It’s bacon: Savory, sweet treats abound in the Philly suburbs – The Times Herald
Bacon isn’t just for breakfast anymore. Here’s a sampling of restaurants throughout the region where you can dig into some sinfully delicious strips of bacon from breakfast right through to lunch, dinner and even dessert.
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.
Maple Bacon Milkshake (Photo courtesy of Duck Donuts)
Lock 29 – Bourbon Bacon Burger at Lock29. (Photo courtesy of Lock 29)
(Guacamole at Cantina Feliz) Photo courtesy of Cantina Feliz.
Gary Puleo — Digital first media Duck Donuts founder Russ DiGilio, center, with husband and wif
Donuts founder Russ DiGilio (center) with Gayle Rindfuss, left, and Todd Rindfuss. The Pottstown couple opened their first Duck Donuts franchise at King of Prussia Town Center. (File Photo)
Duck Donuts — Two menu items 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.
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.
Black Lab Bistro — This colorful BYOB in Phoenixville serves addictive fried Brussels sprouts with bacon and sherry vinaigrette. 248 Bridge Street, Phoenixville.
Portabellos of Kennett Square — The menus at this delightful restaurant in Kennett Square changes often. Watch for the Baked Avocado appetizer with Manchego cheese, spring onion, bacon, toasted cumin, tomato and lime crema. 108 East State Street, Kennett Square.
Bar AV — This fun, casual Italian bar/restaurant has a zany chef known for giving back to the community, a great craft cocktail list and bacon on its Pasta Chip Nachos. That’s fried pasta chips topped with queso, avocado, pico, bacon and mozzarella. Great for sharing. 116 East Gay Street, West Chester.
Sizzle — The Frontier Burger at this burger joint in Pottstown’s High Street Terminal is a giant burger topped with beer battered onion rings, sharp cheddar, Texas dry rub, bacon, house barbecue sauce, heirloom tomato and Bibb lettuce on a brioche roll. 300 East High Street, Pottstown.
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.
Spasso Italian Grill — This authentic Italian restaurant in Old City serves several pasta dishes with bacon including Linguine Carbonara with bacon, beaten egg yolks, cheese and beef stock and Penne Spasso, with bacon, mushroom and peas in a pink cream sauce. 34 S. Front Street.
Bernie’s Restaurant & Bar — 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.
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.
Amada — Chef Jose Garces puts his own spin on classic Spanish tapas at this Old City restaurant. For a bite of bacon try the bacon-wrapped dates with almonds and cabrales or Coca de Costillas, a flatbread topped with short rib, horseradish, parmesan and bacon. 217-219 Chestnut Street.
Rowhouse Cafe — For a seriously-good, Philly-centric breakfast, grab coffee at this Fitler Square coffee house and a soft pretzel breakfast sandwich stuffed with two eggs, Cooper sharp cheese and bacon. 2536 Pine Street.
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.
Note: Menus subject to change.
Irene Levy Baker is author of 100 Things To Do In Philadelphia, 2nd edtion and Unique Eats & Eateries of Philadelphia. For more information about the books visit www.100ThingsToDoInPhiladelphia.com. Looking for fun things to do this winter? Need a gift? Get signed copies of books on the website. Readers of this newspaper can use promo code NEWSPAPER for a discount. FB & IG: @100ThingsToDoInPhiladelphia T: @100Philly.