Don’t go bacon my heart…
BarBacon is a gastropub located at 836 9th Ave, New York, NY 10019. Specializing in flights and other swine spiked grub. I had a reservation but there was a slight wait, but hey what can you expect on a Friday night in NYC. There is no “waiting area” so you just have to awkwardly stand in front of the door. The aesthetic of place is rustic wedding crossed with a Hell’s Kitchen bar. It is very nicely decorated for its aesthetic.
Right away what caught my eye was the signature drinks menu. The Midnight ‘N’ Molasses, contained: Bacon Bourbon, St Germine, ginger, lime, syrup, & molasses, topped off with Champagne and obviously bacon. It is really strong so you feel the initial buzz but as the night wears on, boy, do things get fun! It took me the entire dinner to feel the full effects of this drink, but it was worth it! The sweetness from the molasses, the savory from the bacon and a hint of smoke really camouflage this concoction.
For dinner I ordered the pulled pork sandwich, it came with pineapple jalapeno coleslaw, and BBQ Bacon. I just want to comment on how well this ciabatta bread was baked. The bottom slice was soggy from soaking up all of the sandwich’s deliciousness but is was keeping together very nicely. Since I prefer to eat my sandwiches upside down, I was able to appreciate the nice toast on the top crust of the ciabatta. The pork was very tender and juicy, which paired well with the spiciness/sweetness of the coleslaw. The bacon was nice and crisp to cou ter the softness of the bottom slice of bread. The potato chips were disappointing. They were overdone, on the side of burnt but they would have been perfect for the sandwich had they been executed properly.
For dessert, I ordered the Chocolate Covered Bacon. The chocolate coating was nice and silky. The bacon had a nice crunch to it, the deep savory taste of the bacon worked well with the bold flavor of the chocolate. It was not overly sweet, just the right amount to balance out the entire meal.
This place a nice night out in NYC. I’d give it a 4. Thanks to my boss for suggesting this place!