Let’s face it… Bacon is the new black. what used to be just a side dish with breakfast now gets used in ways we would have thought nuts 15 years ago.
I’ve had bacon in a chocolate bar, fixed bacon wrapped fresh figs and pig candy. I’d even seen bacon topped cookies.
I wanted to go one further, though. I made my favorite chocolate chip cookies and added 1/2 pound of crispy bacon!
I didn’t want all this bacony cookie goodness just sitting around, as I don’t need to eat all of that, so I asked some Twitter friends if they’d like to try them. Parker Flats was offered up to host at the Schwartz’s, so several of us were off to downtown last night!
The verdict on the cookies was that they were good, but they could have used even more bacon! I was afraid to overpower them, but next time I’ll double up the bacon! I also had some pig candy, made with brown sugar and ancho chile powder, which didn’t last too long once people tried it, and a loaf of brioche, which went really well with some cheese spread Carla and Tom of Hoperatives. They also brought some really hoppy beer, Party Town’s Rye 75. Hoppy, with shot of rye at the beginning.
This was my first time getting together face to face with Cincinnati Twitter friends, and we had a great evening. A couple I hadn’t talked to before were there, Annamarie and Scott, and Bryan Sherman came by, one of the guys that joined me for lunch last week at Jim Dandy’s BBQ. The weather was good, and the Tweetdeck was opened up to a breeze, with the Reds game playing in the background.
Now I just have to talk all the Cincy people into coming out to the country this summer for a get together. Maybe a barbecue happy hour of burnt ends and beer will entice them out!