All Bacon Dinner No. 5
When: Sept. 17
Where: Same as it ever was
Six courses of bacon: does this sound like hog heaven?
If so, you'll want to reserve for Dontaye Ball's fifth edition of his All-Bacon Dinner, which will be held at the same secret San Francisco location (revealed upon reservation) as previous iterations of the meaty pop-up.
Ball has meat cred with us; Good Foods Catering won "Best Roaming Barbecue" in SF Weekly's 2010 Best-Of issue.
This time around, Ball offers a six-course menu of bacon popcorn, gazpacho with bacon and corn salsa, a deconstructed BLAT featuring housemade pork belly, stone fruit salad with bacon vinaigrette, roasted salmon with corn and squash, and a dessert-tasting. The wine pairing features selections from Portugal, Spain, and California.
Diners can expect an informal yet convivial atmosphere, with communal tables of fellow porcine adventurers and Ball making you feel right at home. His bacon-laden menus are far from just sizzling strips. He showcases the ingredient with different preparations, techniques, and even amounts, so you end up full but don't feel like a pig. He even offers the whole menu to go for five bucks less ($60 to sit down, $75 with wine pairings, $55 to go).