‘Tis the highest of all foodie holidays … August 20th is #NationalBaconLoversDay. Whether you are looking for a quick treat, or a full on bacon-filled meal, we have rounded up the best spots to honor the day.
Sizzling Bacon at LON’s at Hermosa Inn
LON’s may be known for the beautiful ambiance and magic of the resort … but its today it’s known for bacon. A recent addition to their weekend brunch is the Sizzling Bacon dish. And sizzle it does. Featuring house-made peppered bacon, Noble bread, maple syrup and late harvest vinegar, this dish is sure to knock your socks off. The bacon is brought to the table in a heated skillet and the syrup is then drizzled over the bacon and bam … between the aroma and the sizzle … it’s a homerun every time!
$15, Hermosa Inn, 5532 N Palo Cristi Rd, Paradise Valley, www.hermosainn.com/lons
Bacon & Cheddar Pull-Apart Rolls at The Grill Kitchen & Bar at Boulders Resort
I’m not quite sure there needs to be a description past “Bacon and Cheddar Pull Apart Rolls” … Indulge with soft rolls smothered in smoked cheddar fondue, crispy bacon and chives. It’s totally ok to not share these with the table and keep them for yourself.
$14, The Grill Kitchen, 34631 N Tom Darlington Dr, Carefree, www.theboulders.com
Chocolate Dipped Bacon S’mores at Beckett’s Table
Skipping the meal and heading straight to dessert! Beckett’s Table takes both s’mores and bacon to a whole new level. This too-good-to-be-true dessert features house-mademarshmallow, caramel whipped peanut butter and graham cracker … and chocolate dipped bacon.
$9, Beckett’s Table, 3717 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, www.beckettstable.com
Meat & More Meat Pizza at Giordano’s
Celebrate with a deep dish! Giordano’s creatively incorporates bacon into a phenomenal stuffed deep-dish Meat & More Meat Pizza,which features bacon, pepperoni, salami and sausage. To celebrate the high holiday, mention BACON to your server for 20% off on National Bacon Lovers Day!
$22.75 for a small, Giordano’s, two locations in the Valley, www.giordanos.com
Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin at Roaring Fork
Looking for a full meal that lets bacon be the star? Head to Roaring Fork! The Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin is served with cheese grits and Mexican Street Corn for a complete comfort food experience.
$23, Roaring Fork, 4800 N Scottsdale Rd #1700, Scottsdale, www.roaringfork.com/scottsdale
3 Pigs at Nico Heirloom Kitchen
Grab the bacon … and the rest of the pig, too. This lunch menu item features layers of pulled pork, capicola, bacon, house made kraut, provolone, grain mustard on fresh noble bread served with sea salt fries.
$11.99, Nico Heirloom Kitchen, 13623 N. 32nd St., Phoenix, www.nicoaz.com
How many places will you check off to celebrate?