BACON STILL ON THE UPSWING. Good article from the Washington Post on the trends in bacon and why restaurants are putting it back on the menu. Of course, we've all seen the new Little Caesar's bacon wrapped pizza. A cool idea but I'm not sure I'll try it. The article has some interesting observations, including that fact that while many pundits have been saying that the bacon craze is over, the facts point in the opposite direction. Here's a chart from the article showing bacon purchases still on the rise. Good thing the porcine virus has been solved and we have more supply in the market!
BACON CRIME UPDATE The woman against whom charges have been dropped last week has gone missing!!
Article here. Charges were dropped on Wednesday, for the assault of a police officer. She threw bacon and sausage at him! The judge said that since there were no 'damages', there was no crime. I didn't think damages were required in an assault case...I must've missed that in my criminal law classes. She said "God told me to feed the pigs!" when asked why she did it. Maybe God was telling her to feed the actual piggies, not the police. Huffington Post did a great job with the report too: here. Her family says she was going through a tough time... I guess so!
WE ARE SPENDING THE WEEKEND IN BOCA at the Boca Raton Resort & Club. Many thanks to Ed Marino whose lovely wife Michela helped us get reservations at the resort and for dinner. I've been really spoiled lately; a few weeks ago at The American Club in Kohler, Wisconsin, and incredible dinners at Trattoria Stefano in Sheboygan and The Immigrant Room at Kohler; and this week at the Resort in Boca. Dinner was at The Blue, on the 27th floor of the tower, the tallest building in Boca with great views of the area. I had the red snapper, but of course needed to get whatever bacon dish they had on the menu.
They have a great brussels sprouts side dish with bacon, and they also made up some root vegetables with the same bacon. The bacon in these dishes was cut into tiny, succulent cubes. Guess where they source their bacon? Nueske's in Wisconsin, about which I've written many times. Go to the Nueske's website and order some now! Stunningly great bacon.
Thanks to Roberto (the very gracious, dapper and friendly manager), Trevor (our server), Rachael and all the staff for a wonderful evening. We were celebrating my mother-in-law's birthday and they did a great job.
Here's a short blurb from their website about what's served at The Blue. We had three types of oysters; simply amazing.
CUTTING IT SHORTER THIS WEEK since I'm traveling. See you next Sunday!
Innovative New American Cuisine in Boca RatonThe menu changes frequently, depending on local, seasonal offerings. THE BLUE uses the freshest and most succulent ingredients while placing emphasis on sustainable and organic foods from local farmers and local waters, complimenting offerings like the Maine lobster, which arrives daily, fresh from its source. Don’t miss the unforgettable Claw Bar, serving the freshest treats the ocean has to offer including Lobster Claws, U-12 Shrimp, Stone Crab, Pacific and Atlantic Oysters, and King Crab Legs.