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The Guys From "Worth" It Sampled Some Of The Best Bacon In Their Entire Lives

Not all bacon is created equal.

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When it comes to bacon, you can't really go wrong, amirite?

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Although there are tiers of goodness when it comes to sprucing up the bacon with very specific flavors.

And that's where Steven and Andrew come in as they welcome you to Season 4 of "Worth It."

In this episode, they tried three types of bacon from three drastically different price points to see which one is most worth it for its price.
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In this episode, they tried three types of bacon from three drastically different price points to see which one is most worth it for its price.

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First, they hit up Cheeky's in Palm Springs, California, where owner Tara Lazar told them all about their bacon flights, where they pick five different flavors and switch them up every week.

She explained, "I like different kinds of bacon, and I didn't want to have to choose."
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She explained, "I like different kinds of bacon, and I didn't want to have to choose."

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She said they bake almost all of their bacon because it's the most even way of creating the perfect slice.

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It was time to taste all the goodness, including the miso butter and rosemary sugar bacon. Yep.

Steven said, "Holy crap. That's, like, the best slice of bacon I've ever had. I can die happy now."
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Steven said, "Holy crap. That's, like, the best slice of bacon I've ever had. I can die happy now."

It was safe to say that Cheeky's bacon flight was a huge success with the dudes.

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Their next stop was at Manuela in downtown Los Angeles, where they would sample one helluva good-looking BLT.

It's a restaurant with a Spanish flair. Chef Christian Truong explained it's not exactly Tex-Mex, but it's along those lines.
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It's a restaurant with a Spanish flair. Chef Christian Truong explained it's not exactly Tex-Mex, but it's along those lines.

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They cure their bacon in-house with salt, sugar, and maple syrup for about five days, and then smoke it for about three hours.

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Since the BLT is a very simple but tasty sandwich, Truong said that they really wanted to make the bacon shine.

Each sandwich has a generous five slices of bacon.
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Each sandwich has a generous five slices of bacon.

Both Andrew and Steven were instant fans. They were so impressed, Steven even apologized for saying that bacon was overrated earlier.

Andrew said, "This bacon is at the perfect point between crisp and tender."
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Andrew said, "This bacon is at the perfect point between crisp and tender."

Oh, and Adam approved of Manuela's BLT, too.

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Their last bacon stop took them to Belly at the Gansevoort Market in New York City, where they experienced a multi-course bacon menu.

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Executive Chef Johnny Wooh explained that he serves omakase style.

That means he serves the best food around the pork and constantly adjusts the tastes in the dishes throughout the meal depending on what you're digging. "If you like the course, I just take the flow."
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That means he serves the best food around the pork and constantly adjusts the tastes in the dishes throughout the meal depending on what you're digging. "If you like the course, I just take the flow."

They kicked things off with bacon sushi, which was absolutely delicious.

Andrew said, "I love seeing food get made. You start salivating in anticipation and then there's no delay."
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Andrew said, "I love seeing food get made. You start salivating in anticipation and then there's no delay."

Then they indulged in some bacon carpaccio, which they both thought was soft and luscious. So good!

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Then they tried something resembling a taco that had brie cheese and grapes, which made it a rather good combination.

The "tortilla" was actually dumpling skin.
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The "tortilla" was actually dumpling skin.

They rounded things off with some delicious pasta, and a dumpling that gave Steven a wave of nostalgia.

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At the end of their cross-country bacon-tasting extravaganza, Andrew's "Worth It" choice was Manuela, while Steven's was Cheeky's.

And, most importantly, they confirmed that there's really no wrong way to cook (or eat) bacon.
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And, most importantly, they confirmed that there's really no wrong way to cook (or eat) bacon.

You can also stream "Worth It" episodes on YouTube, Amazon, and Hulu!