Sunday, September 23, 2007

State of the Bacon

Ever since trying Vonhanson's bacon, we've tried to find anything near as good. Whenever we've heard about any other meat markets, we've grabbed some bacon from them to try. So far we've tried the bacon from Hobe Meats and Midwestern Meats.

Vonhanson's bacon is double-smoked and has a distinct sweetness to it. Midwestern Meats bacon ranks a strong secoond to VH. It also has a sweetness to it, but it's not as strong. Hobe Meats' bacon is very good bacon, but it doesn't have that sweetness and suffers a bit for it. While we wouldn't turn down bacon from HM, we're willing to drive the extra miles to get VH or MM bacon.

While looking at the CH Southwest board yesterday, I saw mention of Butcher Bob's out in Surprise, at 116th Ave and Bell. Someone posted a very favorable comment about it, and since it's about 1/2 the distance from our place as VH or MM, I'll probably stop by soon to give them a try.

If anyone else in the Phoenix area has a bacon favorite, we'd love to hear about it. We have heard that The Pork Shop in Queen Creek has good bacon, but that a long drive even for us.

1 comment:

Heather said...

You must go to The Pork Shop - it is worth the drive! I live in Central Phoenix and made my first trek out there last week. It was well worth it and I'll be going back many times over. I'm going to post an entry about it on my blog later this week.