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FRONT STREET FOODS: I actually ate a salad today…with a side of bacon cheeseburger, bro!

Now, I don’t eat salad very often, but when I do, it’s usually something exotic. So I says to myself, on this warm, summer day, what could be better than strawberries, spinach, with a little red onion and some crumbled goat cheese…

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…right next to a real-deal bacon cheeseburger!

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My wake ‘n bacon bros over at Bacon Nation call this the Pig Mac. It’s got crispy bacon strips, super-melty cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato and a zingy chipotle mayo, all served up on a brioche bun. This burger’s so far outta bounds, it’s in the fourth row, bro!

(And hey, the salad ain’t half-bad, either…)

Who needs to wake ‘n bake when you can wake ‘n bacon?

So, check it out. There’s this funky joint at the corner of Queen and Spadina called Bacon Nation. They started out as a food truck, but this pork palace has been in business since 2014. They only serve breakfast and lunch though, so don’t even bother coming for dinner!

And man, their breakfast menu is pretty badass. They’re serving up a breakfast BLT, a back-bacon eggs benny, breakfast poutine…oh, and this beefy bacon monstrosity, the Wake & Bacon Burger:

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So, what we’ve got here is a flame-grilled burger, topped with two ginormous slices of bacon, cheddar cheese, and a sunny-side-up egg. Served with a side of homefries…and a salad, for some reason. Dude, this dish is brunchtastic! You’ve got the egg running all over the place, bacon the size of a baby’s forearm, super-melty queso, all served up in a fresh-baked bacon brioche bun. That’s right, even the bun has bacon in it! The only thing that would make this plate better is if they replaced the side salad with a side of bacon. C’mon, this is body by bacon, bro!