Sizzlin’ for International Bacon Day

Breakfast Republic Jurassic Pork Bloody Mary (courtesy photo)

A day dedicated to the world’s best salty, savory and crunchy treat, we’re talking about International Bacon Day on September 1st! You and a group of friends can thoroughly enjoy every meal of the day with bacon and absolutely zero regret by checking out some of these local eateries for the best bacon dishes around San Diego.

With seven locations throughout town, Breakfast Republic is raising feathers as a top spot to enjoy the most important meal of the day. Serving tasty takes on American classics, your gang will be able to choose from sweet or savory dishes to satisfy your bacon craving. Start your morning right with their Jurassic Bloody Mary, made with vodka, a top-secret Bloody Mary mix, lemon juice and a generous piece of Jurassic pork bacon – thick cut, marinated and baked with paprika and brown sugar. Continue the celebration with the Bacon Cheddar Sausage Omelet, served with cage free eggs, garlic, onion, chopped bacon and cheddar cheese.

Head up to Oceanside and check out Barrel Republic, the mecca for craft beer lovers to come and enjoy the freedom to pour. Portraying a laid-back vibe where you and friends can chat and play board games, you’ll find yourself spending the entire day at this local joint! Treat yourself to the California Cuban Burger consisting of pork belly, bacon, cucumber, pickled onion, mozzarella and stone mustard – a perfect dish for International Bacon Day if you ask us.

In the energetic neighborhood of Hillcrest, Fig Tree Café operates as an on-the-go spot for daytime diners and transforms into the perfect setting for a romantic dinner after the sun goes down. Kick start your Saturday with the mouth-watering California Breakfast Burrito, packed with rosemary roasted potatoes, bell pepper cream sauce, pico de gallo, guacamole, skirt steak, cheddar cheese, chopped bacon and scrambled eggs. You’ll be fully satisfied and fueled for the rest of the day!

Located just steps away from the Pacific Ocean, Duck Dive is an ode to the rich surf and beach culture that resides in San Diego. Offering a menu compiled with their take on classic American dishes as well as coastal favorites, you and friends/family will be able to enjoy delicious bacon concoctions. Share a plate of the Turkey Bacon Benny, served with turkey and applewood smoked bacon on a split English muffin, topped with two poached eggs, and covered in house-made orange zest hollandaise sauce. Pair this dish with their perfectly portioned Absolut Bloody Buddies, served with bacon and pepper jack cheese.

Found in the heart of San Diego’s Gaslamp district, barleymash is the downtown place-to-be for locals and tourists alike. As a community-based restaurant, conversation and deliciously innovative food can be shared amongst friends and neighbors while enjoying Gaslamp’s sunny disposition. Serving up a variety of American classics consisting of the freshest ingredients, share a ” src=”blob:” alt=”image006.jpg” align=”right” hspace=”12″ v:shapes=”Picture_x0020_1″ class=”Apple-web-attachment Singleton” style=”width: 1.927in; height: 2.5729in;”>plate of the oh-so-delicious Bacon Bleu Cheese Iron Fries. Made with applewood-smoked bacon, bleu cheese crumbles, green onions, tomatoes and pickled onions topped with basil-blue cheese sauce, this plate of fries will change your life!

Lazy Hippo, a one-stop breakfast shop in the historic Gaslamp District, takes pride in serving all your favorite breakfast and lunch dishes. Offering an exotic and modern twist on traditional plates, you’ll be able to get your bacon fix with their BLTA Sandwich, three pieces of thick-sliced honey smoked bacon, lettuce, tomato, avocado and mayonnaise. Wash it down with a fresh pressed juice, like zesty Apple, Basil and Grapefruit or the unique Pineapple, Cucumber and Ginger. Post up on the quaint and inviting patio, and you’ll be guaranteed to have the best International Bacon Day possible.

Downtown San Diego’s revolutionary spin on the classic neighborhood bar, The Smoking Gun is a joint where retro-inspired sips and bites with Southern flare can be enjoyed. The urban setting and comfort street food come together to play an active role in creating a refreshing space for guests. Serving up brunch on the weekends, this is the ultimate place to satisfy your bacon craving. Try the classic Bacon and Sausage Biscuits N’ Gravy with two eggs, applewood-smoked bacon, pork sausage and sausage gravy, or opt for theBacon Pancakes, three buttermilk pancakes with applewood-smoked bacon, honey-chive butter and maple syrup. Mimosas will taste excellent with any choice!