It’s crispy yet greasy, salty yet sweet, horrible for you, yet horribly delicious. That’s right. I’m talking about bacon – one of the most scrumptious obsessions to hit pop culture since chocolate. Whether you like it topping your ice cream Sunday, crunched over your baked potato, served with your breakfast or just all by itself, there’s something irresistible about bacon. No wonder it serves as the inspiration for clothing lines, festivals and even first-aid supplies (Have you ever seen bacon bandages? Yeah, that’s a thing!). If you yourself are a bacon aficionado, well, today is your day: International Bacon Day!
Here are the seven best places to pig out on some bacon in Utah County.
Cravings Bistro – The A.B.C. (Apple, Bacon, Cheddar)
Combine sweet and savory to perfection with the A.B.C. (Apple, Bacon, Cheddar) sandwich at Cravings in Pleasant Grove. But that’s not all Cravings offers. If you’re feeling adventurous, try the Thanksgiving grilled cheese. Complete with mashed potatoes, stuffing, green beans, slow-roasted turkey, candied bacon, cheddar cheese and a side of cranberry sauce, it’s an entire feast in every bacon-accented bite.
Location: 25 W. Center St. in Pleasant Grove
Hruska’s Kolaches – Bacon, egg and cheese kolach
If you combine traditional Czech-style food with a little Texan flair, you’ll find yourself at the delicious point where kolaches are made. If you haven’t tried a kolach yet, you’re missing out. Served as sweet or savory in a deliciously buttery bread, Hruska’s serves up the best kolaches around. What could be better than adding bacon to that? If you agree, you’ll want to check out the bacon, egg and cheese kolach. Just make sure to head over early in the day – this place sells out fast!
Location: 434 W. Center St. in Provo
JCW’s – Jalapeño Bacon Cheeseburger
Fat burgers and tasty shakes – that’s the general reputation of JCW’s. So of course to make things even more delicious, they added bacon. Though there are several bacon options on the JCW’s menu, you can easily add a little spice to your day by checking out the JCW’s Jalapeño Bacon Cheeseburger, which comes complete with homemade ranch dressing, lettuce, fresh tomatoes and American cheese.
396 W. 2230 North in Provo
3605 Thanksgiving Way in Lehi
Lucy’s New York Style Pizzeria - Chicken Bacon Ranch Pizza
Bacon shouldn’t just be confined to breakfast or burgers, that’s why we’re giving a shout out to Lucy’s New York Style Pizzeria for their unbeatable Chicken Bacon Ranch Pizza. With the creaminess of ranch, the savory goodness of chicken and the magical crunch of bacon all piled onto one pizza, who wouldn’t want to try one?
Location: 59 S. State St. in Orem
Marley’s Gourmet Sliders – The Handsome Rob
It may be bite-size, but The Handsome Rob at Marley’s Gourmet Sliders is still big when it comes to bacon-filled taste. The Handsome Rob, featuring grilled onions, buffalo sauce, cheese and bacon on a slider-size burger is actually one of Marley’s most popular sliders.
4801 N. University Ave., Ste. 860 in Provo
Six Sisters Deli and Grill – The Desperado
Capping off our list of bacon-y goodness is The Desperado at Six Sisters. Complete with sliced chicken, tomato, mayo, provolone and, of course, bacon, this hot and tasty sandwich could only be better when paired with the restaurant’s iconic sweet potato fries. If you’re looking for another option, Six Sisters also serves up a pretty scrumptious turkey, bacon and avocado sandwich, too. You can’t beat it!
Location: 7973 Ranches Pkwy. in Eagle Mountain
TruReligion — Bacon
Aptly called "meat candy" on the TruReligion menu, the bacon at TruReligion is thick, crispy and the kind of thing will make you believe in a higher power, as a restaurant called TruReligion can only do.
Location: 360 S. State St., Orem