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#1 Hum

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Posted 13 July 2013 - 12:38

While some believe there is no better smell than sizzling bacon, residents of one neighborhood in San Francisco can't stand the constant aroma coming from a popular eatery dedicated to the cured meat.

A bacon restaurant appropriately named Bacon Bacon in Haight Ashbury is set to reopen. Neighbors' complaints helped shut down the establishment after they were fed up with the bacon smell filling the streets day after day.

Owner Jim Angelus was given permission to reopen Bacon Bacon at a San Francisco City Hall hearing Thursday. His restaurant, which offers a bouquet of bacon strips drizzled with maple syrup, has been closed by the health department since May.

The bacon brouhaha has been sizzling for months between residents who are sick of the smell and those who can't get enough of the bacon cheddar scones or the grilled cheese served with bacon jam.

When Angelus applied for a permit, the neighbors' complained to the city's planning commission about the odor. The complaints stalled the permit process and the health department was forced to close Bacon Bacon until they obtained the proper permit.

Without their bacon fix, fans of the eatery caused their own stink. Hundreds bought t-shirts in support and signed a petition to have their hog heaven reopened. Many fans took their outrage to Bacon Bacon's Facebook page posting, "Power to the pork!" and "Bacon Bacon shall rise again."

"Saturday Night Live" even got in on the neighborhood feud during their "Weekend Update" segment in May.

"It's gotta be really tricky to walk up to a cop and complain that something smells like bacon," actress Amy Poehler joked.

At Thursday's hearing, Angelus agreed to update the ventilation system.

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Posted 13 July 2013 - 13:05

Bacon!!

Yummmm....

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Posted 13 July 2013 - 14:56

Bacon JAM!?  Someone pass the barf bucket...



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Posted 13 July 2013 - 15:32

Bacon and pesto can be used in any kind of culinary context.

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Posted 13 July 2013 - 15:58

Brilliant advertising for the place.

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Posted 13 July 2013 - 16:01

I hope they don't find horse meat in the bacon ...



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Posted 15 July 2013 - 13:49

Yum bacon :D

 

You don't have syrup on it that's disgusting, you have them on Burgers :)



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Posted 15 July 2013 - 14:45

I wonder where all the leftover grease goes ....



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Posted 15 July 2013 - 14:53

I wonder where all the leftover grease goes ....


Who says there's any left over? It's all over the "food".

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Posted 15 July 2013 - 15:03

I wonder where all the leftover grease goes ....

It probably gets collected and refined into bio-diesel.



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Posted 15 July 2013 - 15:22

Neighbours whine after knowing full well they're living next to a restaurant. Once again one says, "only in America".



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Posted 15 July 2013 - 15:26

Neighbours whine after knowing full well they're living next to a restaurant. Once again one says, "only in America".

Um no, the joint moved into the neighbourhood:

 

When Angelus applied for a permit, the neighbors' complained to the city's planning commission about the odor. The complaints stalled the permit process and the health department was forced to close Bacon Bacon until they obtained the proper permit.

I wonder if this can't be fixed with a really good filtration system? Sucks for those residents, it would probably drive me nuts as well, all day, every day!

 

Think about it...

 

THINK ABOUT IT!



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Posted 15 July 2013 - 15:29

^ The restaurant will apparently try:
 

 

At Thursday's hearing, Angelus agreed to update the ventilation system.

 



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Posted 15 July 2013 - 16:08

Um no, the joint moved into the neighbourhood:
I wonder if this can't be fixed with a really good filtration system? Sucks for those residents, it would probably drive me nuts as well, all day, every day!
 
Think about it...
 
THINK ABOUT IT!


If it were English or Danish bacon, I might enjoy it.

If it were American bacon, I'd burn the place down after 5 minutes. :p

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Posted 15 July 2013 - 19:01

If it were English or Danish bacon, I might enjoy it.

If it were American bacon, I'd burn the place down after 5 minutes. :p


Which kind of "American" bacon? There's several styles.