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January 19th, 2011 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER | Headout Picks
 

Hot Plate: The Fishwife’s Bacon Brownie Sundae

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I’ve found dessert heaven, and it tastes like pig fat. Buried on the bottom of the menu at the Fishwife, a two-decades-old family seafood restaurant on a stretch of North Lombard Street just before St. Johns, is the perfect carnivore’s delight: a giant, rich and intensely salty chocolate brownie made with bacon fat instead of oil or butter, served with a scoop of Cascade Glacier vanilla ice cream all topped off with housemade caramel sauce, whipped cream and caramelized bacon bits. The sundae ($5) also has bacon pieces inside the brownie. So, yes, nearly every part of the dessert uses a little pork, which proves the (exhaustively tested but still worthy) theory that there is nothing in the world that doesn’t taste better with bacon.


OINK: The Fishwife, 5328 N Lombard St., 285-7150, thefishwife.com. 11 am-9 pm Tuesday-Thursday, 11 am-10 pm Friday, 4-10 pm Saturday. $-$$ Inexpensive-moderate.

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