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Posts from — February 2010

Sunday Breakfast Bacon FAIL!!!

Better Half, Lil’ Baird and I headed on out for a family breakfast and trip to IKEA this morning. 

There is this little family restaurant a few blocks down from Swedish Eden that we had visited before and quite liked, so we figured we’d grab breakfast there.

Well when my breakfast came, which was to include 2 strips of crispy sliced pork belly goodness, this is what I got…

THAT qualifies as TWO STRIPS?  Look at the fleck of bacon! 

ABSOLUTE BACON FAIL!

I am now debating whether we ever go there again.  Sure I like their pancakes and they make a mean cup of joe, but short me on my bacon and I will unleash Hell!

February 28, 2010   1 Comment

Fast Food Friday – News & Notes…

Didn’t get out this week to sample any fast food bacon, but there has been some news surrounding our favorite meat within the world of QSR’s…

  • Wendy’s has expanded its line of premium burgers with the introduction of the Bacon & Blue burger.
  • Earlier in the week Burger King introduced their new premium Steakhouse XT burger line which for a limited time features a smoky cheddar (w/ bacon) burger version.
  • Jack in the Box launched their new grilled sandwiches buy holding a FREE sandwich day (one is a turkey bacon) and started showing a new commercial for their bacon burger (which is pretty funny yet I can’t find video of it anywhere).
  • Carl’s Jr. has had so much success with their Grilled Cheese Bacon Burgerthat they expanded the sandwich into Hardee’s stores, officially launching the Grilled Cheese Bacon Thickburger(R).  The supported the new launch through a Facebook promotion called “The Comfort Place“.  I’ll let you go and experience it yourself.
  • And finally – there was some big to do’s over in France where the Quick chain removed bacon burgers from their menu and replaced the with a Halal beef and smoked turkey burger.  Politicians are claiming  discrimination against non-Muslim customers.  And the Islam / French tensions continue to mount.  Read the whole story here.

So there you go!  Maybe next week I’ll get in the car and go have a bacon burger.

February 26, 2010   No Comments

Goin’ to the Market…V 1.7

Your advertised bacon specials at Michigan grocery store chains for the week of 2/22 – 2/28/10.

As a reminder, since they all share specials each week, I will be consolidating Felpausch, D&W, Glen’s Market & VG’s into one “Spartan Stores” listing.  Links to each of the individual stores can still be found at the bottom of the post.

Kroger- Tyson Bacon, Select Varieties, 16 oz. (2 for $6 w/ card)

Meijer- Meijer Sliced Bacon, Regular of Low Salt, 16 oz. ($2.39)

Busch’s - Spartan Bacon, All Varieties, 12 – 16 oz (2 for $5)

Hiller’s - Our Family Sliced Bacon, Original, Double Smoked or Low Salt, 16 oz. (2 for $5)

Hollywood - Gusto’s Thick Sliced Bacon, 20 oz. (2 for $6)

Spartan Stores* - Tyson Sliced Bacon, Select Varieties, 16 oz. (2 for $5)

SuperValu Foods - Hormel Sliced Bacon, Select Varieties, 16 oz. (2 for $6)

Target - No Advertised Specials this Week.

Please note, every store with in a chain is different and may not feature the same specials. When in doubt, check your individual store.

Go get some!

* Spartan Stores include: Felpausch, D&W Fresh MarketGlen’s Market (w/ Yes Card) and VG’s.

February 23, 2010   No Comments

Fast Food Friday – Potbelly’s

Hello everyone and welcome to another installment of “Fast Food Friday” where we here at TDB (and by we I mean me) head out to fast food places to have a bacon related menu item and then give you our (my) opinion of said bacon…and we do this with exciting photos!

I have come to a point where I have run out of traditional fast food burger joints within a 20 miles radius of TDB’s world headquarters which means I really need to start driving to get to the very few chains left in the metro that haven’t been rated yet. 

