Bacon. Enough said.
“I think we love bacon because it has all the qualities of an amazing sensory experience. When we cook it, the sizzling sound is so appetizing, the aroma is maddening, the crunch of the texture is so gratifying and the taste delivers every time.” –Alexandra Guarnaschelli
It’s the one constant in the world.
It’s National Bacon week, which means Bacon dishes, bourbon bacon, and all things delicious. A few years ago, the Huffington Post highlighted the rise of Bacon consumption and festivals in the United States.
“The idea of a bacon festival is not as far-fetched as it might sound. Americans eat about 1.5 billion pounds of bacon a year, according to the National Pork Board. And the website bacontoday.com counted nearly 30 bacon festivals around the country from late April through December 2013, many of whose tickets sold out in minutes.” –Huffington Post
In 2016, we are still eating as much bacon, if not more, and the festivals and recipes continue to grow in outlandish creative ways. Anthony’s wanted to celebrate Bacon Week, by creating unique dishes that we will be featuring all week long.
Here are three of our favorites:
1) Double Smashed Burger topped with Cheese and Peppered Bacon
This is a classic burger with a modern twist, Peppered Bacon. Who doesn’t want a burger? Come on in for lunch this week and get your hands on this sure to satisfy beast.
2) Grilled Chicken Salad with our Signature Warm Bacon Dressing
You won’t find a more delicious and adventurous salad in town. Our always fresh grilled chicken over a bed of fresh spinach, and covered in slow cooked Warm Bacon Dressing.
3) Sautéed Shrimp with our Homemade Pancetta over Red Sauce and Penne
Pancetta is simply cured, with the emphasis placed on the curing process. Often done with salts, you can spice it up with sauces, seasoning, and other ingredients to infuse your pancetta with unique flavors.
This dish is one of our favorites, adding incredible flavors. You’ll be entranced after one bite.
Here’s a fun Bacon fact
The phrase “Bring Home The Bacon” dates back to the 12th century. Some say a church in Dunmow England offered a side of Bacon to any man who swore before God and the congregation that he had not argued with his own wife for a year and one day. Any faithful man that could “Bring Home the Bacon” was held in the highest esteem in their community.
Join us for lunch or dinner this week, and let us bring you the bacon. Don’t forget to BYOB, and make sure to check out our latest blog, “Taste of The Town” for our upcoming restaurant week!