The Wayland (address and info)
This most simple of sandwich creations is taken to new, bacon-y heights at this top-notch cocktail bar thanks to double-smoked pork belly (aka mad-thick bacon) that’s been slow cooked in apple cider, bourbon, and maple syrup, then topped with roma tomatoes, frisee, and rosemary mayo on country bread.
Mission Chinese Food (address and info)
Lower East Side
This restaurant is hot shit right now, and will be for the foreseeable future -- but with good reasons, one of which is this spicy dish loaded with bacon tossed in a wok and dressed up with Shanghai rice cakes, bitter melon, and sweet tofu skins.