April 22, 2015

10 Dishes Around Cleveland That Are All About the Bacon

By Jason Beudert

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Bar Cento - Sunnyside Pizza - One of the absolute best bacon-esk dishes you will ever put in your mouth - the Sunnyside Pizza at Bar Cento on West 25th St. in Ohio City. Thin pizza dough is baked crispy with olive oil, provolone cheese, Blue Loon Farm eggs, cracked black pepper and succulent house made pancetta bacon. Bar Cento is located at 1948 W 25th St. Call 216-274-1010. (Photo via heyheybodie, Instagram)
Bar Cento - Sunnyside Pizza - One of the absolute best bacon-esk dishes you will ever put in your mouth - the Sunnyside Pizza at Bar Cento on West 25th St. in Ohio City. Thin pizza dough is baked crispy with olive oil, provolone cheese, Blue Loon Farm eggs, cracked black pepper and succulent house made pancetta bacon. Bar Cento is located at 1948 W 25th St. Call 216-274-1010. (Photo via heyheybodie, Instagram)
Melt Bar and Grilled - Wake and Bacon - Does it get any better? Two pieces of grilled crunchy bread crammed with fried eggs, tons of American cheese, and an obscene amount of killer bacon. Breakfast in a sandwich. Melt Bar and Grilled is located at 13463 Cedar Rd. Call 216.965.0988. (Photo via Instagram User jadkins042)
Melt Bar and Grilled - Wake and Bacon - Does it get any better? Two pieces of grilled crunchy bread crammed with fried eggs, tons of American cheese, and an obscene amount of killer bacon. Breakfast in a sandwich. Melt Bar and Grilled is located at 13463 Cedar Rd. Call 216.965.0988. (Photo via Instagram User jadkins042)
Pura Vida - BLT - Brandt Evans does it again with this bacon classic. Pura Vida's BLT starts with house cured bacon along with some arugula, picked red onions, fried egg, and heirloom tomatoes between grilled sourdough bread. Pura Vida is located at 170 Euclid Ave. Call 216-987-0100. (Photo via Pura Vida, Facebook)
Pura Vida - BLT - Brandt Evans does it again with this bacon classic. Pura Vida's BLT starts with house cured bacon along with some arugula, picked red onions, fried egg, and heirloom tomatoes between grilled sourdough bread. Pura Vida is located at 170 Euclid Ave. Call 216-987-0100. (Photo via Pura Vida, Facebook)
AMP 150 - Double Bacon Cheeseburger - This is no Wendy's Baconater. In fact, AMP 150 ships in their swine from the famous Benton Farms in Tennessee. Add some bacon aioli, Ohio cheddar cheese, and some house pickles to the double meat patties and you are in bacon heaven. AMP 150 is located at 4277 W 150th St. Call 216-706-8787. (Photo via Flickr CC)
AMP 150 - Double Bacon Cheeseburger - This is no Wendy's Baconater. In fact, AMP 150 ships in their swine from the famous Benton Farms in Tennessee. Add some bacon aioli, Ohio cheddar cheese, and some house pickles to the double meat patties and you are in bacon heaven. AMP 150 is located at 4277 W 150th St. Call 216-706-8787. (Photo via Flickr CC)
Moxie, the Restaurant - Hot Date and Bacon Salad - Moxie starts with fresh spinach leaves and a zesty vinaigrette tossed with fennel and black pepper smoked bacon, dates, olive oil, honey, and crumbled blue cheese. Moxie the Restaurant is located at 3355 Richmond Rd Beachwood. Call 216-831-5599. (Photo via Facebook)
Moxie, the Restaurant - Hot Date and Bacon Salad - Moxie starts with fresh spinach leaves and a zesty vinaigrette tossed with fennel and black pepper smoked bacon, dates, olive oil, honey, and crumbled blue cheese. Moxie the Restaurant is located at 3355 Richmond Rd Beachwood. Call 216-831-5599. (Photo via Facebook)
Lilly Handmade Chocolates - The Oink Truffle - The Tremont chocolatier has outdone itself with this bacon delight. The milk chocolate blended with an apple cider reduction plays magically with the saltiness of both the pecan and of course the bacon. Lilly Handmade Chocolates is located at 761 Starkweather Ave. Call 216-771-3333
Lilly Handmade Chocolates - The Oink Truffle - The Tremont chocolatier has outdone itself with this bacon delight. The milk chocolate blended with an apple cider reduction plays magically with the saltiness of both the pecan and of course the bacon. Lilly Handmade Chocolates is located at 761 Starkweather Ave. Call 216-771-3333
Cork & Cleaver - Seared Scallops with Crispy Bacon - Seared scallops resting on top of polenta is finished off with truffle honey oil and delicious bacon. Cork $ Cleaver Social Kitchen is located at 8130 Broadview Rd, Broadview Heights. Call 440-627-6449. (Photo via Flickr CC)
Cork & Cleaver - Seared Scallops with Crispy Bacon - Seared scallops resting on top of polenta is finished off with truffle honey oil and delicious bacon. Cork $ Cleaver Social Kitchen is located at 8130 Broadview Rd, Broadview Heights. Call 440-627-6449. (Photo via Flickr CC)
A Slice Above - Cheeseburger Bacon Pizza - Thick pizza dough is topped with mustard and ketchup as a base. Then full size hamburgers are topped with American cheese and loads of bacon. Sorry no fries. A Slice Above Pizza is located at 8788 Pearl Rd , Strongsville. Call 440-826-1300 (Photo via Instagram _ld)
A Slice Above - Cheeseburger Bacon Pizza - Thick pizza dough is topped with mustard and ketchup as a base. Then full size hamburgers are topped with American cheese and loads of bacon. Sorry no fries. A Slice Above Pizza is located at 8788 Pearl Rd , Strongsville. Call 440-826-1300 (Photo via Instagram _ld)
The Greenhouse Tavern - Animal Frites with Bacon - Perfectly crispy frites smothered with whole grain mustard, mozzarella cheese curd & brown gravy. Then finished off with fried eggs and the best for last -- bacon! The Greenhouse Tavern is located at 2038 E 4th St. Call 216-443-0511. (Photo via tessaearnhart, Instagram)
The Greenhouse Tavern - Animal Frites with Bacon - Perfectly crispy frites smothered with whole grain mustard, mozzarella cheese curd & brown gravy. Then finished off with fried eggs and the best for last -- bacon! The Greenhouse Tavern is located at 2038 E 4th St. Call 216-443-0511. (Photo via tessaearnhart, Instagram)
Lola Bistro - The 6 a.m. Special - The Iron Chef set the standard for bacon in the 216. And it is The 6 A.M. Special at Lola Bistro that was a culinary catalyst. Brioche French toast topped with caramelized apples along with some mind blowing maple-bacon ice cream. Lola Bistro is located at 2058 E 4th St. Call 216- 621-5652 . (Photo via koaruaok1564, Instagram)
Lola Bistro - The 6 a.m. Special - The Iron Chef set the standard for bacon in the 216. And it is The 6 A.M. Special at Lola Bistro that was a culinary catalyst. Brioche French toast topped with caramelized apples along with some mind blowing maple-bacon ice cream. Lola Bistro is located at 2058 E 4th St. Call 216- 621-5652 . (Photo via koaruaok1564, Instagram)