Sunday, November 17, 2013


Bacon Bros Public House is located on Pelham Road in Greenville, SC in a strip mall next to Earth Fare. While the menu looked interesting, sometimes that can be misleading. In this case, the food was just as good as it sounded on the menu.

We had a couple of appetizers - Cornmeal fried pickles with smoked onion dipping sauce and a bowl of smoked turkey gumbo with tasso ham, okra, chocolate roux, and gold rice. As you can see from the photo this was a very large order of fried pickles. The cornmeal helped soothe the bitterness of the pickles. I found this a plus, my wife found this a minus. Regardless, they were very good and I would order them again. The smoked turkey gumbo was delicious and my wife, who doesn't really like gumbo, said this was the best she ever tasted and would consider ordering it again.

For our meal we split a corned beef Reuben on rye with a side of beer battered onion rings (which came with sorghum ketchup.). The corn beef was tasty and very tender. The sandwich could have used a bit more sauerkraut for our taste, but overall was a pretty good reuben. The onion rings were made with such sweet onions that they had little taste, unless dipped into the sorghum ketchup, which managed to be both sweet and spicy at the same time. 

I had two pedestrian draft PBR's (reminded me of years back drinking draft at Peaches in Myrtle Beach) and my wife had two Allagash Curieux (triple ale aged in Jim Beam bourbon barrels).

This was a great meal, even if some things weren't quite to our personal tastes. Everything that came to the table lived up to the menu description and the service was always right on time. They even split our Reuben/onion ring order without being asked. This is one place we'll definitely be visiting again.

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