Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Bacon Paradise tonight on the Travel Channel

Happy Thanksgiving! In anticipation of the Turbaconducken you may be savoring tomorrow, the Travel Channel is airing “Bacon Paradise” tonight at 10 E/P. In this episode, they will take you on a journey to find America’s ultimate “bacon paradise” at some of our country’s best pig-out spots.

Here are the places they visit:

All Good Cafe: In Dallas, the All Good Cafe is home to the thickest, tastiest, crispiest peppered bacon on the planet. This infamous diner offers great food, a low-key atmosphere, and the perfect spot to catch the hottest local bands. Before even walking through the door, patrons can smell bacon and are quickly reminded of their mother’s home-style cooking.

Slater’s 50/50: Located near Disneyland in Anaheim, California, Slater’s 50/50 may just be the second happiest place on earth. Their 50/50 burger patties are 50% ground beef and 50% bacon- the perfect combination for any bacon burger lover! This neighborhood establishment even serves bacon milkshakes and bacon brownies for dessert.

Restaurant 3: This is the “house that bacon built”, with a menu focusing specifically on the sensational treat. In Arlington, Virgina, Restaurant 3 is a palace of pork inspired by southern-style cooking. This hog heaven features everything from Bleu Cheese Chips with bacon and Bacon Stuffed Pork Chops to a Bacon Studded Waffle and Maple Bacon Ice Cream.

The Lido Deck: The Lido Deck is an ocean-side bacon paradise located in Newport Beach, California. When visiting, expect a bacon-centric dining experience featuring wild bore bacon. The restaurant’s owners believe in letting the meat speak for itself, so they’ve figured out a new way to flavor bacon and have it melt in the customer’s mouth. What could be better than enjoying delicious bacon with a stunning view of the Pacific Ocean?

Bad Decisions: Have you ever been to a bacon and beer happy hour? Once a month in Baltimore, Maryland, 350 bacon lovers come together in the name of bacon. Each patron receives a bowl of bacon to munch on while enjoying their drinks. From bacon candy to bacon kabobs, this Baltimore hot spot is a guilty pleasure to hundreds of bacon enthusiasts.

Hash House A Go Go: Hash House A Go Go is a Southern California brunch staple. This San Diego hot spot serves up behemoth portions of both breakfast favorites and bizarre concoctions featuring honey, hickory smoked bacon. One of their most popular breakfast dishes, the bacon waffle, has eight full pieces of bacon baked right into the waffle- a perfect salty and sweet combination!

Marini’s at the Beach: This Willy Wonka-type boardwalk stop opened 95 years and and is now a Santa Cruz staple. From their enormous selection of savory treats, Marini’s is loved by many for their chocolate covered bacon. Invented by Joe Marini himself, this carnivorous candy has been fulfilling beach-goers' sweet and savory cravings for almost an entire century.


  1. gonna half to down load that shit!!!! thanks :D

  2. I actually just saw that show! That's the place (Slater's 50/50) I told you about when you were in Cali. It is awesome, definitely going back again... =)

  3. Great article and helpful tips. It’s nice to see that people still take the time to teach others by offering free advice and information. That’s what keeps ‘em coming back!

  4. I just watched a re-run of the show. Your site was MORE helpful than the Travel Channel's website!!!! I can't believe I live close to three of those restaurants! Definitely trying 'em out before the month is over.

  5. Restaurant 3 closed in Arlington so no longer on Bacon Extravaganza.

  6. Well, that's a shame, it sounded like a great restaurant.