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Not Just for Breakfast: 12 Bomb Bacon Dishes

Bacon's not just for your morning routine anymore. Though traditionally served with eggs and sausage as part of a full breakfast, over the past few years, bacon dishes (and drinks!) have been showing up at all times of day, in everything from creative salads to thirst-quenching cocktails.
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Bacon's not just for your morning routine anymore. Though traditionally served with eggs and sausage as part of a full breakfast, over the past few years, bacon dishes (and drinks!) have been showing up at all times of day, in everything from creative salads to thirst-quenching cocktails.

Salt-cured, crispy and delicious, there are endless ways to enjoy this savory delight. Here are a few of our current favorite bacon dishes:

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Photo provided by The Backroom at Moody's.

The Backroom at Moody's serves up a delicious pasta dish called "Bacon & Eggs," a bacon bolognese (meat) sauce, black pepper pasta and a luscious poached egg.

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The Kale & Escarole salad at ROOT in Philadelphia comes with crumbled egg, bacon and breadcrumbs, all tossed in Caesar dressing.

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Photo provided by The Pig.

The Pig in Washington D.C. shakes up a "Pig Bloody" (Mary), a bacon-infused take on the brunch favorite that is nearly a meal itself. And don't miss the "bacon old fashioned," a savory twist on a classic cocktail, made with bacon-washed bourbon, maple syrup and bitters.

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Photo provided by Plan Check Kitchen + Bar.

The Chef's Favorite Burger at Plan Check Kitchen + Bar is made with bacon two ways, cheese two ways, a sunny fried egg, hot sauce and ketchup leather -- a creative take on the favorite tomato-based condiment.

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Photo provided by The Marshal.

Using local produce, The Marshal delivers a wood oven mac n' cheese for the table -- a savory mix of corkscrew pasta with thick-cut bacon and Pennsylvania Swiss cheese.

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Photo provided by 25 Lusk.

No proper brunch spread is complete without a few slices of crunchy bacon. 25 Lusk in SF crisps up some of the best -- great alongside scrambled eggs, omelettes or even pancakes.

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The Smoked Trout BLT at Sink Swim in Chicago is anything but an ordinary bacon-lettuce-and-tomato sandwich, combining smoky fish, crunchy bacon and a light, bright tartar sauce.

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Photo provided by Vernick Food & Drink. Photo by Jason Varney.

The assorted toasts at Vernick Food & Drink in Philadelphia come topped with delectable combos, including Maryland crab, avocado and spicy radish, plus a meat-lover's favorite with peas and bacon.

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The Sinclair in Boston features a Berries + Bacon + Fluff waffle -- complete with Marshmallow Fluff, fresh berries and savory bacon -- as part of their fun brunch waffle bar.

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Photo provided by Manhattan Beach Post. Photo by Rick Poon.

In LA, Manhattan Beach Post bakes up fresh bacon cheddar buttermilk biscuits and serves them with a side of creamy maple butter.

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Photo provided by Locanda.

Add a side of crisp, house-cured bacon to your brunch spread at Locanda in SF, perfect next to a stack of lemon-ricotta pancakes, hashbrowns or a fresh bagel with all the trimmings.

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The Chopped Steakhouse Salad from R2L in Philadelphia is a classic -- a hearty mix of romaine lettuce, bacon, olives and blue cheese.

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