Millions of Americans have a love affair with bacon. The delicious balance of saltiness and fat content, make us roll our eyes in delight as we bite into it. Thankfully, many chefs and restaurants have taken our love of this breakfast staple and run with it. They make delightful concoctions from sweet to savory, and millions of us lean in and gobble it up. So where do you go to find the best bacon in the country? William Bailey Travel invites you to a closer look at some of the best places to indulge in all that is bacon across the US.
Q in Chicago may have some great food, but there is one must have on their menu. You have to at least stop in for their bacon cheddar hush puppies. They are served with a side of chipotle mayonnaise. The smoky heat is a perfect accompaniment to the fried amazingness of the salty fat of the bacon and the creaminess of the cheese. They are remarkable, and will immediately become one of your favorite of bacon delights.
This is an actual real thing, Bacon Happy Hour at The Macintosh in South Carolina. Every weekday from 5PM until 7PM, the main event of happy hour here is not the obvious cocktail, but what the Chef Jeremiah Bacon, yes, that’s his name, is serving up on the bacon scale. You will be delightfully surprised with dishes that range from pork belly lettuce wraps, to pigs in a blanket with buckwheat pancakes.
For those that are true bacon lovers, there is Bacon Camp. It is held for four days in Ann Arbor, Michigan. You will immerse yourself in your love for all that is bacon with classes and seminars, and plenty of chances to sample bacon concoctions you have only dreamed of. It is sponsored by Zingerman’s, an iconic Michigan restaurant all its own. Bacon Camp also includes a street fair and eveb a bacon ball. What does one even wear to an event like that? Hopefully it’s loose fitting so you can enjoy all the tempting bacon offerings.
We do love our bacon. These places are a testament to that love. What other food has their very own camp to immerse your love of it in, and more recently a dating app that matches bacon lovers? What a reason to travel.