You Want Bacon with That?

A couple of months ago, I took a field trip with Bigg’s little sister to the East Side of Milwaukee. The East Side has the UW Milwaukee college campus, lots of great places to eat and drink; and shwank homes. Seriously shwank.

After Alli was done with her school stuff, we stopped at Five Guys Burger and Fries for some burgers. It’s a decent burger, greasy as hell, but that’s ok once in a great while. The sista got a grilled cheese sandwhich and when she ordered, I said, “You want bacon with that?” Cuz, who doesn’t? I guess Alli didn’t because she looked at me like I grew another head out of my arm pit.

And just last week when we were at Bastille days, we picked up a couple of sandwiches and our new friend Katy ordered a grilled cheese sammich. Again, ‘you want bacon with that?’ Nope. What is with these Wisconsin people? They’re so blinded by cheese consumption that they forget about the bacon????

WE know we can eat bacon anywhere, at any time, on any thing. Why don’t they?


Need fresh knickers?

Final resting place?

Got a sweet tooth?

Or A la carte.

Just do the right thing. When someone asks, ‘you want bacon with that?’ The answer is, ‘of course!’

As we must account for every idle word, so must we account for every idle silence.

Benjamin Franklin

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For training opportunities at tosabarbell, call or text Juli at 320-296-9313. e-mail to At tosabarbell, I build relationships cultivated in a strength and learning environment. There is no 12 week magic pill program to strength but rather a lifetime commitment to be the very best and most useful human you can be. tosabarbell is a private, home grown gym with three lifting platforms; squat rack; prowlers; throwing implements; bars, bumpers and everything else needed for an effective strength and conditioning program. Straightforward barbell programming including the Olympic lifts; sound (read: not fancy bullshit) diet advance for weight gain or loss; and strong coaching will ensure you will meet your goals such as becoming stronger, more explosive, and better conditioned. I have been coaching teams and athletes for over 30 years. I grew up participating in various sports at various levels but was always drawn to those that require strength training. I have multiple local, national, and world records in the sports of Weightlifting and Highland Games Heavy Events as well as a combined total of 5 World Championships. My 5 years of training and coaching under Mark Rippetoe provided a wide range of influence from some of the top strength & conditioning and throwing coaches in the country. I will strongly encourage tosabarbell athletes to compete (and prepare you to do so.) However, tosabarbell is also for those who wish to be stronger and go through life feeling better. Matt WanAt is a retired Professional Strongman who competed frequently with Strongman Champions League in Europe. He played a year of D1 football with Iowa before concentrating on his Chemical Engineering degree in Iowa City. He is a native of Wauwatosa and still remains a staunch supporter of Tosa East. This blog will be a mixture of strength notes, coaching and nutrition tips, personal shit; bacon delicacies, and a whole lot of fun.
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