Although plenty of New Yorkers may argue that the bacon, egg and cheese sandwich is as perfect as they come, we must admit that we're partial to creative takes on the traditional food. And it seems like a few local restaurants agree with us.
As part of a promotion that kicks off tomorrow through May 2, ten different New York eateries are offering their spins on the iconic BEC sandwich. The treats will only be available on the ChowNow app and website, which does not charge restaurants commissions or fees—a great cause to stand behind.
Participating destinations include the Lower East Side's Wildair, which will be serving an herb tortilla Español with face bacon and cheddar; Leo in Williamsburg, offering diners a spring onion frittata with provolone, guanciale, aioli and pickled banana peppers on sourdough brioche bun; and perennial favorite Ess-A-Bagel, whose BEC comes with avocado and Mr. Bing Chili Crisp sauce.
Below, find photos and details about each creative sandwich. In the mood to try them all? Don't feel too guilty: if you order BECs from six or more of the restaurants through the app, you will receive a $25 credit. A win, win if you ask us.
Adda Indian Canteen: bacon egg and cheese on Kati
Ess-A-Bagel: BEC with avocado & Mr Bing Chili Crisp sauce
Frenchette Bakery: BEC with boudin noir, egg, comté, ramps and laminated spelt
Hunky Dory: house-cut bacon, egg "cake," aged cheddar, mixed pickle relish and spicy mayo on hunky white bread, served with an arugula salad
James: Fried egg with maitakes, ramps, pecorino and bitter greens on olive oil toast with calendula salt.
Leo: spring onion frittata with provolone, guanciale, aioli and pickled banana peppers on sourdough brioche bun
Melba's: buttermilk biscuits, frittata-style eggs loaded with roasted peppers, sautéed onions, crispy pancetta and cheddar cheese
Milu: "DEC" (crispy duck leg, soft scrambled eggs, cheddar cheese) and chili crisp on house-made pineapple bun
Pies 'n' Thighs: cheddar jalapeño biscuit with cream cheese, sprouts, fried egg and candied bacon
Wildair: herb tortilla Español sandwich with face bacon and cheddar
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