Last year Pittsburghâ€™s home for Bacon Lovers, the Harris Grill, had a tragic fire. I wrote a post called, â€œThe Harris Grill Will Be Missedâ€, as soon as I heard about the bad news. Well today I am happy to report the Harris Grill has risen from the ashes better than before! Their reopening day is today, April 14th, 2008. This means the return of bacon night is April 15th@ 6:30pm!
I hope to see a lot of bacon fans there, and yes I will be wearing the bacon pants. If you donâ€™t know what Bacon Night is just come down and you will be pleasantly surprised. They serve free baskets of freshly cooked bacon to anyone sitting at the bar. Itâ€™s always a good time and their selection of beer is pretty good. So you should be able to find something you like. If youâ€™re a bacon lover there really is no reason why you can’t stop down.
In related news the owners were nice enough to invite me to their mock service night last Friday. A mock service is what restaurants do before they open to train their staff. If you watch the food network you will know what I am talking about. I would just like to let everyone know it was a fantastic experience.
I was so impressed I feel they could have opened early, the staff was friendly and the service was fast. From what I could tell it was like this place never closed down. In fact, my food was served so fast my bacon cheese burger was almost too hot to eat.
The only thing I noticed that changed was the menu. It still looks good but a little smaller, which isnâ€™t a bad thing. I’d rather have a restaurant make a few great dishes than a lot of â€œjust okâ€ ones. For example, my bacon cheese burger was perfect. It was a hand padded burger (which is very important, I hate frozen patties) with 2 strips of crisp bacon (I would have liked to see 3 or 4) and topped with a nice piece of melted cheese. If they keep it up it will turn in to my favorite place to pick up a burger.
I am really happy to be a part of the rebirth of Bacon Night and of the Harris Grill. I look forward to meeting my friends after work on Tuesday nights for a beer and a few baskets of bacon. Mmm… I can smell the bacon already.
April 22nd, 6:30pm The Return of Bacon Night!
Harris Grill, 5747 Ellsworth Ave Pittsburgh, PA 15232 â€¢ Phone 412.362.5273