Sweet! National Maple Syrup Days are Saturday and Sunday; maybe you should celebrate with one of these.
Alder & Birch, The Orleans
Crown Royal Maple gets even more flavor from maple syrup and a candied strip of maple bacon, $10, or $7 during Social Hour from 4 to 6 p.m. daily.
Pork belly rice bowl
Hussong’s Cantina, Boca Park
Seared pork belly and a radicchio-cabbage mix are laced with maple-bacon aioli and chicharrones over cilantro-lime rice or brown rice and borracho pinto beans or black beans, $9.95.
Maple syrup contributes its sweetness to Bastille French whiskey, Bitter Truth Pimento Dram, fresh lemon juice and lemon bitters, $12.
Charred Brussels sprouts
Regionally grown Brussels sprouts are cooked with Blis Bourbon Maple Syrup, mustard seeds and bourbon soy, $12.
Wood & Fire
Bazaar Meat, SLS Las Vegas
Don Julio Reposado tequila and Benedictine are blended with maple, chocolate bitters with cedar and smoke, $18.
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