Word on the street is that a few people were not happy to find that Bacon Bros., who made their Texas debut in Sugar Land a few months ago, did not have more bacon on the menu. What?!
Okay, you are right. They don’t have bacon placed meticulously on the rim of every cocktail, as a side item for every entree, or beautifully adorned on every dessert. However, in lieu of bacon overkill, what Bacon Bros. Public House has mastered is an ability to elevate every single pork (and meat-centric) dish that graces their menu. If not bacon, pork is definitely celebrated here.
Hailing out of Greenville, South Carolina, the farm to table (and scratch kitchen) concept is making just about everything in house; including the bacon jam and the crispy pig ears. They also cure, dry-age and smoke their own meat and opt for local ingredients whenever possible.
Just a short while ago I had the opportunity to enjoy dinner at Bacon Bros. The menu is perfect for meat lovers as a majority of the dishes are loaded with it. If you don’t eat meat (or pork) this is not the place for you, but if you are a true carnivore, here are a few dishes you MUST try:
The Potater Tots are about three times the size of the tater tots you grew up eating. These babies are a mouthful and pumped with pork shoulder and American cheese. The thinly sliced crispy pig ears could be a snack on their own.
Move over B.L.T., the B.E.T. has arrived! Maybe it was the pork belly pastrami (I mean really, could you make pork belly any more tender than it already is?) or maybe it was the fried duck egg that sealed the deal? I can’t put my finger on it, but this sandwich was slap yo momma good. I cannot wait to have this again. Who’s down?
My husband does’t eat pork so I am always on the lookout for non-pork sausage and this sausage did not disappoint. The grits were hearty enough (think stiff, but creamy and rich) to hold up to the generous helping of chicken andouille sausage, okra, and smoky tomatoes. And the neck bone gravy had me saying “please and thank you.”
A few other standouts were the Devil’s Dust Eggs (the Devil’s Dust spice is spicy for real; you’ve been warned) and the Black Pepper Pork Chop. I don’t normally order pork chops because they always seem to be on the dry side, but this one is Urban Swank approved.
I am glad they decided to choose suburbia as their home. And I’m not being biased even though I can go from door to door in 10 minutes flat.