Serious Eats: Drinks
Hangover Helper: Jerk Bacon & Egg at Red Rooster, NYC
I rolled into Red Rooster last Sunday (full restaurant review here) valiantly fighting against a baby hangover that threatened to bloom into a full-on assault, hoping that a bit of fat-and-protein based sustenance might aid me in my battle.
"Bacon" is a bit of a misnomer for the meaty hunks of pork belly you get in the Jerk Bacon & Egg ($16). If the meat is cured, it's only mildly so. Rather, it tastes like great fresh braised or confited pork belly that gets finished off with a sweet and hot glaze, fragrant with warm spices. Served on top of a cast iron skillet of gut-filling tender beans, a soft fried egg, and a small forkful of sweet and sour pikliz, I can tell you this: however it's made or whatever you call it, it gets the job done.
I left a stronger, better man.