Yet another clue that the bacon craze isn't fading away: Chef Geoff Tracy of the Chef Geoff mini empire spent time scouting spaces in Georgetown for a bacon-themed restaurant.
"Then I was like, 'Maybe this thing is a little too niche; maybe I'm going overboard,'" says Tracy, who's prepping to open a Chef Geoff's in Rockville this summer.
Instead he created Bacon Bar, a swine-centric menu offered every Wednesday and Thursday at his four eateries; menus vary slightly by location. While not as overboard as an entire bacon-centered eatery, there's still plenty of excess involved.
You could, arteries willing, go from cocktails through dessert without halting the flow of pig parts--chocolate terrine with chocolate-covered bacon, anyone?
On the flipside, you can opt for an appetizer like crab-stuffed, bacon-wrapped shrimp--one of the dishes concocted by executive chef Santos Fuentes--and then move on to a petite salad from the regular menu.
Check out the full Bacon Bar menu to prepare for the porkfest.