Today: Celebrate International Bacon and Eat Outside Day

Credit: Carolyn Desalu

Credit: Carolyn Desalu

Today is a two-for-one kind of day. It’s International Bacon Day and International Eat Outside Day. Check out the list and links below then go…eat…outside.

My Parents' Basement: With a name like My Parents' Basement, it's easy to deduce that you'll find a dollop of comfort foods here. What's unexpected is that some of them are on the same sandwich. Case in point, the CBJB sandwich, made with cashew butter, strawberry jelly and Pine Street Bacon. A sandwich like this is nice and nostalgic.

YEBO: This safari-chic lounge features the perfect Sunday brunch item: bacon, egg and cheese sliders. The sliders are served on toasted H&F buns and topped with scrambled eggs, perfectly cooked bacon and melted cheese. Here, Sundays are yum days.

Living Room: Located at the W Atlanta – Midtown, this swank spot offers a grilled bacon and pimento cheese sandwich made with Nueske's bacon and house pimento cheese on white bread. If you're in the mood for fries, order a side dressed with pimento cheese sauce, bacon and parsley.

Eclectic Bistro & Bar: This quaint restaurant offers a heaping slab of extra thick cut Nueske's bacon on a bed of baby arugula. The duo is topped with Gorgonzola cheese and drizzled with truffle citrus vinaigrette, crispy shallots and balsamic glaze.

Credit: Carolyn Desalu

Credit: Carolyn Desalu

Fandangles: Topping the house favorite list is their Applewood Smoked bacon-wrapped shrimp appetizer.

Southbound: This Chamblee restaurant offers a BLT made with Nueske's bacon, Tucker Farms arugula, Moore Farms & Friends heirloom tomatoes and a house roasted garlic aioli. They do the friendly neighbor thing and order fresh bread from their neighbor, Best Bread, so your BLT is perfectly fresh and yummy.

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Some like it…al fresco. Catch a cool breeze, people watch or take a moment to see the sunset tonight in celebration of International Eat Outside Day. Take your pick from popular restaurants including Makan, Sugo, Foundation Social Eatery and several others. Click here for where-to-go details on outdoor dining.