Pancakes & bacon. Bacon & pancakes. Oh, Glorious Bacon.

Blueberry Pancakes! With warm maple butter. Oh yeah!
Blueberry Pancakes! With warm maple butter. Oh yeah!

There are many spots in NYC that can be described as a guilty pleasure. I have made it a mission to experience as many as I can. My taste buds love it, while my waist line, liver, and arteries hate me. Being a foodie one can describe NYC as living in gastronomical orgasmic bliss. This is my taste adventure at Clinton St. Baking Company not too long ago.

The pancake and sugar cured bacon orgy is beyond gluttonous belief!

It makes life worth living. It makes rainbows in the sky. It’s better than puppies and kittens. I want to bath in it. I want to make love to it. I actually shed a tear when I finished eating it.


So much has been written and reviewed about Clinton St. Baking Company, and much of the praise is highly deserved, along with the lambasting of the dreaded long lines and eternal wait to finally get a seat in this place. I thought I would be smart and go here on Wednesday late afternoon on my vacation during Christmas week. Alas, the line gods were kind to us and we only had to wait about 30 minutes before scoring a table around 3PM. The waiter handed us a menu, but I laughed and scoffed at this feeble attempt to persuade me to veer off my mission of the one thing that is a must-order when visiting this establishment for the first time –

Blueberry Pancakes and Sugar Cured Bacon!

Now, I have had many pancakes over my lifetime across many different states, and I must say these are made by the hands of angels with baby’s tears. When I saw this plate placed in front of me I took a deep breath and heard mermaids singing. Three thick gorgeous looking pancakes with a tremendous amount of blueberries sitting on top in the middle, and a light dusting of powdered sugar sprinkled over it. Can it get better? Yes, it can! These pancakes of Heaven are accompanied by their own house Warm Maple Butter syrup. Just a terrific taste sensation as a bite of pancake melts on your tongue mixed with warm blueberry and maple butter syrup. It’s so cozy and warm feeling you wish you were eating this in a cabin in front of a roaring fireplace.

Sugar Cured Bacon - OMG!
Sugar Cured Bacon – OMG!

Oh, oh, oh, that bacon. A side order of sugar cured bacon will make all your problems go away. With each sugary sweet bite I envisioned fairies fluttering by and leprechauns bouncing around with pots of gold. Prepared just the right way with a coating of liquid sugar shimmering over each piece and cooked to a nice crispiness. How can anyone not like bacon I don’t know. This is amazing.

(Also, this song comes to mind whenever I think about this place) –

A spicy Bloody Mary is good anytime! Especially w/brunch!
A spicy Bloody Mary is good anytime! Especially w/brunch!



Since we were on vacation we had to also order some brunch drinks – Clinton St. Bloody Mary’s. Served in tall glasses with a spicy house bloody mary mix, celery stalk, and a good amount of vodka. A perfect libation to help wash down this meal of joy. Overall, this feast is worth every penny, along with the ridiculous wait at times if one is up for it.




Oh, and kids, make sure to order your own bacon. I will cut your hand off if you try to snag a piece of mine. Really, I will stab you.


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45 thoughts on “Pancakes & bacon. Bacon & pancakes. Oh, Glorious Bacon.”

  1. Now pancakes I can do, although maybe it’ll put to waste all that healthy eating I’ve done recently.

    I just can’t get my head around your concept of sugar cured bacon! Why do you have to put sugar on it? Another thing, as Brit I much prefer our style of bacon. We never quite took to US bacon. If you have chance to try British bacon you’ll understand what I mean.

    Now, back to those lovely pancakes:

    Where do the one legged waiters work? IHOP.

    1. Hey Guy!

      My healthy eating takes a beating living here!

      Sugar cured bacon is not for everyone. I do prefer mine nice and crispy, but this was a treat.

      LOL at the IHOP joke! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for reading and commenting!

  2. I just love pancakes! It is the one thing I craved when I was pregnant. This all looks so yummy! With or without the bacon.

    1. Hi Lanthie!

      I am a pancake fanatic. I make chocolate chip pancakes on the weekend. Or rolled pancakes with blueberry compote and whipped cream on top.

      Also, yes, this place is terrific!

  3. Candied bacon is da Bomb!!! I made it for a party and my fiancee was like, Uh.. do we have to do that (a health nut), but then everyone was bonkers and it was the buzz of the party! LOL!

