From The SunTimes:
And this month, we saw the unveiling of breaded, deep-fried bacon — dressed in country gravy — at Risque Cafe in Lake View.
If we know anything about these strips of cured and smoked meat, it’s this: Bacon is the new black.
It’s a billion-dollar-a-year business and that’s just retail sales alone.
At Risque Cafe, 3419 N. Clark, country-fried bacon ($6) is on the appetizer menu. Raw bacon strips are put in an egg wash, dredged in a heavily peppered flour and then deep fried in vegetable oil, says chef Andrew Niemeyer.