A new gastropub called Bacon Bros Public House opened in May 2013 on Pelham Road about a mile north of I 85. Although in a strip mall location, don't let that mislead you. Upon entering, you will not think strip mall any longer until you walk out for your car (plentiful parking is actually a bonus with this strip mall location.) The decor is unique and tasteful, there is bar seating with a couple of low sound sports TVs but this area is well defined from the rest of the restaurant, so once seated, you aren't distracted by it. There are booths built under an indoor pergola along one wall, each one draped with intimate draperies. Also tables in the middle of the dining area for larger groups and then raised booths complete the area with privacy panels which divide the restaurant from the bar area. low lighting and matching music all work together to make this an atmosphere which works for any group or a couples night out. NOW to the FOOD: As the name would suggest, Bacon Bros uses their own house made bacon quite liberally in a good deal of their preparation. With offerings such as a two patty hamburger which is a grind consisting of brisket, ground house bacon and chuck, topped with cheese, bacon, special sauce and a fried egg, don't try to pretend your mouth isn't watering as you read this! They also have things UNbacon like beer battered Mahi Mahi,chicken wings, fried chicken and salads with a twist. Sides like succotash keep the southern flare cohesive. So many intriguing items that you will want to eat there 3 or more times just to get a good representation of the flavors. They have a great selection of beer, wine and cocktails too. We started our evening with a $7.00 appetizer called "Potater Tots," which is tater tots with pulled pork shoulder, melted american cheese, julienned pig ears (yes, you read that right-HELLO-Bacon Bros, ok??) and a dash of sorghum vinegar. They have other starters like Caramel Bacon Popcorn and Devil Dusted Eggs for 75 cents a piece-amazing too. The presentation was not our favorite though-everything served on wood planks, so chunks of goodness kept falling off onto the table and lost-boo to that.
Our entrees were the pulled pork sandwich on two thick pieces of texas toast with a mild vinegar slaw, baked red beans and onion rings. The other was an American Dog-which is a HUGE house made hot dog resembling the size of a brat, in a homemade bakery bun covered with "burnt end" pulled pork chili, melted cheese and onion. Holy Cow. Ordered with a side of handcut, skin on fries. That being said, only 2 complaints: the fries were slightly overcooked and the onion rings were greasy-cook may have lost focus for a moment. They have things for dessert like peach cobbler and 'Nana Pudding, but we couldn't pass up the Turtle Bacon Brownie-a bacon lovers dream dessert, which we ordered with a scoop of very good vanilla ice cream. Desserts and appetizers can be ordered singular and you will have enough for two. This establishment also sells their peach infused smoked bacon by the pound to take home if you need to ease the stress of parting with this place, although even after the restaurant closes at midnight, the bar stays open til 2. Our waitperson, Mac,did a great job and was very attentive without being overbearing or omnipresent. We think you should give this place great consideration.Directions and food/drinks menu online at www.baconbrospublichouse.com
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