As a wise philosopher once said, “Bacon makes everything better.” Actually that philosopher is everyone, because we have all uttered those words at some point.
Luckily, bacon is a staple of our favorite mid-morning weekend meal. But who are we to put limits on our bacon intake? You can be sure we’re forking over that extra dollar for a bacon-topped burger and have been known to dig into some seriously delicious bacon mac-and-cheese.
The beauty of bacon is in its versatility. Lucky for us, D.C. does not suffer from a swine shortage. Some of our favorite area spots are serving up some outstanding bacon dishes, whether it’s on its own, tucked into a grilled cheese, or even on a doughnut. See our picks below for where to pig out on pork.
Most Picks of Pork
If bacon is what you’re after (and when aren’t you?), there is no more appropriate pick than the swine-centric spot The Pig. The snout-to-tail restaurant’s specialty is a serious slab of face bacon accompanied by mustard and maple syrup. Don’t let the name disway you, because it is sure to be one of your best brunch decisions. We recently devoured the decadent pork-tastic plate at brunch. Read the review of brunch here and our interview with Chef Michael Bonk here. The Pig, 1320 14th Street N.W., Washington, D.C.
Butchers and Bacon
What’s better than bacon from the masters of meat? Just in case one type of bacon wasn’t enough, The Partisan offers an entire bacon plate with their signature bacon, face bacon, beef bacon, and Canadian bacon. Bacon variety is the spice of life, after all. The Partisan, 709 D Street N.W., Washington, D.C.
While the founding fathers may have feasted on bacon, they certainly didn’t get a taste of what is being served up at Founding Farmers. The extra-thick cut portions are sauced with your choice of black pepper maple, Texas BBQ, hot sauce, or a sweet and sour variety. We call that pork barrel spending that is well worth it. God Bless America. Read our review of Founding Farmers here. Founding Farmers, 1924 Pennsylvania Avenue N.W., Washington, D.C.
Bacon Gone Belgian
There are some things that must be ordered when seen on a menu. That’s exactly how we felt when we saw a bucket of bacon on the menu at B Too. The Belgian favorite offers a super-sized serving with their pail of applewood-smoked bacon. Bitches don’t believe in less is more. Read our latest review of B Too here. B Too 1324 14th Street N.W., Washington, D.C.
Dig into Doughnuts
Unless you thought it couldn’t get more delicious than bacon, several spots around the District are taking decadence to the next level with bacon doughnuts. The perfect marriage of savory and sweet is all you need to please your entire palate. Astro Doughnuts and Fried Chicken and GBD are both offering versions made with maple and one spiked with bourbon. Both are available in-store and for delivery at your door with our favorite local service OrderAhead. Read our review of OrderAhead brunch from GBD brunch here, our night in with Astro here, and our review of GBD brunch here. Astro Fried Chicken and Doughnuts, 1308 G Street N.W., Washington, D.C. GBD, 1323 Connecticut Avenue N.W., Washington, D.C.
If you prefer to drink your calories, Evening Star is the place for you. The Bitches fancy themselves somewhat of aficionados of Bloody Marys and Evening Star offers one of the most decadent editions. The brunch cocktail is garnished with not only bacon, but also a grilled cheese. If only all our meals were served as cocktails. Check out our review of Evening Star here. Evening Star Cafe, 2000 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria, VA.
Bacon Brasserie Brunch
There is almost nothing a foodie likes more than French fare. Mintwood Place is turning out American twists on French cuisine at our Adams Morgan go-to Mintwood Place. Their take on the traditional dish flammekeuche is topped with a fair share of bacon- just how we like it. The flatbread fit for a francophile also includes onions, mushrooms, and a sunny side up egg. Read ourreview of Mintwood brunch here and our interview with Chef Cedric Maupillier here. Mintwood Place, 1813 Columbia Road N.W., Washington, D.C.
D.C. Made Dining
#FitBitches looking to eat local should head to H Street for brunch at DC Harvest. The seasonal restaurant makes all items from scratch that won’t be a strain on your waistline. Their philosophy even branches out to their bacon, which is cherry wood-smoked and made in-house. Whoever said brunch can’t be healthy hasn’t heard of DC Harvest. Read our review of their brunch here. DC Harvest, 517 H Street N.E., Washington, D.C.