4. The Baconaut 3. Bourbon Bacon Waffles and Wings The Albert, Atlanta
Angel Food Bakery, Minneapolis
Approximate Calorie Count: 526. Definitely knot healthy (!).
Okay, so this place has been making a Cronut predecessor that they call the Cro-Knot since wayyy before any NYC bakeries thought of the idea (as far back as 1988). They knot up croissant-style dough and then deep-fry the knots before drizzling them with glaze while they're still fingerprint-eliminatingly hot. And, while that guy above may still be in the research/experimentation phase, they're planning on soon rolling out a Cro-Knot with bacon knotted into the dough that's then deep-fried and covered in maple glaze, and they're calling it the Baconaut. We have seen the future, and it is bacon-y, deep-fried, and delicious.
Watch exactly how these things are made, here
Approximate Calorie Count: 1,024
. It's like a mesmerizing waterfall of sugary goodness.
It's the classic fried chicken & waffles model, but much awesomer: they put bacon INTO the waffles, then top them with smoked wings, throw on some more bacon, and then douse them with that beautiful perpetual syrup drip up above. Oh yeah, and the syrup is a) Caramel flavored and b) Infused with bourbon
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