Pig Out

A restaurant where even the drinks come with bacon

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verything’s better with bacon. That’s the philosophy at the Quahog Republic Dive Bar, anyway, whose signature bloody Mary is made with sundried tomato, roasted poblano pepper, and elephant garlic-infused vodka, V8, Worcestershire, horseradish, Tabasco, spices, tobasco and spices—and a crispy swizzle stick of bacon. The quahog chowder is made with applewood-smoked bacon, and you can also order soy-marinated bacon-wrapped shrimp. Mmmm. A full menu of surprisingly decent food is served until 12:30 a.m., well after most other Cape Cod kitchens have shut down their fryolators for the night.

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Katharine Lee Bates, who wrote “America the Beautiful,” was born at 16 Main St. in Falmouth. It was on a visit to the Rocky Mountains that she was inspired by their “purple mountain majesties” to write the famous hymn, whose words are inscribed on her gravestone in Oak Grove Cemetery on Palmer Avenue. There’s a statue of Bates on the grounds of the public library on Main Street.

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