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Mak’n Bacon: Celebrate your love of bacon at Austin’s pork-filled eatery

Mak’n Bacon: Celebrate your love of bacon at Austin’s pork-filled eatery

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Have you ever visited any one of Austin’s countless restaurants and food trailers and felt that, as good as the food was, something was missing? Something that would add just the right amount of greasy, fatty goodness?

Any fans of Jim Gaffigan and Epic Meal Time already know what the answer is. That sandwich needs more bacon. Hell, that burger needs some more bacon inside the patty. Salad? There damn well better be bacon on it. This is the simple food philosophy that drives Bacon.

The name doesn’t leave any doubts about what to expect when walking in. Every meal from the burgers, the all-day breakfast plates and even the greens are somehow mixed with America’s favorite cut of pork. It might just become the next best place to cure a hangover or to just absolutely ensure that you break one of the Seven Deadly Sins.

The breakfast fixings are available all day, starting with the breakfast tacos that come with three choices of filling and sell for $2.95 each. There is also the choice of starting the day with biscuits and bacon gravy or possibly a bacon waffle. That would be a waffle that has two thick-cut strips of bacon cooked into the batter. Sadly, it doesn’t appear that you can top it off with some Jack Daniel’s syrup.

For lunch and dinner, you can start off with an appetizer of bacon fries: a plate of French fries topped off with melted sharp cheddar, sour cream, chives and bacon. You can go with the Double Grind Burger, which has two patties made of steak and bacon. Or you can just skip those other filler meats and go straight for the good stuff with the Best BLT.

All of that bacon grease and fat can be washed down with a glass of Maine Root Mexican Cola, a Dublin Dr. Pepper or another of the special fountain drinks available. If you still have room for dessert, you can top off the meal with a bacon cookie. That should be proof enough that Bacon doesn’t mess around. Eat big or go home.

Bacon is even welcoming to all of your vegetarian friends. The salads normally come with bacon on them, but they’re nice of enough to take it off if you please.

Just don’t forget that Bacon is not meant for those looking to go on a diet. Hell, it should probably not even be a regular lunch-hour spot for the sake of your heart. Maybe every other day should be good enough. That's just being smart.