Today is National Bacon Day, making it the perfect time to dig into some sinfully delicious, sizzling strips of bacon. Here’s a sampling of places throughout the county where you can order savor bites of bacon from breakfast right through to lunch, dinner, and even dessert.
Bernie’s Restaurant & Bar, which is named for the owner’s Grandmother Bernice, was designed with comfort in mind. The casual restaurant has a large fireplace, USB ports built into the bar and super soft bar stools inside, and a patio with fire pits outside. The menu is full of comfort food, including several bacon-topped burgers. The Umami Burger is topped with bacon, mushrooms, provolone cheese, a fried egg, roasted garlic aioli, lettuce, and tomato. The Southern Burger, has bacon too, along with bbq sauce, cheddar cheese, and two onion rings. In fact, you can add bacon to any of the juicy burgers at this welcoming neighborhood meeting spot. 391 Highland Avenue in Jenkintown.
Lock 29 with Rebel Hill, a new taproom along the canal in Mont Clare, also marries bacon and burger. Its Bourbon Bacon Burger is 8 ounces of Angus beef, turkey, or Impossible Burger topped with housemate onion rings, bourbon bacon jam and smoked gouda served on a toasted brioche bun. The large brewhouse has 8 taps dedicated to Rebel Hill, 4 taps for other Pennsylvania breweries plus Pennsylvania wine and liquors. 127 Bridge Street in Mont Clare.
Cantina Feliz, the contemporary Mexican restaurant in Fort Washington, offers traditional guacamole as well as several unusual, must-try versions including bacon & fig guacamole. With the addition of bacon, fig, candied pecans, bleu cheese, and red onions, this guacamole is the perfect combination of salty and sweet. It is an ideal accompaniment to the restaurant’s 10+ margaritas and tequila flights. 424 South Bethlehem Pike in Fort Washington.
Be Well Bakery & Cafe, an all-day cafe in Huntingdon Valley, is known for its creative breakfast and lunch options and baked goods including many gluten-free and vegan options. The restaurant uses exclusively turkey bacon, which can be found on its Turkey Bacon, Egg & Cheese Sandwich, BLT Avocado Breakfast Sandwich, and as an add-to other breakfast dishes. 2651 Huntingdon Pike in Huntingdon Valley.
A Taste of Britain, a cozy cafe serving afternoon tea, offers a taste of bacon in its Warm Goat Cheese Salad and in a sandwich called The Old Fashioned. The salad starts with mixed greens topped with crispy warm goat cheese, red wine poached pear, toasted almonds, and bacon and the sandwich is a pleasing combination of turkey, bacon, lettuce, and tomato with English Red Leicester cheese on a toasted pumpernickel-rye swirl bread. Guests can also choose to add bacon to the Apple and Brie Panini. In the Eagle Village Shops, 503 West Lancaster Avenue, Wayne.
Duck Donuts has two menu items that serve as savory and sweet nods to everyone’s favorite breakfast food. The daring Maple Bacon donut is a fan favorite thanks to the maple icing and bacon sprinkled on top. The Maple Bacon Milkshake is a vanilla shake topped with whipped cream, drizzled with salted caramel, and finished with a pinch of bacon. And for an over-the-top bacon fix, the milkshake can be garnished with the donut. Locations at 220 Plaza Drive in Collegeville and in King of Prussia Town Center at 201 Main Street in King of Prussia.
With crispy, salty, and sweet bacon on restaurant menus throughout the region, you don’t have to limit your consumption to National Bacon Day. You can celebrate bacon at every meal, every day.
Irene Levy Baker is the author of 100 Things To Do In Philadelphia and Unique Eats & Eateries of Philadelphia. For more information about the books visit www.100ThingsToDoInPhiladelphia.com. Do the books include attractions and restaurants in Montgomery County? Of course! Planning a staycation? Need gifts? Get signed copies of books on the website. Use promo code MontCo for a discount. FB & IG: @100ThingsToDoInPhiladelphia T: @100Philly.