    I hate you for making me hungry right now….

    1. Hey Gail!

      It is so good isn’t it! Sweet and smokey and crispy bacony goodness!

      My diet gets destroyed when I go to these places. I am like your guy. Normally try to stay healthy but that little food devil sits on my shoulder and temps me. We had a friend make it for a pot luck and we swiped the tupperware it was in and ate it all!

      Thanks for reading and commenting. Hope you satisfied your hunger!

      1. Not “my guy” darling, my finacee is of the female gender. Yep, I’m one of thooose ๐Ÿ™‚

        btw- a little coincidence today- a friend, who attended the afore mentioned party, text me today for the candy bacon recipe.

        See what you put out there and got going??

  4. OK, seriously… yum! I try and visit NYC a few times a year and I think on one of my next trips I must check this place out. This looks — and sounds — divine!

    1. Hey PJ!

      Thanks for dropping by my blog!

      This is a terrific place to eat but the best bet is to go for an early dinner time meal. Brunch on weekends is crazy crowded with long waits. Mid-week at dinner time is good, plus you can order breakfast for dinner too!

      Please sign up for email to get all my updates. I appreciate the comment!

  5. O-M-freakin G! That looks delish! Seriously, it looks blissful and I must find this Clinton St. Once again, Thank you!


    1. Hey Carica!

      Hahaha! OMG is right! If ever in the area check it out. Don’t even take a menu. Just order this. Don’t pass go. Don’t collect $200. Food coma.

  6. Yum! OMG, I am sold by those blueberries. You really have an eye for these food places. Call the Food Network, yo!

    But… sugar-cured bacon? Sounds a little weird to me. As long as it doesn’t have a heavy smokey flavor it’s probably good, but that’s what I keep thinking about. Sugar+Smoke=odd. Bloody Mary looks amazing!

    1. Hey Jean!

      YUM is the word! The pancakes here rock. Yeah, not everyone likes sweet bacon like that, and the beetus will kick in!

      It’s always a good time for bloody marys! ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. I love bacon, pancakes and blueberries, but have never eaten them together – I have going to have to now, looks amazing!

    Have a lovely day.

    Kate x

    1. Hey Kate!

      Oh, you must eat them together! I love blueberry in anything! I also love bacon. I love that there are so many diners here in NYC to get them. Nothing like a good diner. I am at one right now and they have free wifi! Crap, now I want pancakes and bacon. Again.

    1. Hey Kisty!

      Thanks for dropping by my blog!

      Yeah, it’s making me hungry too! Hope you can follow my blog by email and such. I’ll do the same. My fiancee’ will like your blog!

  8. Clinton Street Baking Co makes the best pancakes! Period. I always arrive a few minutes after dinner service begins and never have to wait. Its around 6pm that it starts to get stupid in there. Its soo small. I cant justify dining in those conditions. unless the meal was free…
    And bacon. I am picky about my bacon. This bacon is boss. IHOP bacon is ass.

    1. Hey Monique!

      That place is dangerous! You’re right about dinner time. We did it with a Groupon and had little wait. Awesome deal. I rolled out of there like a fat ass! On the weekend it is a nightmare.

      That bacon is the bomb. IHOP? Oh hell no!

  9. Who doesn’t love bacon?! Although I always have the debate with myself at brunch: bacon or sausage? If the bacon is floppy I do not enjoy it!

    1. Hey Rachel!

      Bacon over sausage! Always bacon! Also, it must be crispy or the chef will catch a beating! No one likes their meat floppy! Heeey-oooo! ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Hello Tree!

      Thanks for dropping by my blog! ๐Ÿ™‚

      Yes, bacon is meat candy! This place makes a great breakfast. Thanks for following my blog!

  10. You might decide to no longer be my bloggy pal after I say this but here goes…. I don’t like bacon. In fact I don’t like pork and don’t really eat a lot of meat.

    If you’re still reading this and haven’t completely choked on your bloody mary you should know that I absolutely love the idea of those pancakes!

  11. The perfect Breakfast! Here in Iowa, we have bacon bloody marys. Add that to the breakfast and you can’t go wrong (And you will probably have a heart attack in 10 to 15 years, but it will be worth it!

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