If you aren’t familiar with my Tales Of A Fourth Generation Textile Executive blog, that is the blog that I write for the Studioe Fabrics website. You should go check it out when you have a moment. I am going to bring the Tales Of A Fourth Generation blog series to the Blank Quilting Corp. website too. The plan is for me to write a bi-weekly blog called Food or Fabric? Fabric being the obvious, but that is particularly for when I am short on food blogs. As for food, I wanted to start writing about the restaurants and places that I eat at when I am on the road. Essentially, this is my abridged version of Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. Guy Fieri, eat your heart out!
To be honest with you, I am an avid Food Channel watcher and I like to consider myself to be a foodie as well. So today I am going to discuss a restaurant that I recently visited in Greenville, South Carolina. The restaurant is called Bacon Bros. Public House at 3620 Pelham Road. (View the full menu here.) Let me start off by commenting on the great name. Anything with bacon has been very hot of late from bacon cupcakes to bacon ice cream and everything in between. So good job on the name. We should probably introduce a bacon fabric line. Wouldn’t that be delish (sic)?
Rather than bore you about all the cool bacon related decor, the crowd, the menu, the location, etc., I plan to focus on one thing…THE PULLED PORK GRILLED CHEESE made with pepper jack, cheddar, mozzarella, pickled jalapeño and mustard Q. That was the description I pulled right from the menu and it sure did this grilled cheese no justice. This sandwich brought me back to my college days. It reminded me of those late night grilled cheese sandwiches made on those portable grilled cheese machines. Those sandwiches were so yummy after a late night out. This sandwich did go perfectly with a nice local tap beer.
Anyway, this sandwich was so unbelievable that I couldn’t keep my hands steady to get you a focused photo, but I think you can get the drift. As you can see from the photo, the rye bread was nicely browned and I am sure that we can thank butter for that beautiful coloring. There were some scrumptious and crunchy hardened pieces of pepper jack, cheddar and mozzarella cheese as well. The star of the show was the pulled pork which was some of the best that I have had and it melded perfectly with the special mustard Q. Truly a great sandwich and a fun night for me. Being on the road isn’t always so bad after all.
So here are a couple of side notes from my Bacon Bros. experience:
1. My biggest mistake of the night was that I decided to go halfsies on two sandwiches with my friend. As such, I only ended up with half of this most amazing sandwich ever. You can be sure there will be no sharing next time and I might have to even go back for seconds.
2. After talking to the waiter, I learned that this restaurant brings in (Vegans, Vegetarians, etc…close your ears) two local pigs a week. Check out all the photos that I took of the meat locker. Kind of cool, but kind of gross too.
3. I bought Bacon Bros. t-shirts for myself and my two boys.
4. On this particular trip, thanks to the lovely weather in New York, I got stuck in South Carolina for an extra night. No, I did not go back to Bacon Bros. as I should have! Anyway, I was a little short on clothes, as I always pack light for work travel. So on the extra day of the trip I was forced to wear my Bacon Bros. t-shirt. It worked out great, but for the fact that I stunk like a BBQ and I couldn’t stop day dreaming about the PULLED PORK GRILLED CHEESE. I’ll be back Bacon Bros.!
If you ever make it out to Greenville, Bacon Bros. and the pulled pork grilled cheese are both worth a visit.
What do you think of this new blog format? Have you ever been to Bacon Bros.? Have you ever had a pulled pork grilled cheese?
Finally, I will start to let you know where I plan to travel to next so perhaps you can give me some suggestions on places I should try out. Next stop Salt Lake City Utah and Phoenix Arizona! Suggestions please.
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