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Mmm...Beer, Mmm...Bacon

By Joanna Miller in Food on Sep 12, 2006 7:05PM

2006_09_12baconlegs.jpgIf you’re like Chicagoist, there are few things in this world you love more than beer and bacon. Fixture (2706 N. Ashland) just announced its Bacon and Beer prix-fixe dinner. Starting Friday, you can sample three courses of exotic pork products paired with three different brews for $45.

You’ll start with a warm frisee salad with lardons of boar bacon, aged cheddar and a quail egg, paired with Belgium’s Stella Artois. Next is a pan-seared diver scallop with porchetta (a Tuscan-style suckling pig tenderloin), heirloom tomato fumet and crispy scallion polenta cake with an Allagash White from Portland, Maine. The final course is a buffalo kurobuta pork empanada with guajillo mole, fire-roasted corn pico de gallo and cilantro lime crème fraiche, paired with a Lost Coast Downtown Brown Ale from Eureka, Calif.

2006_09_12stella.jpgAs delicious as it sounds, we’re a little disappointed that it’s not all bacon, as it’s by far the best pork product. But that’s just us. We’re sure it’s great.

And while you’re enjoying your meal and marveling at the bargain, just try not to think about this: Over the weekend, 350 pounds of porkburgers and hotdogs were stolen from a northeastern Indiana school. The school had planned to sell the meat on Sunday at a festival to raise money for scholarships.

We’re sure it’s just a coincidence.

slices of pig via rick

Stella Artois via Peter