International Bacon Day

The Duck Dive Bacon Wrapped Shrimp and Grits

There’s nothing better than a thick, crispy, sizzling slice of meat, so naturally bacon deserves a day to celebrate all of its glory. Shout your love from the rooftops for this beloved meat and bring home the bacon on Saturday, September 2nd, in honor of International Bacon Day. These bacon-packed dishes around San Diego won’t go bacon your heart anytime soon!

On the hunt for the best bacon in town? Look no further than The Rail, a longstanding icon of San Diego nightlife that is making waves in the brunch scene. With the acquisition of two acclaimed Las Vegas chefs, this Hillcrest hotspot is making a name for itself as the place to be for brunch-goers on sunny weekend mornings. Savor a brunch that truly breaks the mold with dishes such as the Coffee & Doughnuts, coffee-cured and wrapped bacon bites served with sugar-sprinkled doughnut holes and a creamy vanilla latte dipping sauce for an unforgettable brunch!

Bacon and pizza are the dynamic duo of foods, and Woodstock’s Pizza knows it. Located in Pacific Beach, 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, surfers, and locals alike. Get tropical with the Woody’s Waui, topped with Canadian-style bacon, juicy pineapple, freshly sliced red onions, and crispy bacon for a bacon-packed pizza that will leave you hoping for just one more slice.

Is there any better time of day to indulge in savory strips of crispy bacon than first thing in the morning? Breakfast Republic has built its San Diego empire on traditional breakfast dishes with a global twist, making it a unique go-to for bacon-infused dishes. Try your hand at a toothsome Breakfast Sammie, crafted from Breakfast Republic’s signature Jurassic pork bacon, a fresh tomato slice, herb spread, eggs sunny-side up and toasted sourdough bread, accompanied by house potatoes.

Expand your bacon repertoire with a trip to Union Kitchen & Tap in Encinitas, a coastal eatery specializing in modern American cuisine and a wide variety of craft brews. Indulge in one of their popular brunch items, Chicken & Waffles, prepared with a bacon cheddar scallion cornbread waffle, buttermilk fried chicken, a sunny-side up egg, and sriracha maple syrup. A classic southern dish that boasts hints of bacon mixed into a uniquely honed cornbread waffle, this menu item was created for bacon connoisseurs.

Prefer to celebrate this momentous occasion in Pacific Beach’s vibrant setting? Head to The Duck Dive to indulge in their Keep it Shrimple special, a hearty serving of Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp & Grits for only $16! Savor the crispy outer layer of bacon as you bite into fresh and succulent shrimp in an inherently beachy setting, suited to International Bacon Day festivities.