What to Eat This Weekend: Brussels Sprouts

Don’t knock 'em 'til you try 'em … with bacon

Hungry for a hearty veg? Give brussels sprouts a shot. We promise, they’re way better than you remember, especially when dolled up with bacon or roasted so they’re nice and crisp. Click through for five different restaurants where you can try them.

Our 2010 pick for “best new restaurant” in our Best of Philly issue, this seafood-centric spot in Center City is serving brussels leaves alongside pan-roasted striped bass with pancetta, grain mustard sauce, and ?slices of Granny Smith apple.
Fish, 1708 Lombard Street, 215-545-9600

At his 13th street eatery, chef Michael Schulson adds his signature Asian flair to crispy brussels sprouts, which are coated in a fish sauce with puffed rice and chili.
Sampan, 124 South 13th Street, 215-732-3501

Union Trust
At this Wash West steakhouse, blanched brussels are coated with butter and oil, tossed with bacon, ?and broiled for a side dish.
Union Trust, 717 Chestnut Street,  ?215-925-6000


The Medi-Latin hotspot in the Gayborhoood serves a crispy brussels sprouts tapas ?which incorporates marcona almonds, Granny Smith apples, and aged ?balsamic vinaigrette.
Valanni, 1229 Spruce Street, 215-790-9494

White Dog Cafe
Brussels and bacon meet again at the just-opened Wayne location of this University City stalwart. Here, a side dish of sprouts is coated with maple syrup and tossed with the smoked bacon.
White Dog Cafe, 200 West  ?Lancaster Avenue, Wayne, 610-225-3700

Researched and written by Sara Rooney