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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

What to Obsess About Now that Obama is President

posted by on November 11 at 13:27 PM

I nominate bacon. Specifically, deep-fried bacon.


At Risque Cafe, 3419 N. Clark, country-fried bacon ($6) is on the appetizer menu. Raw bacon strips are put in an egg wash, dredged in a heavily peppered flour and then deep fried in vegetable oil, says chef Andrew Niemeyer.

Or free bacon:

If you don’t want your bacon messed with, then head over to Bucktown’s Chinaski’s Bar, 1935 N. Damen, which offers all-you-can eat bacon on the first Monday of every month. For free.

“All true religions have to have some monthly faith meeting,” says one employee, when asked about the purpose of the bottomless bacon bowl.

Free bacon and a cheap Bukowski reference. What more can you ask for in these post-election days?

Hey slog commenters from Chicago, let’s do a Slog Happy here. With bacon.

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Actually, I think doing bacon like that is an old Mennonite thing, I found it in a cookbook once. If you just fry it in a pan after dredging it in milk and then pepper flour, you get some really excellent bacon. Much easier than deep fat frying, too.

Posted by wench | November 11, 2008 1:33 PM

it must be tuesday since you are covering shit from saturday,FOO-News-det05.article

Last time I checked this is a Seattle area newspaper, not a Chicago one

Posted by bobcat | November 11, 2008 1:36 PM

Here are all the comments from Saturday on FARK before you all decide to repost

Posted by bobcat | November 11, 2008 1:38 PM

I think you'll find that this campaign has widespread, bipartisan support.

Posted by violet_dagrinder | November 11, 2008 1:39 PM

I would be down with a Chicago Slog Happy. And Risque Café is a 5 minute walk from my house. And they have insanely large beer and whiskey offerings.

Posted by Julie in Chicago | November 11, 2008 1:44 PM

The Internet is a race! We lost! Again!

Posted by Dan Savage | November 11, 2008 1:51 PM


I guess if it's not a fark comment it's not worth mentioning? What is your point? Fark is funny but they aren't the end all to every conversation.

Posted by admiral snackbar | November 11, 2008 2:00 PM

Right here at home at the Twilight Exit: chicken-fried bacon! Let us Slog Happy there!

Posted by Bethany Jean Clement | November 11, 2008 2:02 PM

Nor does Chicago have the midwest monopoly on free bacon. If you're in Milwaukee, check out The Comet. Plus they've got Beer School. And New Glarus....

Posted by A Badger Could Kick the Shit Out of A Bear Any Day of the Week | November 11, 2008 2:03 PM

Anyone who loves bacon will want to bid on the Strangercrombie item being concocted by Aislinn, Monique, Kyleen and co. It will fulfill your bacon fantasies...some of them, at least.

Posted by Lara | November 11, 2008 2:05 PM

Look, I love bacon just as much as the next guy -- more, probably -- but I'm getting sick of this bacon-everything meme. Bacon is good, but so are a lot of other things. Why hasn't rib-eye steak or carnitas tacos become a catch phrase?

Posted by Fnarf | November 11, 2008 2:06 PM

@ #8: Yes, I've been campaigning for a SLOG happy there for awhile. Perhaps December. Megan? Megan!?

Posted by Matt Fuckin' Hickey | November 11, 2008 2:16 PM

Jesus, free all you can eat bacon? What do they do with the dead bodies that accumulate under the tables?

Posted by Chris in Tampa | November 11, 2008 2:16 PM

@12 (and 8): That's not a bad idea. I will look into it!

Posted by Megan Seling | November 11, 2008 2:29 PM

this looks like the last thing my diabeetus needs.

Posted by CryinLion | November 11, 2008 2:37 PM

Candied bacon is also delicious. Mmmmm.

Posted by Balt-O-Matt | November 11, 2008 2:42 PM

Jesus was made of bacon. The only "true" religion is bacon Jesus. Jesus, lettuce and tomato sandwich saves.

Posted by Vince | November 11, 2008 2:48 PM

@8, 12 & 14: Yes!! Yes please!!

Posted by Mikki | November 11, 2008 2:50 PM

If all goes right, ill be ruining bacon for all of you. Forever.


Posted by Joh | November 11, 2008 4:14 PM

@17 I'd like to pray at your church...with a crown of Italian bread and mayo.

All praise Bacon Jesus.

Posted by Krizpie Kreme | November 11, 2008 4:15 PM

@13: where do you think free bacon comes from??

Posted by quinapalus | November 11, 2008 4:45 PM

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