Bacon Appetizer Slapdown: St. Anselm Vs. Fatty 'Cue
I've been seeing lots of bacon apps on menus lately. It probably goes back 100 years -- Peter Luger's bill of fare was the first time I remember seeing bacon all by itself as a dish.
It seems rather decadent, doesn't it? Enjoying a wad of bacon completely by itself, without benefit of sandwich or scrambled eggs.
It's becoming more and more common, a way to indulge yourself, while adding extra pig fat to the diet.
Today we put two prominent bacon appetizers to the test, only a few blocks distant from each other in Williamsburg, and only a stone's throw from Peter Luger. Both are relatively new restaurants. St. Anselm recently reopened with a new menu, while Fatty 'Cue has been at it for a year.