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Posted on Tue, Mar 5, 2013 : 5:57 a.m.

What's that smell? Tasty bacon at beezy's in Ypsilanti

By Melanie Maxwell

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As we continue the hunt for Michigan's best breakfast joint, we thought we'd help you craft your own morning plate of indulgence, and what better place to start than bacon?

From the wild creations featured on the viral series Epic Meal Time to Zingerman's annual Bacon Camp, there is no escaping the increasing popularity of bacon in America.

In this video, Ypsilanti's beezy's owner and chef Bee Roll explains the simple process they use for cooking up bacon with ease in their compact kitchen.

Do you have a favorite bacon recipe or tip you have for frying it up just right? Share it in the comments below.

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Lizzy Alfs

Tue, Mar 5, 2013 : 5:47 p.m.

OK, I have been a vegetarian for almost 10 years, but I am STILL a total sucker for the smell of bacon.

Bertha Venation

Wed, Mar 6, 2013 : 9:30 p.m.

Kind of reminds me of the "Friends" episode where the served "Tofurkey." arrgh!!!


Tue, Mar 5, 2013 : 8:49 p.m.

Come on. Fake meat products? Total hypocrisy, isn't it? Also, as Kyle points out - a little gross. I can't even stand the turkey bacon thing.

Cole Bertsos

Tue, Mar 5, 2013 : 6:50 p.m.

Don't start with me, Mattson.

Lizzy Alfs

Tue, Mar 5, 2013 : 6:43 p.m.

Haha I eat SmartBacon sometimes. Only if it's on a sandwich and disguised by all the other flavors.

Kyle Mattson

Tue, Mar 5, 2013 : 6:31 p.m.

SmartBacon Ingredients: Water, soy protein isolate, vital wheat gluten, soybean oil, soy protein concentrate, textured wheat gluten. Sorry, but I'll take the real thing. Come on Lizzy, go flexitarian so you can indulge in the glorious joy of consuming bacon.

Cole Bertsos

Tue, Mar 5, 2013 : 5:51 p.m.

You should try SmartBacon — i know everyone says this but if you cook it right (especially considering how long you haven't eaten real bacon) it will do the trick. They sell it pretty much every where now.


Tue, Mar 5, 2013 : 2:59 p.m.

I voted Zingerman's Roadhouse my favorite breakfast spot because of their fantastic bacon. The saem bacon comes in the breakfast BLT at the deli.


Tue, Mar 5, 2013 : 2:39 p.m.

I want to know how they make their scrambled eggs so light and fluffy and delish!


Tue, Mar 5, 2013 : 5:07 p.m.

When you're beating your eggs (in a bowl, not the pan), add one tablespoon of milk per egg. (I've heard some people tell me that sour cream works even better, but I haven't tried that.) Cook them on medium-low heat, stir often, and remove from the pan before they look completely done, as the residual heat will finish cooking them once they're on the plate. If they look done in the pan, they'll be like rubber by the time you eat them.


Tue, Mar 5, 2013 : 1:06 p.m.

Beezy's is GREAT!

Amy Biolchini

Tue, Mar 5, 2013 : 12:52 p.m.

Using parchment paper is a great idea. I'll have to try that this weekend!


Tue, Mar 5, 2013 : 8:46 p.m.

It's the only way to do oven bacon. But I prefer the frying pan method.


Tue, Mar 5, 2013 : 12:03 p.m.

Really a breakfast spot cooking up bacon, huh? This will be the next big food craze. Cooking bacon on a sheet pan is used in a lot of places, saves time also helps keep the bacon flat. The clean up is much easier.