The Ron Swanson
Sometimes fries just beg for good ole’ Heinz ketchup. Hot dogs, more often than not, thirst for a helping of yellow mustard and relish. And every once in a while, bacon just wants to dance with it’s yolky, umami partner: the egg.
Named after Nick Offerman’s mustachioed, irritable sage on “Parks and Recreation,” Lord Hobo answers Ron Swanson’s surly appeal for “all the bacon and eggs you have.” Served with five farm eggs and seven strips of bacon, The Ron Swanson might be a ticking cholesterol bomb, but it’s a worthy extravagance with the dry cured applewood smoked bacon from Zoe’s Meats. Chef Nicholas Gardner describes their choice of breakfast charcuterie as a “deliberate and conscious choice” dictated by flavor as well as Zoe’s “principle of making responsibly sourced products.”
As of now, Chef Gardner doesn’t cure or smoke any of the bacon served at Lord Hobo, but he says it’s “actually a large part of my plans for expansion in the next year. I hope to bring a stronger focus to house cured meats.” With Gardner now at the helm, Lord Hobo might be more than the best craft beer bar in Boston, it could be your go-to weekend brunch spot.
92 Hampshire St., Cambridge