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Bacon Thing of The Day: Godshall’s Uncured Turkey Bacon!

Front of Bacon Package
All Photos By Gail

I think you will all agree that it has been far too long since we have featured a quality Bacon Thing of the Day post on this here Rad Blog, but that dry spell has officially come to end! I recently received a shipment of Godshall’s Uncured Turkey Bacon to review for The Gig, and, trust me, it was worth waiting for. Fans who love the delicious, smoked taste and versatility of Bacon, but would prefer to avoid the greasy mess and clean up — not to mention the time it takes to fry it up to crispy perfection — are going to want to check this out!

Back of Bacon Package

Godshall’s Uncured Turkey Bacon is the same real meat, with the real wood smoked Turkey Bacon taste, but with no nitrates or nitrites! It is gluten free with no MSG, and 50% less fat than USDA data for Pork Bacon. And since this Turkey Bacon it is already fully cooked, it can be heated up and ready to eat in just a few seconds.

Bacon and Package

Out of the wrapper, the Bacon looks very much like a piece of high quality meat  jerky, but it remains tender to the bite.

Bacon in the Package

The meat is not greasy to the touch and warms quickly earth in the microwave, or  in a skillet on the stove top, which is what I did, since I do not own a microwave.

Bacon in the Pan

As you can see, the Godshall’s Turkey Bacon has no fat on it, so this bacon will not become crisp like regular pork bacon. It only needs about 25 seconds on each side to warm, so be careful not to over cook it, because that can lead to toughness.

Bacon and Egg Breakfast

Here is what my finished Bacon and Egg breakfast looked like! Except for the absence of crispness, the Bacon-taste of Godshall’s Turkey Bacon is going to please any bacon lover.

Serving Suggestion

If you can make decent pancakes, here is another serving suggestion for this tasty bacon. I have also used Godshall’s Turkey Bacon in a cheese and bacon omelet, and in an easy Pasta Carbonara, both with excellent results!

Pasta Carbonara

With a bit of culinary creativity, I am sure you could use Godshall’s Uncured Turkey Bacon as a substitute for pork bacon in many recipes! Find out more about Godshall’s fine meat products at This Link!

Dorian Grey Gallery Presents Walter Robinson, Indulgences

Walter Robinson Indulgences Exhibit Signage
All Photos by Gail

Dorian Grey Gallery in the East Village hosted an informal brunch today to promote its current exhibit, Indulgences, works on paper and recent paintings by New York artist Walter Robinson. As you might infer from the show’s title, Indulgences includes paintings of sweets and fast food favorites, pharmaceuticals and alcohol. The show also includes a selection of celebrity portraits, nudes and romance novel covers, but I didn’t feel compelled to shoot pictures of any of that stuff, so, you know, just go to the gallery and check it out.

True Cigs and Heineken Beer

Someone standing next to me in the gallery asked me if they even make True Cigarettes anymore. I said I have no idea, because I don’t smoke.

Diner Food Triptych

I like this triptych of Diner food favorites, especially the Cheeseburger Deluxe. Mmm… Cheeseburger.


Looking at this painting of a Stack of Pancakes made me very hungry.

Table of Snacks

Who knew you could work up such an appetite just from looking at Art? Fortunately, Dorian Grey Gallery provided some snacks and beverages.

McDonalds French Fries

McDonalds Large Size French Fries
are indeed a masterpiece.

Burger Trio

A trio of Hamburgers. I believe the one on the far right is a Whopper.


My mouth is watering just uploading my photos to this post.

Plate of Brownies

These Brownies look Delicious.

Stack of Money

This art made me think: I wonder how much money is in this stack of cash, and are all the bills ones, or just the top bill. Art!

Gallery Shot

Indulgences will be on Exhibit Through March 31st, 2013 at Dorian Grey Gallery, Located at 437 East Ninth Street (Just West of Avenue A) in NYC. Gallery Hours are Tuesday – Sunday, Noon to 7:00 PM.

Bacon Thing of The Day: Bacon Breakfast Princess

Bacon Breakfast Fairy
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Bacon never looked so stylish! In this photo, you can see that the Breakfast Princess has on a rocking outfit, representing all of your favorite breakfast foods, including Eggs (Face, Hair, Shoes), Buttered Toast (Blouse), Pancakes (Skirt) and, most importantly, Bacon (Hair Ribbons and Belt)! And look how friendly she seems! I am so hungry now.

Downtown IHOP Opens on 14th Street!

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East Villagers rejoice: the first ever downtown location of the International House of Pancakes (aka The IHOP) has finally opened as of last weekend. I made my maiden voyage to the hallowed House of Pancakes earlier today, accompanied by friends Nadia and Mark, who, like me, are serious pancake lovers. We arrived at about 10:45 AM and were advised there would be about a 20 minute wait for a table. Not bad, considering the inside waiting area was packed, with more hungry people congregated on the street out front like it was “Occupy Wall Street” or something. But we found a space to wait comfortably, perched on the generous-sized brick lip of the front windows, as we passed time jabbering excitedly while intently studying the “Carry- out” menus we had snatched from the front counter so we could plan out what we might want to eat in advance of being seated. Multi-tasking! As promised, in 20 minutes we were inside and seated in the quieter, rear area of the restaurant at a spacious booth! Score!

