The Breakfast of 400 Pound Champions

I was visiting a friend in Sacramento over the weekend. The town of Rocklin is like one large strip mall. Really pretty awful. However, we went to the generically quaint Waffle Barn for breakfast on Sunday, and they had a menu item I had never seen before.

If you really hated yourself, you could get a bacon waffle. A waffle with bacon baked (grilled? ironed?) right into it. I didn't order it, but I was sort of tempted.

Last 5 posts by Ezra


  1. says

    Now we're going to get hate mail from Rocklin. And PETA. And bacon-haters.

    Next time, though, please order one for me.

  2. says

    You can also get bacon waffles at Rae's in Santa Monica, and at Blue Star Eggs Cetera in Seattle.

    (Probably elsewhere too, but those are my go-to places.)

  3. Dustin says

    Bacon waffles are actually really good. We used to make them all the time in my family. You put the bacon on top of the batter before you close the waffle iron(the bacon should be cooked already by whatever method you
    prefer. However, as to you other point, yes, Rocklin sucks.

  4. Sparkylong says

    This sounds like a quick 'n easy dinner for the family. Unlike me, my 3 daughters find food largely unappealing (I'm desperate to somehow learn how they do this). Unlike the idiocy of pretentious, pre-child thought ("I will ever & only serve my future children nutritious, well-balanced meals), getting the troika to eat anything–anything whatsoever!–is a triumph. Waffles-Ala-Bacon-Au Gratin just might work. Then again, I'll probably end up eating everything that they leave on their plates. As always. Which will be everything. Which takes me back to my first parenthetical statement. >sigh<

  5. says

    My daughter ordered one at a non-Waffle House. It was nasty – bacon is only good when crispy, not soggy, greasy crap in a waffle.

  6. says

    Hmm, I guess I shouldn't offer you any of my wife's bacon-chocolate cupcakes or her famous maple-bacon-pancake cupcakes if you ever stop by Seattle then?

  7. Sparkylong says

    No worries, Packratt. I'll eat whatever bacon Chris leaves (stupidly) on his plate. Oh–almost forgot: Christ will die healthier than I will.

  8. says

    You know what's better than bacon waffles? Sausage waffles. Cook up some maple sausage — We prefer that of Jimmy Dean the sausage king, but use whatever works for you. Fold into waffle batter — I don't think the light and airy yeast batters work best for this — and cook.

    Great comfort dinner on a cold winter night.

  9. says

    My mother used to make us bacon waffles. Great with maple syrup (if you were eleven years old. I'm not sure I could face them today).