Bacon has become somewhat of a culinary treasure in today’s foodscape. While tasty enough to stand alone, bacon also has a knack for making everything it comes in contact with better. Adding a distinct smokiness and salty undertone, the fatty protein has been added and infused into desserts, spirits, and brunch entrees galore. And with National Bacon Day on August 30th, why not take advantage of the holiday and dine — or rather, “pig” out — on our favorite bacon bites, below:
The Atlas Room
What’s better than bacon? More bacon. Like the bacon cheddar waffles that you can get with a side of bacon at The Atlas Room. The waffles are actually cooked with bits of bacon and cheddar cheese in the batter. So, when you break into them, you’ll not only get tasty, cheesy morsels, but also the lovely crunch of bacon. Read the review here.
The Atlas Room
1015 H St. N.E.
When you see “bucket of bacon” on a brunch menu, it’s pretty hard to not order. Served in a little silver bucket with fried onions on the bottom, the bacon at B Too certainly earns bonus points for presentation. Read the review here.
1324 14th Street NW
Washington, DC 20005
Specializing in gourmet junk food, the peanut butter, bacon, and marshmallow fluff sandwich at The Satellite Room fits perfectly in this category. And don’t let the appearance fool you, as this grilled white bread sandwich comes together perfectly with the melted peanut butter, gooey marshmallow, and crisp bacon. Read the review here.
The Satellite Room
2047 9th St. N.W.
The Eggs Benedict at Lavagna is a Southern splendor, featuring sauteed spinach, sous vide eggs, poblano Hollandaise, and most importantly, cured hickory smoked face bacon. It’s a unique, rich, messy take on the traditional Eggs Benedict, and worth the trip for anyone who loves great bacon. Read the review here.
539 8th St. S.E.
The caramelized bacon at Bar Charley is certain to rock your brunch world. The thick, large slices of bacon are cooked perfectly. Sweet, but not too sweet, and with just the right amount of crunch. Read the review here.
1825 18th St. N.W.
With an adorable interior that carries over to the menu, we recommend the “Wilbur” Bloody Mary when brunching at The Heights. This bacon-fueled Mary is made with bacon-infused vodka, and enhanced with a candied bacon rim. Read the review here.
3115 14th St NW
Del Ray Cafe
A gem located just outside of Washington, when you order a side of bacon from Del Ray Cafe, expect to receive a massive pile, rather than a piece or two. And thankfully, quality is not lost with quantity, as the thick, crispy strips are sure to please bacon fans. Read the review here.
Del Ray Cafe
205 E. Howell Ave.
Birch & Barley
According to the Bitches Brunch Rules, if donuts are available, donuts must be eaten. At Birch & Barley, our love for bacon and doughnuts come together with the toffee-bacon doughnuts, which are the perfect balance of sweet and salty. Read the review here.
Birch and Barley
1337 14th St. N.W.