Bacon has become one of America’s favorite meats. Two billion pounds of bacon is produced in the U.S every year. Saturday, August 31st recognizes and celebrates this country’s guilty breakfast pleasure.
The 31st is more than a Saturday. It is international Bacon Day! There is no better way to celebrate other than by eating. Here are a few places in the Valley to order up a slice of hog heaven:
The Thirsty Lion Pub and Grill at Tempe Market Place will be serving Bacon Wrapped BBQ Prawns, grilled with Newcastle BBQ sauce, Napa slaw and grain mustard vinaigrette, garnished with curly green onions. This dish will showcase the eclectic restaurants bold flavors and original recipes and celebrate the meat’s big day.
Sprinkles just announced their newest creation — maple bacon cupcakes. Harnessing bacon’s unique umami taste, Sprinkles serves up their first savory cupcake. Thick, smoky bacon is baked to a crisp and woven into their Madagascar Bourbon vanilla cake.
The sweet treats are topped with rich, buttery maple cream cheese frosting, you will want to top all your sweet treats with Maple Bacon! These limited edition cupcakes are available August 30 to September 15 at the Scottsdale location.
Ben & Jack’s Steakhouse in Old Scottsdale is the perfect place to celebrate International Bacon Day. Their signature Sizzling Canadian Bacon is served extra thick by the slice and can be found on Ben & Jack’s award-winning menu year-round as an appetizer. You can’t go wrong pairing that with Ben & Jack’s prime dry-aged steaks, chops, or fresh seafood.
Salut Kitchen Bar is a restaurant and wine bar in Tempe offering a flavorful and innovative menu inspired by a mix of Mediterranean and American cuisine. The restaurant has a dish perfect for the holidays that will pacify all bacon cravings.
Salut Kitchen Bar’s Bacon Wrapped Filet Mignon will be served with peppercorn demi-glace, Sautéed spinach with bacon, Parmesan French-toast, and piquillo pepper relish.