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Friday, August 15, 2014

Celebrate Everything Bacon at Memphis Minnie's

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click to enlarge Served with white sauce, this bacon-on-bacon creation is something the Epic Meal Time dudes would appreciate. - MEMPHIS MINNIE'S

International Bacon Day is a gift from the arbitrary holiday gods and Memphis Minnie's Bar-B-Que Joint & Smoke House is your gateway to "swine dining," as their slogan promises. Their Facebook event says they'll be slinging bacon from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m. but General Manager Tom Campbell tells us that the porky goodness will be available for as long as supplies last.
For the second year, Minnie's is going all out with a 15 item bacon menu made with house-cured and -smoked bacon. From appetizers to entrees to desserts, dishes are either smothered with bacon gravy, stuffed bacon, or sprinkled with candied bacon.

Some star players include country fried bacon with bacon gravy as a starter; the "Porketta," a twist on porchetta made from a piece of pork belly is stuffed with collard greens and corn bread then smoked for about six hours; and four desserts including an Elvis fried pie (peanut butter, bananas and bacon, fried, and in turnover form) and a peanut butter pie with a chocolate crust topped with candy bacon. This last one proved to be Campbell's savior last year when the public wanted more chocolate bacon pie and this no-bake recipe presented no obstacles.

Others in the lineup are bacon-wrapped bacon, Brussels sprouts hash, and the OMG pork burger:  ground pork and bacon blended together into a patty stuffed with pork belly and topped with bacon jam, pimento cheese, and fried onion strings. Your arteries will probably be thankful that Bacon Day only comes around once a year.

click to enlarge Minnie's makes sure you eat your vegetables with the Brussels sprout hash, even if they are partnered with bacon. - MEMPHIS MINNIE'S
  • Memphis Minnie's
  • Minnie's makes sure you eat your vegetables with the Brussels sprout hash, even if they are partnered with bacon.

They're even giving out bacon-related buttons all day so you can wear your meat without being gross (looking at you, 2010 Lady Gaga). 

Memphis Minnie's, 576 Haight, 864-7675.
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