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Dining News: BLT Week Kicks Off Today


BLT Week's official kick off event will be held at Broderick on Tuesday evening starting at 5 p.m.

BLT Week is an offshoot of the very popular Sac Baconfest held in late January.

The event at Broderick will feature a special Bacon Fest menu and guest beers.

I plan on stopping by to grab a BLT for dinner if my work schedule allows.

Other restaurants with special BLTs on this week's menu include:

  • Block Butcher Bar
  • Broderick Roadhouse
  • Cafe Bernardo
  • Capitol Dime
  • de Vere’s Irish Pub
  • Devine Gelateria
  • Drewski’s Hot Rod Kitchen
  • Ella Dining Room & Bar
  • Esquire Bar & Grill
  • Fat Rabbit
  • Field House American Sports Pub
  • Formoli's Bistro
  • The Golden Bear
  • Grange Restaurant
  • Hock Farm Craft & Provisions
  • Hook & Ladder Manufacturing Co.
  • Kupro’s
  • Yellowbill
  • LowBrau
  • Lucca Restaurant
  • Magpie Cafe
  • Mighty Tavern
  • Mulvaney's B&L
  • Pangaea Cafe
  • Papa Dale’s
  • The Porch
  • Pour House
  • R15
  • Red Rabbit Kitchen & Bar
  • Revolution Wines
  • Roxy Restaurant and Bar
  • Samuel Horne's Tavern
  • Shady Lady Saloon
  • Ten 22
  • Wicked 'Wich

To keep up on BLT week happenings, check out the very active Facebook Page.

You can also find a list of special events this week at http://www.baconfestsac.com/events/.

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