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Pleasures of the Pig
Bacon fame for AJ Bombers, and another pizza try at a familiar Shorewood address.

To Bacon, Or Not to Bacon
It might be cruel to talk about bacon in a time when we’re hearing reports of an impending bacon shortage. But wouldn’t it be worse to avoid speaking of this food? The burger joint AJ Bombers (1247 N. Water St.), which competed against (and beat) Sobelman’s Pub & Grill in a burger battle on the Travel Channel’s “Food Wars” show two years ago, is preparing for more screen time. The crew for a show titled “The United States of Bacon,” appearing on the Destination America network, will be in town on Oct. 9 to shoot two Bombers specialties – the bacon- and peanut butter-topped Barrie Burger and the Mad Sconnie (grass-fed beef mixed with Berkshire pork). Co-owner Joe Sorge will not let this opportunity go uncelebrated by Bombers fans. Expect a wealth of Tweets (
@AJBombers) as we get closer to the date. No word on exactly when the episode will run. So for the time being, be content with ordering the Mad Sconnie, shown in the above photo.

Hot for Pizza
Last Sunday night was the crusty swan song for Shorewood’s Salvatore’s Pizzeria (2213 E. Capitol Dr.). You know this if you read last Tuesday’s installment of Dish. Gone, but the space won’t be empty for long. A location of McFarland, Wis.-based Falbo Bros. Pizzeria is on its way, opening maybe as soon as October. Joe and Luigi Vella, of the old Salvatore’s (and co-owners of Peter Sciortino’s Bakery) gutted the storefront after Gianelli’s Pizza high-tailed out of it. Falbo’s claim to fame is not one but three styles of pizza –thin-crust, stuffed and deep-dish. Falbo’s was founded in 1992 by two UW-Madison students frustrated by the pizza options in the university area. The company now has 11 locations, mostly in Wisconsin. The Shorewood franchise will offer delivery and carryout, as well as dine-in service. Aside from pizzas, the menu will likely include sandwiches, salads and a couple of pastas. More on the rollout at a further time.

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