I’ve been dying to get to Nolechek’s Meats in Thorp, Wisconsin for more than a year. I make occasional trips on Highway 29 in Northern Wisconsin and the Nolechek’s billboard is like a beacon crying out to me. The trouble is that they are usually closed when I am passing through, but not this time!
Scouting for bacon isn’t as glamorous as it sounds, but alas it is a sacrifice we at Bacon Scouts are willing to make just for you. On a beautiful Saturday morning recently we pulled into an empty parking lot at Ledebuhr Meat Processing in Winona, Minnesota. A quaint and classic looking meat market, it was [...]
I had heard about Steve’s Meat Market in Ellendale, Minnesota from a friend so I decided to take a trip to find out if it lives up to its billing. On the drive into Ellendale, I saw a large yellow sign welcoming visitors to the town with “Home of Steve’s Meat Market” dominating the town welcome [...]
Being in the bacon business gives us an opportunity to meet some really great people and such is the case with the folks behind McDonald’s Meats in Clear Lake, Minnesota. Set in a small town just outside of St. Cloud, McDonald’s Meats is worth making a stop if you are headed from the Twin Cities [...]
Hey, Bacon lovers! Next weekend Bob Barns and I will be at the Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival in Des Moines, Iowa for some bacon fun. We’ll take many pictures, sample the great food, and we’ll post our experience right here on Bacon Scouts! It’s an exciting opportunity for us because we will be sporting our [...]
You’re on the road with only one hour left in your trip. You think about all the things you packed for the weekend: clothes, tent, dishes, food. You start thinking of breakfast the next morning and that’s when it hits you. You forgot the bacon!
Luckily for you there’s Bacon Scouts. We’ve done the hard work [...]
Bernie’s of Port Washington, Wisconsin is surely a destination for meat lovers offering an awesome variety of fresh and smoked meat products including “Old World” favorites. Bernie’s carries a variety of bacon flavors, all applewood smoked. We tried their apple flavored bacon (prepared in apple juice) first and were quite pleased. The apple flavor was just [...]