick” for fans!

Imagine watching a game with one of these babies – and guess what? The Sox aren’t alone!

baseball snacks bacon on a stick

Yes, this is bacon on a stick from the Texas Rangers…talk about a ballpark bacon battle! I can’t wait to head out to a ballpark and bite down on some baseball goodness!

Because we ALL know that everything is better with:

supersized bacon sandwich

Time To Bit Down Hard!

Hungry for some new bacon treats? Willing to commit to some real “bacon abuse”? Well, then Nick Offerman has some advice for you!


Give Me All Your Bacon!

Yes, it is my rallying cry as well, and as you can see, he means it! No doubt he’d smile a big smile when he got a look at my latest late night snack:

A Bacon Sandwich!

bacon sandwich

Just a light snack before i take “the big sleep”…thanks to the “bacon bits” blog for this mega bacon sandwich…it seems pretty easy to manage: just bite into this and take a shot of that Wild Turkey and you can call it a day…

Before you think “bacon is just bacon is just bacon”, look at this new trend!

Pig On A Stick!

Pig On A Stick

This seems to be the new craze: take big chunks of pork belly, cook it up – usually in a delicious glaze – stick it on a stick like a lollipop and voila, dinner! I have seen these in two different restaurants in the past month…I smell a trend…looks like just wrapping bacon around anything and everything isn’t enough anymore…

bacon on a stick

Sure, these look good, but they might be a bit “fancy”…sometimes you just want something more SIMPLE…like your butt on a stick!

pig butt on a stick...

Well, at least it’s truth in advertising…just like this next sandwich, dubbed “late night snack!”

“Late Night Snack”

Thanks to the website “This Is Why You’re Huge” for this one – a big handful of stuff:

mega sandwich

Talk about a pile up: Bread, mayonnaise, double layer of ham, double layer of beef, single layer of ham, mozzarella cheese, bacon, grilled steak, more cheese, bread, mayonnaise, smoked bacon, more cheese, 4 hotdogs, more cheese, bread, mayonnaise, 4 pork sausages, a fried egg, more cheese, mayonnaise and bread.

Maybe a slice of foie gras would be the way to top it….oh look, someone already had that idea!


Wendy’s Foie Gras Burger – Hello Japan!

Leave it to the Japanese to come up with this one:


This $16 Wendy’s burger – offered for sale in Japan – consists of a classic Wendy’s beef patty loaded up with all the regular fixings plus a healthy dose of fatty duck liver.


But in case you don’t like to fly, remember you don’t have to go to Japan to find something unique – just go to Dominick’s grocery store:

Bring Out The Spotted Dick!

Yes, you can buy your own “spotted dick” and they sell it by the can in Chicago!

spotted dick

Spotted Dick is a steamed suet pudding, popular in Britain and Canada, containing dried fruit (usually currants or raisins) commonly served with custard. Spotted refers to the dried fruit (which resemble spots) and dick may be a contraction or corruption of the word pudding – or possibly a corruption of the word dough or dog, as spotted dick is another name for the same dish with the use of plums rather than currants.


Have at it! Better yet, try out THIS meal in a bun!

The Sex Panther!

mega sandwich

No reason why it has that title, but here’s what you get: take a hollowed out bun, stuff it with breaded schnitzel, a ton of bacon, more cheese than you know what to do with, and then find room in there for some ham and steak. Yum yum yum…and here’s a 28 pound version!


Want something a bit lighter? Perhaps with a unique southeast Asia flavor?

Sticky Rice Burgers!

Wait, WHAT?! What’s a “sticky rice” burger? Well, let me explain….

sticky rice burger

This is a delicious looking burger, but instead of a bun, it is cradled by sticky rice!


And thanks to the great website “Serious Eats”, i found out about this unique item: there is a whole story all about the sticky rice burger! Check out the story here:

Oh, and here is a spicy sticky rice burger currently being served at 7-11 stores in Thailand!

711 thai burger


It wouldn’t be a food post if I didn’t share some of the latest abuses from the world of our favorite meat: BACON. I leave you with some of the latest examples of “bacon abuse”, like this one:

Bacon-Wrapped Pretzels!


Not bad, right? But imagine the flavor of a pretzel and then lay some bacon over that….not feeling it, but they did a nice job on the presentation. And hey, sometimes you need something to keep the bacon straight!

Here is the link with the recipe, so you can make these yourself:

On the other hand, I could learn to love this:


There is NOTHING wrong when something looks SO RIGHT as this:

Chicken-Fried Bacon!

chicken fried bacon

Sounds pretty easy to me: make some fried chicken batter – then toss out the chicken and go to town on a pile of BACON! And yes, the gravy is what makes this a winner!


And, if you REALLY need bacon in every possible way, then you can eat what I found recently:

Bacon Focaccia!

Bacon Focaccia

What can I say? I love focaccia, and an enterprising baker realized that, by baking in some bacon on top, it just makes focaccia even better! And how simple is THIS? But then again, I also love the ultimate simple food: sushi…or at least, I DID until Alex sent me this picture…

Sushi Biker!

sushi bicyclist

“Sticky Rice” INDEED!

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