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This Week In Chicago Food Porn: You Had Me At Crispy Bacon-Almond Praline

By Melissa McEwen in Food on Mar 16, 2015 7:00PM


We've already told you how much we love Mayana's Space Bar, a hunk of chewy vanilla nougat with crunchy nuts covered in silky sea salt caramel and then dipped in dark chocolate. Now they have a new bar to lust over— The Heavens To Bacon Bar, which is crafted of crispy bacon-almond praline, potato chips, smoked sea salt caramel, puffed rice and 66% dark chocolate. You can grab one online or wait until they are at your favorite local shops that carry Mayana like Southport Grocery (3552 N Southport) or Green Grocer (1402 W. Grand Ave.)


Looking for something more savory? This seared duck breast with peppercorn reduction, haricot vert, duck confit and creamy polenta at the new Brass Monkey (401 N. Morgan St.) looks pretty tasty.


Or why not go for this delectable Prime New York strip with potato puree, cilantro chimichurri and braised cipollini onions at Kinmont (419 W. Superior St.)?