Special Event: Mini Camp Bacon with Nueske’s Applewood Smoked Meats

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Special Event: Mini Camp Bacon with Nueske’s Applewood Smoked Meats

A sizzlin’ evening full of bacon, bacon, and more bacon!

Tuesday, November 7th 7:00 pm

The Roadhouse is thrilled to announce the most sizzlin’ event of the season! We’ve had the great pleasure of cooking, serving, and eating Nueske’s smoked bacon every day at Zingerman’s for over forty years. We couldn’t be more excited to welcome our friends from Nueske’s for a very special evening featuring what we think is the best bacon you’ll ever eat.

Nueske’s also played a prominent role in celebrating their smoked goodness at our former annual event, Zingerman’s Camp Bacon. Bob Nueske, the much loved patriarch of the first family of bacon, graced us with his stories and love for pork at Camp Bacon for many years. In his memory, we have fondly dubbed this dinner after Camp Bacon, and we hope to revive the same sense of community around our favorite smoked meat with all of you. For this dinner, we will welcome his daughter and CEO of Nueske’s, Tanya, to regale us with stories about her family and what they do best—bacon.

Nueske’s bacon is a much favored ingredient across our Roadhouse menus. Smoked for 24 hours over smoldering applewood embers, giving it a deep, smoky flavor and a crisp, tender texture, the bacon stands up well in many of our rich dishes. Featured heavily on our breakfast menu, Nueske’s bacon is also a favorite on our pasture-raised beef burgers, in our award-winning mac and cheese, and is integral to our braised greens.

For this event, Chef Bob has created an incredible five course dinner showcasing just how good Nueske’s smoked bacon is in a variety of ways. We will taste an incredible fusion of artisanal flavors with bacon sausage, kale and bacon salad, chicken with bacon gravy, whitefish with bacon jam, and so much more.

Do not miss our first special dinner with our favorite bacon family! Join us as we gather around the proverbial campfire with Tanya Nueske and savor all the bacon we can eat!




Plated Amuse

Maple Peanut Bacon

Maple bacon encrusted with crushed Hub’s single origin peanuts.



Nueske’s Bacon Sampler

Featuring Nueske’s applewood smoked bacon and ham, Nueske’s cherry smoked bacon, and Hook’s 7-year aged cheddar cheese.



Kale & Bacon Salad

Local kale, cherry smoked bacon, toasted walnuts, and black walnut vinaigrette. 


Family Style Entrée


Smoked Bacon Sausage
With Brinery Sauerkraut.


Pan Fried Chicken
With sawmill bacon gravy.


Wild Rice Crusted Whitefish
With cherry smoked bacon jam.


Family Style Sides


Roasted Local Squash (V)


Buttermilk Biscuits
With sorghum butter and bacon pimento cheese.


Roasted Cabbage (V)
With Maitake “bacon” and a vermouth whole-grain mustard cream.


Plated Dessert


Stuffed Baked Apples
With sour cherries, rosemary, and vanilla. Topped with yogurt whip.  

Date November 7, 2023Time 7:00 pm - 9:00 pmPrice $90.00


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Nueske Bacon Dinner
Join us around the proverbial campfire as we celebrate our favorite smoked meat! Including five courses of bacony goodness and sizzlin’ stories from CEO Tanya Nueske.
$ 90.00
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