Pizza briefly inhabited the restaurant space at 7131 E. Broadway, but later this month, bacon will take up residence.
The Oink Café will replace The Heist Pizza Parlour, which closed in early October after about a year in business.
Oink will serve a scratch-made breakfast and lunch menu of the usual suspects: Eggs over easy, chorizo, omelets, biscuits and gravy, and pancakes.
And then there's the not-so-usual casting of bacon as diva: they serve it by the slice and the flight. That's beer-lovers parlance for a variety pack.
And speaking of variety — cue that waxing-on-about-shrimp scene from "Forest Gump" — applewood smoked bacon, honey bacon, honey cured bacon, jalapeno bacon, peppered bacon, sugar-cured bacon, hickory bacon, apple cider bacon and chef's choice bacon. The flight includes eight slices of bacon, one of each flavor.
"It's all about bacon," said Donnie Baxla, whose family opened their flaghship The Oink Cafe in Phoenix three years ago. The family has operated Peter Piper Pizza franchises in Tucson since 1986.
Baxla, who runs the Phoenix cafe, said his sisters Heather Clauser and Joan Roeber and sister-in-law Noel Baxla will run the Tucson cafe. He said it should be open by the end of January.