Tune in tonight for bacon on a stick from Dempsey's, bacon-wrapped meatloaf from Bad Decisions, and jar-b-que from Kloby's Smokehouse. Those are just a couple of the local dishes that will be featured on Tuesday's episode of "United States of Bacon."
The restaurants will be celebrating their bacon celebrity with various celebrations before and during the 9 p.m. show on Discovery's Destination America channel.
Dempsey's Brew Pub & Restaurant at Oriole Park at Camden Yards will hold a viewing party, starting at 7:45 tonight. Namesake Rick Dempsey, former Orioles catcher, will be on hand for the festivities.
Of course, you can try the restaurant's bacon on a stick, pictured, first-hand while you're there.
Bad Decisions in Fells Point, which makes a memorable bacon-wrapped meatloaf with bacon-laced mac and cheese, will welcome viewers, too. They'll be passing out complimentary cooked strips of bacon to customers.
Kloby's Smokehouse in Laurel is planning a viewing party with special drink prices and various bacon dishes. Their jar-b-cue, a layered concoction of smoked pulled pork, pork belly, barbecue sauce, barbecue baked beans, and coleslaw, will be highlighted on the TV show, owner Steve Klobosits said.
In fact, the Baltimore episode is titled "Bacon Jar-B-Cue."
"United States of Barbecue," which features a chef searching the country for innovative bacon dishes, also visited The Bullpen (between Pickles Pub and Sliders) while it was filming the episode in December.
If you're watching from home, you may want to have some bacon on hand to stave off the pork cravings that are certain to occur.
Photo courtesy of Dempsey's Facebook page.