Dali Restaurant & Tapas Bar (address and info)
Somerville Ward Two
Remember that time your paleo friend made bacon-wrapped dates and you were like “that’s weird” but you tried one, and everything was perfect for 10 seconds before you had to eat another, and another, and another? Gorditas (no, not the kind from Taco Bell) are kinda like that, except instead of dates, they’re bite-sized, bacon-wrapped dried plums, and they’re filled with soft goat cheese and sliced almonds.
backbar (address and info)
If you want to take your new special friend on a comprehensive pork-drinking experience through Somerville (and, really, why wouldn’t you?), start at backbar; it offers a rotating menu of bacon bourbon, a whiskey described as “like drinking liquid bacon,” and a house-made ham tincture for custom pork-tastic cocktails, like one that blends Westland single-malt, Four Roses bourbon, coconut water, orgeat syrup, lemon, and muddled bacon. And for snacking, add bacon to the house-made caramel corn or slurp up the bacon ramen.