This year’s winner of the OC Foodie Fest, Jay and Karen Dieugenio are the proud parents of this little piggy. Jay and Karen are heavy into tailgating and what better way to do it than with bacon. No one else was doing it and the truck was born. Bacon is the basis of good down-home cooking. The Dieugenios run a family-oriented truck, which is a family itself. Their team is friendly and just wants to make sure you’re happy.
E-I-E-I-Ouch! is two lamb, beef and applewood smoked bacon patties served on toasted rolls with jalapeno chevre goat cheese, lettuce and Havarti crisps. Wow! This meat combination is orgasmic! The bacon seasons up the lamb and beef perfectly. The two cheeses give the sliders depth – salty and crispy from the havarti, creamy and slightly spicy from the goat cheese. The rolls are perfectly constructed – soft and light enough for eating yet strong enough hold everything together. Thumbs up, way up!
Bacon Cheese Crisps are cheddar cheese and chunk bacon blend fried to a crispy chip and topped with sour cream & bacon bits. This is a low-carber dream come true! You too can have a protein-packed snack with the crunchiness you miss from chips and crackers. Cheddar cheese and bacon are a perfect match. You’ll probably want to get two orders of this baby. They are very addictive! Thumbs up!
Bacon Ball Trio is three their bacon-wrapped bites – The Mac’n Bac’n (cheddar bacon mac n’ cheese), the Bacon Mignon (petite filet and gorgonzola) and the PB&J (on crustless Wonder Bread). Okay, this was inventive and seemed weird at first. The best one was the Bacon Mignon. The flavors of the bacon and gorgonzola were very well paired. It was like a mini bacon-wrapped filet with gorgonzola cheese crumbled on top. I could eat a bunch of these anytime, but the others, not so much. Mac n’ cheese seems to be the rage now. I am seeing it on an ever-growing number of trendy bar & grill menus around Orange County. I understand about it being a comfort food, but I don’t really get it. Maybe it’s because I rarely ate it as a child. The flavor combos in the PB&J were just a little too weird to accurately describe. Although this would be a great item to submit for the OC Fair next year, right next to deep-fried Kool Aid. Thumbs up on the Bacon Mignon ball!
Jack Back Sammie is thick-sliced egg bread, stuffed with melty sharp cheddar cheese and their chunk bacon blend, and served with a shot of tomato soup for dippin’. You can add grilled jalapenos, caramelized onions, green apple, tomatoes, extra bacon, and/or petite filet. This item reminds me of a Monte Cristo–on steroids. The amount of cheddar cheese in this dish is overwhelming! I love cheese so this was perfect for me. Only problem is that you can’t eat this in one sitting. But it’s perfect the next day after being reheated in the microwave or toaster oven. Adding green apple sounds like a winner for next time! Thumbs up!
Bacon for dessert? Brownie Bites are moist and chocolaty, wrapped in bacon, deep fried, served on a pillow of whipped cream, and drizzled with Hershey’s chocolate syrup. They got my vote for Best Sweet at the OC Foodie Fest this year. It’s true – bacon really does goes with everything! The crispy, salty bacon performed a wonderful balancing act with the sweet, moist brownie inside. Who would have thought of it? Only Bacon MANia would have thought about it. Wonderfully played and thumbs up to you!
Check their website so you can follow The Snout around Orange County. You can also vote for them as America’s Favorite on the Food Network! Bacon Rules!
Service: 5 out of 5 stars
Food: 4 out of 5 stars
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