Here in Santa Barbara many restaurants come and go as it is a small town with loads of restaurants, but I feel optimistic for the newest one: State & Fig. Why? Because there’s bacon. I recently tried their Mac’n’cheese and their Fig Burger, both of which include our beloved bacon.
The Mac’n’cheese is made with fontina, provolone, parmesan, applewood bacon, breadcrumbs and sure is rich! The bacon really stands up to the medley of cheeses bringing a lovely smokiness to the dish.
The Fig Burger includes fig jam, bacon, caramelized onions, arugula, and blue cheese. This fantastic combo makes each bite a delight. The bacon was perfectly cooked – a perfect crunch yet still with some chew to it. The saltiness of the bacon paired with the fig jam was wonderful and an idea that has inspired me to create some sort of flatbread with these ingredients at home. Hurray for bacon!
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