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The grilled cheese with bacon ($14.50) at Fred’s Garage is a bacon-and-cheese-lover’s delight. The sandwich is one of the restaurant’s newest add-ons. JACQUELINE GLOSNIAK/22ND CENTURY MEDIA
Bacon pancakes ($8.50) are available at Walker Bros. The Original Pancake House in Wilmette, as well as its other locations. MEGAN BERNARD/22ND CENTURY MEDIA
GH loaded tots ($10) include bacon, jalapeno, nacho cheese, roasted peppers, over-easy eggs, Tabasco and chive sour cream at Glenview House, 1843 Glenview Road.
The defibrillator ($8.99), at Chief’s Pub in Lake Forest, is a twist on nachos made with tater tots and covered in bacon, melted cheddar cheese and jalapenos.
Little Louie’s freshi fries ($5.25) are served with bacon and topped with its signature spicy aioli sauce.
210 Live’s bacon-wrapped dates ($9) are complete with marcona almonds stuffed into the center of a Medjool date, wrapped in a house smoked cherrywood bacon, nestled on top of a red pepper puree.
Eric DeGrechie, Managing Editor
3:12 pm CST January 22, 2018
In the late 1990s, enthusiasm for bacon seemed to hit a fever pitch here in the United States. Now, years later, it doesn’t appear that what some have coined “bacon mania” is slowing down anytime soon.