Here are some of our AAA inspectors' previous top picks for the best places to enjoy #NationalBaconDay!
Bacon Bros. Public House
Greenville, South Carolina
AAA Inspector 24:
What a great way to sample bacon/caramel popcorn & charcuterie!
Although bacon is optional, it is available in every course at this innovative and trendy restaurant. The menu reflects in-season, high-quality ingredients, from the chef-created cured meats to the inspired traditional barbecue. This is Southern cuisine, but with flavorful twists, such as poblano cheese grits, hakurei turnips and greens and spring onion salsa verde. Watch the staff at work in the open kitchen. The meat board is a great way to sample the chef's wares.
Calling all bacon lovers—check out the maple bacon ice cream sandwich at Lonesome Dove Western Bistro!
From famed chef and restaurateur Tim Love, this eatery features an upscale casual ambience that truly embraces the charm of the Austin spirit. The frequently rotating menu focuses on mesquite smoking, wild game and seasonal ingredients. Some staples, such as the roasted garlic stuffed beef tenderloin and the rabbit-rattlesnake sausage, can always be ordered. The staff is knowledgeable and happy to offer thoughtful suggestions to make the most out of any experience. The selection of craft cocktails is extensive; ordering the Manhattan leads to a memorable tableside experience. Lunch service is available only on Fridays.
Well-prepared dishes of prime rib and aged steaks are served in this relaxing setting that affords a nice mountain view in the main dining room. The filet mignon, fried green tomatoes and chicken pot pie are popular. Booths are also available for a quieter and more intimate dining experience. Closed for lunch Saturday through Monday.
Mmm, I love my bacon on a Voodoo Doughnut maple bar.
Notice the pink boxes around town? Another happy patron has waited in line from 5 minutes to an hour for fresh-made goodness. Open 24 hours a day, the shop makes fresh doughnuts in all types of wacky flavor combinations. Relive childhood and try one topped with Cap'n Crunch, Fruit Loops or Tang. My favorites included the maple bar with bacon and the cake doughnut topped with mini M&Ms. A classic is the voodoo doll that oozes raspberry filling when it's ripped open.