Breakfast Sampler: I Ate It

Seriously, there is almost too much stuff on this menu — it goes on for pages and pages — so they don’t make it easy to decide. Menu highlights include: Stuffed French Toast Combo ($8.49), Bacon Temptation Omelette ($11.49), and a variety of combo platters that include any number of the following: eggs, bacon and/or sausage and/or ham, hash brown and pancakes (priced in the range of $9 – 10) so you can pretty much tailor make your breakfast to your specific cravings and degree of hunger. Both Mark and I decided on the Breakfast Sampler ($9.99): 2 Eggs, 2 Bacon Strips, 2 Link Sausage, 2 Pieces of Ham, Hash Browns and 2 Fluffy Buttermilk Pancakes — which we customized by swapping out the buttermilk pancakes for “fancy pancakes” for an up-charge of $2.00 (my choice: Chocolate Chip Pancakes; Mark’s Choice: Apple Cinnamon Pancakes). Nadia, being a tiny person and less of a chow hound, chose the simple Double Blueberry Pancakes ($7.99) with side of Bacon. A carafe of unlimited hot coffee for the table is $1.99 per person.

Chocolate Chip Pancakes, So Good!

Service was a little on the slow side, but we cut our server (Joyce) some serious slack because it was just nuts in there, plus she was extra nice and extra careful to get our order correct. Everything was delicious, well-prepared and it tasted like you want IHOP food to taste! When I go again though — which I will! — I will just get regular pancakes, because adding the sweetness of Chocolate Chip Pancakes to Eggs and Sausage covered with ketchup was a little overboard, even for me.

There are full menus for seniors (+55 — just five more years until I qualify!) and kids (12 and under). If you are one of those killjoys who insists on eating egg white omelettes (note: this is how IHOP chooses to spell Omelet) and healthy crap like that, be assured that IHOP offers menu options for you under the “Simple & Fit” section. As we departed from a successful Breakfast Adventure, close to 12 Noon, we overheard the hostess say that the wait was now around 45 minutes, so the earlier you get there, the better!

The IHOP is located at 235 East 14th Street (between 2nd and 3rd Avenues on the North Side of the Block). Open 24 Hours! Phone 212-388-1499

Star Wars™ Pancake Molds!

If you like Pancakes and Star Wars characters, then you will probably lose your mind over these adorable Star Wars Pancake Molds which will make your delicious pancakes look like Darth Vader, Yoda or a Stormtrooper. I am not much for the Star Wars but even I have to admit that they are so cute, I can barely live. Be sure to add a few slices of crispy bacon on the side, and let the force of breakfast be with you. Available from Williams Sonoma, for just $19.95 / set of 3.

Thanks to Alan Dicker for the Tip!

Bacon Thing of The Day: Bacon Chocolate Chip Pancake Mix

Oh my goodness, I don’t think I could imagine a more delicious thing to eat for breakfast or brunch than hot, fluffy pancakes made from this amazing Bacon Chocolate Chip Pancake Mix. Someone, please make these for me right now.

Thanks to Lydia Bertolini for The Tip!

Rainbow Pancakes

Sometimes you can find the coolest stuff on the Interwebs without even trying. Neatorama Dot Com featured a post earlier today about these awesome Rainbow Pancakes! OMG, they look so beautiful and also delicious. See more pictures and find out how to make them at this link! Rainbow pancakes!

A Tasty Free Brunch, The ING NYC Marathon and A Lovely Day in The Park

CP Dana Discovery Center
Dana Discovery Center (Photo By Diane Anderson)

I know it’s been fall for over a month now, but today really felt like a true kick off to the season. First of all, I celebrated our triumphant return to standard time (thank god) by spending a lovely few hours this morning with my good friend Diane (aka “Diaaaahhhne!”) in and around the gorgeous fall foliage of Central Park. Diane was kind enough to invite me to join her at the 13th annual Central Park Conservancy Brunch, thrown in conjunction with the ING New York City Marathon. Festive! First, Diane and I hiked from her home uptown near 5th Avenue through the densely wooded park to the Charles A. Dana Discovery Center, which is located inside the park at 110th Street.

CP Harlem Meer
Harlem Meer (Lake)

The center looks out onto a man-made lake where both swans and geese swim freely; so beautiful and such a haven from the hubbub on the street. After gorging ourselves on a sumptuous buffet brunch that included banana pancakes and the most delicious link sausage I’ve ever tasted, we made it out to 5th avenue in plenty of time to see the marathon’s women forerunners speed past us on their way to the finish line further downtown.

CP Brunch Buffet
I Ate Until I Was In Pain

We strolled leisurely back down the avenue, enjoying the beauty of the park and cheering on the winning hopefuls for the men’s division before returning to Diane’s to watch the winners cross the finish line on TV. What a refreshing and spiritually invigorating way to spend Sunday morning in the city.

CP Lady Forerunners
Winner Derartu Tulu Seen Here With An Early Lead

For the men, Meb Keflizghi (2:09:15) became the first American winner of the ING New York City Marathon since 1982. On the women’s side, one of history’s all-time great distance runners, Derartu Tulu of Ethiopia, scored her first win with a finish time of just 2:28:52. Congratulations to all the runners, and thanks again, Diane for the wonderful day!