Six great ways to partake in International Bacon Day

Photo by Marc Thomas Kallweit
Roxy's breakfast burger with bacon

There’s no shortage of Sacramento-area eateries crafting creative ways to serve up every carnivore’s favorite treat, so in honor of International Bacon Day this Saturday, here are six of our favorite ways to pig out.

Roxy Restaurant & Bar
Roxy Restaurant & Bar really brings home the bacon with its delicious breakfast burger (pictured above), which will be served all weekend long—on Labor Day, you can get it by request—and features thick slices of smoked bacon sandwiched together with a Lucky Dog Ranch beef patty, an over-easy egg, aged white cheddar, caramelized onions and house steak sauce, all inside a hearty brioche roll (yes, you might need an extra napkin). 2381 Fair Oaks Blvd. 489-2000.

Bacon Mania  
This popular local food truck—which boasts sizzling bacon-centric, diet-busting eats from bacon-wrapped brownies to the “Piggy Back” sandwich with pulled pork and hickory-smoked bacon—will be on hand throughout the weekend at several locations, including the Citrus Heights Lowe’s store (from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.) and at 6 p.m. at Thunder Valley for the ’80s Rewind Concert there this Sunday.

Block Butcher Bar
You can’t really go wrong with the simple pleasure of a PB&J, but at midtown’s Block Butcher Bar, head chef Michael Tuohy created a sandwich that may become your new go-to: the “AB & BJ” panini, in which bacon jam and Marcona almond butter are smeared between toasted Acme sourdough. Plus, the eatery is open till 2 a.m. every day, including on Labor Day, so you’ll be able to get your bacon fix into the wee hours all weekend long. 1050 20th St. 476-6306.

Broderick Roadhouse
The rich, cheesy goodness of Broderick Roadhouse’s mac and cheese rises to new levels of decadence thanks to robust helpings of applewood-smoked bacon, which is mixed in along with four varieties of cheese (blue, Gruyère and aged-white and regular cheddars). A rosette of bacon sits atop the mac and cheese after it’s been formed into patties and griddled to crispy perfection. 319 6th St. West Sacramento. 372-2436.

Hock Farm Craft & Provisions
Crispy, house-smoked candied bacon takes center stage in chef David LaRoche’s caramel corn at Hock Farm Craft & Provisions. In addition to the candied bacon pieces, the addictive dish—which can be found on the lunch and bar menus—features organic popped corn, toasted cashews and rich caramel with a subtle kick, thanks to a touch of cayenne pepper. And a heads up: the restaurant is closed on Sunday and Monday this weekend, so stop by on International Bacon Day this Saturday to indulge in the salty-sweet dish. 1415 L St. 440-8888.  

Field House American Sports Pub
At the Field House American Sports Pub, which just opened its doors in Arden-Arcade in April, celebrate Bacon Day with the savory trio of Baconater Sliders, which feature patties with a 50-50 mixture of ground Napa-raised Five Dot Ranch beef and hickory-smoked bacon. All that heft is balanced by crunchy onion and house-made pickles, while extra richness comes thanks to Thousand-Island mayonnaise and a sauce made with American, pepper jack and cheddar cheeses. 1310 Fulton Ave. 487-1045.