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Bacon & Beer Happy Hour X kicks off

by Spam · June 23rd, 2010 · Bacon & Beer Happy Hour

If you follow us on Twitter or Facebook, you’re well aware that our 10th edition of Bacon & Beer Happy Hour is going on today at Bad Decisions in Baltimore.  This time around, the all-bacon menu features the creations of guest chef Sajin Renae from Vino Rosina, who went with a Southern “comfort food” feel.  Here’s the menu:

The Menu for Bacon & Beer Happy Hour X

If you’re one of our many Baltimore baconists, come on down anytime between now and two in the morning to treat yourself to some of the goodies!

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The Best Part of Waking Up is Bacon in Your Cup

by Spam · May 7th, 2010 · Eats

Torani Bacon Syrup

If there’s one thing that beats the smell of a fresh cup of coffee in the morning, it’s the smell of bacon.  Thanks to Torani, the well-known maker of flavoring syrups used by coffee houses and bars everywhere, you can now have your bacon and drink it too!

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Recipe: French Toast Maple Bacon Cupcakes

by Spam · March 5th, 2010 · Eats

You love French toast with bacon, but goodness knows it doesn’t really work that well as a party dish, or as something to snack on while you’re driving.  Wouldn’t it be great if it could be as convenient as, say, a cupcake?

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Bacon Lombardi Trophy

by Spam · February 17th, 2010 · Weird

It’s probably safe to assume that there were more bacon explosions being served on Super Bowl Sunday this year than in any year past.   So if you were a host, how could you make sure that your party would be the talk of the bacon world?

BBQ Addicts—the guys who invented the original bacon explosion—have discovered that a guy by the name of Ben “Sweet Lou” Krout didn’t merely figure out how to make a bacon dish worthy of a trophy; he made a bacon dish that WAS a trophy.

Behold…a Lombardi Trophy made out of bacon…the BACOMBARDI TROPHY.

For those who had the good fortune of attending Ben’s party, we’re sure this was a bigger WIN than anything Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints experienced that evening.

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Burger King Serves the World’s Smallest Bacon

by Spam · November 16th, 2009 · Reviews

Yesterday, I was looking to grab a quick and cheap bite to eat, and remembered that Burger King was featuring their beefy double cheeseburger for a dollar.  Naturally, I thought to myself, “I should go the extra step and ask them to add bacon to it.”  The extra cost was 60 cents, which seemed reasonable for what I thought I’d be getting.

Cure the ominous music here.

The good news: There were five strips of bacon on my double cheeseburger.

The bad news: The strips of bacon were about three inches long and barely half an inch wide.  In fact, had they been much smaller, they probably would have qualified to be called bacon bits.


I ate some of the bacon by itself, and found it to be the most generic, tasteless bacon I’d ever had.  In a blind taste test, I might not have even thought it was bacon, but rather a thin slice from some sort of bland meat stick.

I put the rest of the bacon on the burger and took a few bites.  Predictably, the flavor of the bacon mini-strips was almost completely drowned out by the rest of the sandwich.

Now, I’m sure there’s a good chance that Burger King has two grades of bacon, and saves the better grade for their more expensive, premium burgers.  (After all, even though Wendy’s has introduced a new, thick-sliced applewood bacon for their Bacon Deluxe and Baconator burgers, their original thinner and unspectacular bacon is still being used for their Junior Bacon Cheeseburgers.)  However, I can’t imagine a reasonable explanation for the little laces of bacon I got on my burger.  This wasn’t one of those times when the cook is at the bottom of the pan, and tries to use up what’s left by giving you enough crumbles to make up for the strips you’re not getting; the size of these strips seemed very intentional and purposeful.

I realize that BK probably uses a different grade of bacon on their pricier burgers, but there’s no excuse for giving someone bacon that undermines even the lowest of expectations, even on a burger that only cost a buck to begin with.  McDonald’s and Wendy’s have realized that high-quality ingredients are what attracts today’s discriminating customer, so they’d be smart to devoting more attention to what’s on the customer’s tray and less attention to producing booty-filled hip hop videos for their creepy mascot.

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