A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from April 29, 2013
Baconize

"Baconize” means to add bacon to something. “Baconize” was cited in print in 1940. but has become popular since 2005, when the word was added to the Urban Dictionary.

A term similar to “baconize” is “baconify.”


30 August 1940, Chicago (IL) Daily Tribune, pg. 17:
Baconize Cole Slaw And Give It Fine Flaver

28 November 1955, The Evening Independent (Massillon, OH), “Make Use of Bacon,” pg. 18, col. 1:
Bacon is too appetizing to be confined merely to breakfast.

You can baconize many everyday foods to make them luxurious and appetizing.

19 July 1967, Hamilton Journal-The Daily News (Hamilton, OH), “Bring Home The Bacon But Cut Down Expense,” pg. 16, col. 6:
Baconize It
Extend that good bacon flavor by using a smaller quantity of it to enhance the less expensive foods ...

Urban Dictionary
baconize
(v.) To add bacon to anything, such as a Snickers, therefore making it delicious.
Sure, this is good pie, but lets BACONIZE it!
by bexposito Nov 17, 2005

Straight Dope Message Board
WhyNot
10-19-2006, 06:47 AM
(...)
But never fear, because this week, there’s a sale on Bacon! Bacon melts, bacon topped tacos, baconize your Big Mac, bacon subs…

SMF
Scrapyard Ape
Posted: Mon Mar 10, 2008 10:23 am
Just ordered the bacon salt sampler pack(yeah I know.... sampler packs are the devil). I can’t wait to “baconize” everything in the pantry.

Lady Moxie
THURSDAY, JANUARY 29, 2009
Baconize your Super Bowl Sunday!
So for this week’s entry, I haven’t had the time to make either of these recipes due to overloads of work, but I trust that anything with bacon is automatically delicious and is worth the experiment.

Citizen Brooklyn
January 23, 2013
Baconize Anything At McDonald’s for Just 49 Cents
Apparently, you can add bacon to anything on the McDonald’s menu…

Story by Charisma Madarang
Apparently, you can add bacon to anything on the McDonald’s menu — including fries. I’m guessing this tip applies to most fast food restaurants as well, and while the result sometimes go awry (see BK Monstrosity), overall mo’ bacon is never a bad idea. 

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Monday, April 29, 2013 • Permalink