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Bacon-wrapped bananas at Automatic Slim's are a great cocktail nibble.

Photo by Jennifer Biggs // Buy this photo

Bacon-wrapped bananas at Automatic Slim's are a great cocktail nibble.

Bacon-wrapped bananas at Automatic Slim's are a great cocktail nibble.

Photo by Jennifer Biggs

Bacon-wrapped bananas at Automatic Slim's are a great cocktail nibble.

Who'da thunk it? Bacon-wrapped bananas. More to the point, why would I actually order it? Well, I did it once and I'll do it again.

We as a nation have been putting bacon in and on everything possible these days, so why not wrap a bit around a banana?

I dashed into Automatic Slim's for a Popsicle martini -- more accurately, a mojito in a martini glass with a delightful cinnamon stick wrapped in sweetened ice -- and was intrigued by the bananas. It was just $5, so there wasn't much at stake.

Strips of bacon are wrapped around small pieces of bananas and the whole shebang is fried. Topped with a Creole mustard sauce, it's sweet and salty, savory and tart, and a fine companion to that mojito (which is also $5 during happy hour, which runs from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. daily).

-- Jennifer Biggs: 529-5223

Automatic Slim's, 83 S. Second, is open Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m.-midnight; from 11 a.m.- 3 a.m. on Friday and Saturday; and from 10 a.m.-midnight on Sunday. Call 525-7948 for more information.

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Comments » 1

Cristen writes:

Yum!!

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