So I take to the streets and start driving when out of the corner of my eye I see this sign…

 

Potbelly was promoting a new 3 Cheese Bacon Tomato Melt.  Hmmmmmmmmm….bacon, cheese, tomato…toasted…it was cold outside…I really didn’t want to drive…

So begining this week, we will now be adding sandwich joints to “Fast Food Friday”! ;-) [Read more →]

February 19, 2010   No Comments

Would You Like Some Bacon Fat with That?

This is quite possibily one of the greatest ideas EVER!

Made of rendered bacon fat with a vegetable base wick, it’s the completely (and purposely) edible Bacon Candle!

David Burke’s Primehouse in Chicago has created this masterpiece.  It allows diners to use the lit candle to then drip an “appropriate” amount of bacon goodness over your food.

This man is a culinary GENIUS and I now must eat there the next time I’m in the Windy City.

If you can’t wait to try it, you can actually order a candle by calling 312-6660-6000.  Cost is $5.00 (but they’ll get ya with the shipping).

via Que sera sera!

February 18, 2010   No Comments

Bacon In My Tummy, So Yummy…

So when you spend a bunch of days keepin’ a 17 mo. old busy while she is home sick, you watch A LOT of Nick Jr

She doesn’t really…she’s bouncing around from toy to toy to snack to beatin’ up on her daddy.  However, I just sort of find myself in a hypnotic trance.

Leave it to “Yo Gabba Gabba!” to find a way to engage me.  Just add BACON!

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5fO3SME9KM[/youtube]

Yes with bacon, there is always a party in my tummy!  So yummy, so yummy.

February 17, 2010   1 Comment

Goin’ to the Market…V 1.6

Here you go, back on our regularly scheduled day, your bacon specials at Michigan grocery store chains for the week of 2/15 – 2/21/10.

As a reminder, since they all share specials each week, I will be consolidating Felpausch, D&W, Glen’s Market & VG’s into one “Spartan Stores” listing.  Links to each of the individual stores can still be found at the bottom of the post.

Kroger- Kroger Sliced Slab Bacon, Thick Cut, 48 oz. ($7.99 w/ card)

Meijer- Smithfield Premium Sliced Bacon, 16 oz. ($2.58)

Busch’s - Spartan Bacon, All Varieties, 12 – 16 oz (2 for $5)

Hiller’s - Smithfield Sliced Bacon, Regular of Lower Sodium, 16 oz. ($2.99)

Hollywood - Thorn Apple Valley Sliced Bacon, 16 oz. (2 for $5)

Spartan Stores* - Hormel Sliced Bacon, Select Varieties, 16 oz. (2 for $6)

SuperValu Foods - Farm Fresh Sliced Bacon, Regular of Thick Cut, 12-16 oz. (2 for $5)

Target - Oscar Mayer Bacon, 12 – 16 oz ($2.99)

Please note, every store with in a chain is different and may not feature the same specials. When in doubt, check your individual store.

Go get some!

* Spartan Stores include: Felpausch, D&W Fresh MarketGlen’s Market and VG’s.

February 16, 2010   No Comments

Bacon Pic of the Day…Stylized Sandwich

This photo comes from Laurie, an actual photographer AND friend of TDB (yes, we actually have friends ;-) )

In her words…

I used the black and white setting on my camera and zero-d in on the bacon/tomato colors
is why the green sprouts turned out the color they did.
Just thought it was a cool shot to share…
A cool shot indeed…

February 16, 2010   No Comments

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Who loves you baby?!  “The Daily Bacon” that’s who!

Have a great day everyone. 

Image from CafePress

February 14, 2010   No Comments

Fast Food Friday – Hardees

After a three week break, we are back to eating bacon cheeseburgers in the name of bacon science!

The main reason for the break is that we have reached a point during this experiment where there are no longer any new, unreviewed QSR’s near my house.  This requires me to actually travel to get fast food and to be honest the idea of having to drive 20 minutes or even more to get a burger…well…let’s just say it’s been tough to get motivated.

But today I was already on the road and fate let me right past one of the few Hardee’s left in metro Detroit.  So lunch at Hardee’s it was… [Read more →]

February 12, 2010   No Comments