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America loves bacon. This tour is a tribute to the nations obsession with this salty treat.
US Best Bacon Stops
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"Baconception" Kevin Bacon at Baconfest Atlanta, eating bacon.
- Bacon Bacon, (Located inside of Brick and Mortar Music Hall )1710 Mission Street San Francisco, CA 94103, ☎ (415) 218-4347, . Monday through Friday from 11:00am – 2:30pm. This place is so serious about bacon they were forced to move due to complaints by the neighbors about the overwhelming aroma of bacon.
- Dynamo Donuts, 2760 24th StreetSan Francisco, CA 94110, ☎ (415) 920-1978, . Located in the mission district, this doughnut shop bakes fresh daily a wide variety of gourmet confections including their popular "Bacon Maple Apple" doughnut.
- Marini’s Downtown, 1308 Pacific Ave. Santa Cruz, ☎ (831) 423-3299, . Open Sunday-Thursday, 10:00am-9:00pm Friday & Saturday 10:00am-11:00p. Marini's has 3 locations in Santa Cruz including one on the beach boardwalk (open summers only) A wide variety of candy featuring their popular "Chocolate Covered Bacon"
- The Buff Restaurant, 1725 28th St. Boulder, CO 80301, ☎ (303) 442-9150, . Mon-Fri 6:30 am - 2 pm Sat-Sun 7 am - 2 pm. Friendly family location serving hearty breakfasts. Home of the legendary saddle bag breakfast. They mix bacon (or sausage) into their pancake batter and top it with 2 basted eggs.
- Bacon, 915 idaho, downtown boise, 83702, ☎ 208-387-3553, . Hours: Mon-Fri 7am-3pm Sat & Sun 7am-2pm. It's wall to wall bacon here. This eatery serves over 150,000 bacon slices a year.
- Burke's Bacon Bar, 610 N RUSH ST CHICAGO, IL 60611, ☎ 312.660.720, . Four kinds of bacon manages their way into almost every menu item.
- The Blind Pig, 1076 E. Washington St.Louisville, KY 40206, ☎ 502-618-0600, . A very pork centric restaurant serving up tons of bacon and even have a bacon infused rye whiskey
Maple Bacon Bar from Voodoo Doughnuts
- Voodoo Doughnut, 22 SW 3rd Ave Portland, OR 97204, ☎ (503) 241-4704, . Offering doughnuts you will not see anywhere else including their popular "Maple Bacon Bar"
- Eagles Deli, 1918 Beacon St. Brighton MA, 02135, ☎ 617-731-3232, . Besides being known for serving up quality breakfasts, burgers and sandwiches, locals know this place as the home of the legendary "Eagles Deli Challenge", a whopping 5 pound burger with 20 strips of bacon. The burger costs $59.95, but if you defeat this meat mountain, you get your money back, $100, and a T-Shirt.
- Tony's I-75 Restaurant, 8781 Main St Birch Run, MI 48415, ☎ (989) 624-5860, . Home of the legendary 1 lb BLT sandwich.
- Baconery, 911 Columbus Avenue, New York, New York, ☎ (917) 675-3385, . Hours: 9:00am - 9:00pm. A bakery and candy shop demonstrating their affection for the salty and sweet combination. They feature the "23k Gold Bacon", a super thick cut of bacon, covered in chocolate and covered in 23 karat gold flakes.
- Bacon, 900 W 10th St Austin, Texas 78703, ☎ 512-322-9777, . Monday - Friday:11am - 9pm Saturday:9am - 9pm Sunday: 9am - 4pm. Every item on the menu has bacon. (except for the sides)
Chicken Fried Bacon at Sodolak's Original Country Inn
- Sodolak's Original Country Inn, 9711 Fm 60 Rd E Snook, TX 77878, ☎ (979) 272-6002. Serving up huge portions of home style favorites and of course their famous chicken fried bacon.
- 620 Cafe & Bakery, 910 Round Rock Ave Round Rock, TX 78681, ☎ (512) 244-1009, . Monday - Saturday, 6:30am -3pm Sunday, 7am - 3pm. Open for breakfast and lunch. The locals rave about the chicken fried bacon.
US Bacon Festivals
Baconfest, Chicago, San Francisco, Washington. Yearly festival of all things bacon. This isn't your typical pig out. Baconfest showcases the hottest local chefs creating new, refreshing bacon based bites and drinks! Check the website so see when it comes to your town.
Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival, Iowa, Colorado. This yearly celebration is often regarded by many as the "Mecca of all bacon festivals" This event serves up heaps of crispy strips to thousands of hungry bacon enthusiasts.
San Jose Bacon Festival Of America, San Jose| August | Located at the San Jose Flea Market. This will be the first year for the event.
Hormel Black Label Bacon Fest, San Diego| August | The folks at Hormel are setting their sites to celebrate "international bacon day" in the biggest way possible. Indulge in the offerings from other 50 food, beer and wine vendors. For adults only.
Bacon And Barrels, Los Olivos| July | In the heart of wine country, this festival is, as the name suggests, a celebration of bacon and spirits. A family friendly event with music, exhibits and a petting zoo.
Bacon Fest Sacramento, Sacramento| January | A festival aimed at celebrating the pork from pigs who were provided healthy and happy lives from farmers conscience of the need for ethical and environmentally responsible farming practices.
Festival Of Bacon, Orlando | October | This bacon festival features, local music, arts and crafts, bacon beverages, and the offerings from over 30 restaurants.
Baconfest, Atlanta| March | Bacon based fundraiser for the non-profit "Dad's Garage" Tons of music, beer and bacon. Ages 21+
Bacon Fest Portage, Portage| August| Indiana bacon festival located at Founders Square Park. Food vendors and fun attractions for kids are featured at this festive event.
Bacon Bash, Hoboken| September | "Celebrating the candy of meats" is the festivals slogan. If it's bacon based, and you can eat it, it will be at the Bacon Bash.
Michigan Bacon Festival, Royal Oak| June | Local restaurants and chefs show off their newest creations to a bacon obsessed crowd.
Zingermans Camp Bacon, Ann Arbor| May/June | This event delves a little bit deeper into the subject matter by providing presentations regarding curing, preparation, politics and even poetry.
Kansas City Baconfest, Kansas City| August | The premise of this event is real simple. It's all about beer, bands and bacon. Proceeds help out The Rehabilitation Institute of Kansas City, a charity aimed at bettering the lives of disabled children.
Omaha Beer And Bacon Festival, Omaha| August| A beer and bacon tasting event aimed at raising money for the Ronald McDonald House in Omaha, NE.
Bacon Fest New York, Troy| July | Located in Riverfront Park, this event has joined forces with barbeque festival "The Troy Pigout" to create this mega pork event. Free Admission.
Happy Harry's Beer and Bacon Festival, Grand Forks| October | Bacon festival featuring beer tasting and live music.
Tri Cities Baconfest, Johnson City| September | Fun for the whole family. This even has activities such as face painting, eating competitions, bacon tasting, bacon and beer pairing, and the crowning of "Little Miss Bacon Bit" winner.
Baconfest VA, Roanoke| August | It's the ultimate bacon throw down for local chefs competing to win over the taste buds of thousands of hungry bacon worshipers.
River Falls Bacon Bash, River Falls| September | This one day festival has live music, pig themed activities, arts and craft vendors, and bacon offering off all types.