Until last week, the only Bacon Club we were familiar with was the bacon of the month club run by Zingerman’s Delicatessen in Ann Arbor, Michigan (a side word about Zingerman’s: it is absolutely the best deli in the world and we must insist that should you ever find yourself in Ann Arbor, you go not only to the deli, where you must try their BLT, but also to Zingerman’s Roadhouse, which is straight up one of the most enjoyable restaurant experiences you will ever have ever). The bacon of the month club is, to our mind, one of the world’s great marvels. A different bacon every month! Delivered right to your door! Will wonders ever cease??????
Anyways. Our simple joy at pork fat aside, the bacon club profiled last week in the Globe seems like it might be even more awesome than the Zingerman’s version. It seems that every month, a group of friends gather together in Mission Hill for a potluck bacon-based feast, complete with mint juleps sweetened with bacon-flavored simple syrup and “bacon” made out of salmon. The group does not, sadly, seem to be open to strange new members, but what’s to stop you from starting a Bacon Club of your own? Nothing, that’s what. So go forth! Invite some friends over for a porcine good time and then please tell us all about it…complete with pictures, of course.