Bring Home The Bacon

Bring home the bacon on December 30th in honor of Bacon Day! There’s nothing better than a piece of thick, crispy, sizzling bacon, so naturally bacon deserves a day to revel in all its glory. If just reading the word bacon makes your mouth water, join your fellow bacon-lovers in celebrating Bacon Day all around San Diego.

Head to the beach with your bacon eating with a stop at Backyard Kitchen & Tap, found in the lively epicenter of Pacific Beach. This chic, cozy coastal American eatery is a natural fit for the laid-back vibes of this beachside neighborhood. Take in the outdoor cabanas, live walls, fire pits and indoor/outdoor seating for a memorable morning of bacon eating with brunch plates including the Biscuit n’ Gravy, a scratch-made cheddar scallion biscuit smothered in country sausage gravy and served with farm fresh eggs any style and cherrywood smoked bacon!

On the hunt for the best bacon in town? Look no further than Lazy Hippo, the Gaslamp’s most charming breakfast café. Home to a quaint, quirky and faintly whimsical ambiance coupled with creative takes on both modern and traditional breakfast favorites, Lazy Hippo’s vegan-friendly menu offerings and healthy breakfast alternatives are not to be missed! Start your Bacon Day with the breakfast of champions with dishes such as the Meat Lovers Omelette, loaded with ham, bacon, sausage and cheddar cheese alongside country potatoes, toast and seasonal fruit.

If you’re searching for a downtown bacon destination, check out The Smoking Gun, a revolutionary spin on the neighborhood bar! Featuring an urban setting and comfort street food alongside ping-pong, shuffleboard, elaborate signature cocktails, and an entertaining 70s atmosphere, The Smoking Gun promises a smokin’ good time. Break the mold with savory early morning favorites including the Country Benny With Poblano Cheese Sauce, a plate of fried eggs, crispy bacon and gooey poblano cheese sauce sandwiched between two warm, homemade biscuits.

Bacon and pizza are the dynamic duo of foods, and Woodstock’s Pizza knows it. Located in Pacific Beach and near SDSU, this hometown pizzeria gives the people what they want with a wide selection of hand-tossed pizzas, made with fresh daily-made dough and a unique crust folded over signature sauce. Loaded with more toppings than any competitors, Woodstock’s is the pizzeria of your dreams, a favorite of college students and locals alike. Embrace the SoCal vibes with the All ‘Choked Up, topped with creamy garlic sauce, spinach, mozzarella, roasted garlic, artichoke hearts, shaved parmesan and double bacon for a bacon-packed pizza that will leave you hoping for one more slice.

Celebrate the tastiest holiday at Barrel Republic, a mecca for craft beer lovers and a kitchen hotspot for brew-loving foodies. Located in Oceanside Carlsbad and Pacific Beach, this bar and kitchen has it all from a full menu of elevated  Southern Californian favorites, well over 40 casks of craft brew to choose from, and the freedom to pour your own glass straight from the tap with the simple swipe of a wristband. Try their Bacon-Wrapped Pork Belly, thick cuts of pork belly wrapped in crispy bacon, honey glazed, and served with local kale slaw, for the ultimate bacon experience!

When it comes to breakfast bacon bites, it doesn’t get any better than Breakfast Republic. Boasting several locations around San Diego, this eatery is raising feathers as a top spot to enjoy the most important meal of the day. An innovative breakfast destination, Breakfast Republic’s fun and unpretentious atmosphere complements a unique selection of dishes that are raising the bar on breakfast. Try the Breakfast Sammie, made with thick-cut and brown-sugar battered Jurassic Pork bacon, tomato, herb spread, and eggs sunny side up on sourdough bread served with house potatoes.