Happy Hour

Bacon Takes over Happy Hour at Local 360

Shoot, sip, or swill America’s buzziest pork product.

By Allecia Vermillion June 8, 2012

Bacon in sandwich, croquette, brittle, and corn dog form will make an appearance at Local 360’s special porcine happy hour next Friday. Photo: Paul Kooiman

Bacon. It remains kind of a big deal. So much so that Local 360, Belltown’s haven of all things locavore, is doing a special happy hour, dedicated to all things cured pork. This orgy of bacon happens one week from today, on Friday, June 15, from 3 to 6. The ample happy hour menu gets baconated with special small plates like a wee BLT sandwich, with a pepper bacon Bloody Mary shooter, a breakfast bacon-potato croquette (served with a runny egg) and Senora corn dog, aka a hot dog wrapped in bacon, then dipped in a jalapeno corn batter and fried. The meat also appears in salads, wrapped around a saddle of rabbit, and in mousse form atop a carpaccio of English cucumbers. Most of these Lipitor-inducing delights cost between $4 and $9.

For those who prefer their bacon in beverage form, the porky drinks include an old fashioned made with bacon-infused bourbon and a 7-Grain Organic Stout from Portland’s Hopworks Urban Brewery, finished off with brown sugar-bacon syrup, whiskey from Fremont’s Mischief, and a garnish of bacon brittle. Yes, bacon-infused vodka also makes an appearance.

The pork comes from Oregon’s Carlton Farms, well within the 360-mile radius from which the restaurant takes most of its ingredients. Unlike most happy hours, this one takes reservations (and the Local 360 folks say that making one is a very good idea). Call them at 206-441-9360 or email [email protected]

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