Now this is what we call in the news business a “developing situation.”
A reader named Rod, who has appeared on this blog before, spotted this sign and immediately sent an alert. “Whoa,” he said. “Look what I discovered on my way home. Curry bacon!”
Stop the presses! Curry bacon? Does that mean strips of sizzling meat, coated with curry paste? Or sides of pig cured — as the sign suggests — in a mix of curry spices? Either way, all indications signal delicious. Rod suggested an upcoming outing to further investigate this intriguing mystery dish. It combines “one of your favorite things and one of my favorite things,” he said…all the more reason to do a little more digging.
To be sure, this is not the first time Cracking Curry fans have noticed a link between curry and bacon. In August 2011, a reader named Tracey sent this photo of an equally delicious-sounding Shrimp Curry topped with Bacon, from a restaurant in Culver City, Calif.
But actual curry bacon? This is a new twist. Rod spotted the sign for this dish at a Nolita restaurant named Jo’s. Clearly, there is more reporting that needs to be done here.
“Hope your 2013 is off to a great start,” Rod added. Oh yes. Yes it is.