Posts from — September 2011
Wow, we go almost a year and a half with out a “Bacon Blotter” and now we’ve got it twice this week…
This from ABC News:
In Minnesota, where hog farming is big business (oinker sales totaled $8 billion in 2010) hog rustling has become a problem.
A rash-or rasher? of thefts has farmers locking barns and installing video cameras. Nearly 750 pigs have been stolen in recent weeks. Investigators for the Nicollet County Sheriff’s Office confess that they are baffled.
The thieves know the business, farmer Tim Waibel tells the Minneapolis Star Tribune. They take only mature, market-ready animals, and they’re stealthy enough to get past security.
750 mature hogs?? REALLY??? How do you even “secretly” amass that much pork without someone figuring things out?
So this is Minnesota’s version of “copper stripping”? (I see you Detroit).
September 30, 2011 No Comments
We’ve featured a bacon font before…but never a font MADE of bacon…
Photography and direction by Henry Hargreaves, styling by Sarah Guido.
September 28, 2011 1 Comment
It’s been a while since we’ve had a “ripped from the headlines” bacon related crime story, but this one caught my eye…from StLToday:
UNIVERSITY CITY • A burglar was frying bacon when a University City woman returned home and caught him in her kitchen, police say.
Police nabbed the man, who they believe is responsible for at least one other burglary in the area.
Damon L. Petty, 36, of the 200 block of Roberta Avenue in Ferguson, was being held Wednesday on $25,000 bail in the St. Louis County Jail.
Petty is charged with first-degree burglary of the home Tuesday morning in the 6600 block of Crest Avenue.
In a probable cause statement by University City Police Officer Jeff Barnhouse, police say Kenya Ealy came home at about 9:45 a.m. Tuesday and found Petty in her kitchen. He was frying bacon on the stove.
He was frying bacon on the stove. FRYING BACON ON THE STOVE!
I’ve got nothing more, everything that needs to be said has already been said.
Good night everyone, make sure you tip the waitresses.
September 27, 2011 No Comments
If I see something that make me bust out laugh, then I feel I need to share.
For some reason, this did it for me today.
You know, I think I’m clever…but then I see stuff like this and realize I’m just not that good.
Bravo Nerd, Bravo!
September 22, 2011 No Comments
Curse you Austin for having something this awesome!
Not including the sides, I counted only three things on the menu that didn’t have bacon in some way, shape or form.
They were also just featured in “The Daily Texan” (hey, nice name) where they merited an “A” rating! Here’s a snippet:
“What we decided to do was specialize in making the traditional old-fashioned meals and just making them with better bacon,” said Bacon co-founder Jed Taylor. “Really, I think that people will be inspired to create their own meal here.”
When first entering Bacon, where according to Taylor they cook about 80 to 150 pounds of the meat a day, one might expect to be overwhelmed by the smell of maple syrup and sizzling pork. That is not the case at all. The atmosphere at Bacon is like walking into your kitchen at home, but with a few more tables.
Read the rest here.
September 20, 2011 No Comments
and I lost.
Thanks to everyone who voted for “The Daily Bacon” in the Detroit “Most Valuable Blogger” competition. I truly do appreciate your support (no really, seriously, I do)!
So to whom did I lose? To a young woman by the name of Sarah who maintains a blog called “Crazy Random Happenstance“. Congratulations to her! Hey, us bloggers got to stick together…especially those of us who just do this out of “love”. So much respect.
Am I bitter? Yeah, a little, but I was a bitter old man to begin with! Also, any contest like this that doesn’t actually post votes, either real time or at the end of the competition, is suspect. Look, I’m in marketing, I know how stuff like this works.
Oh well, at least I’ve got bacon (and all of you who hang around this joint)
September 19, 2011 1 Comment
Royal Oak Farmer’s Market was buzzing this morning. Had to make a stop at my favorite booth…
Some of the best bacon we’ve had. Even Better Half agrees! If you get yourself to Royal Oak on a Saturday morning, go grab some. If you can’t, then head to their online store. Trust me, you’ll thank me.
September 17, 2011 No Comments
Well imagine my surprise when Better Half comes home from her girl’s trip in California with this…
That my friends is actual choco-bacon with a maple candy drizzle.
And that is the last bite! It’s fuzzy but you can still see that bacon goodness just nestled inside some really tasty chocolate.
Believe it or not (and most of you won’t) this was my first slice of choco-bacon! It was absolutely delicious! What made it so good? Really solid chocolate. I mean good! The bacon added a nice crunch and hint of salt and smoke. I was really surprised by the balance and then that maple drizzle just sent it over the moon.
I can not recommend this enough!
But Michael, I don’t have a Better Half going to California who can serve as my choco-bacon mule…well you can still get this sent to your home…
Yup, it’s Marini’s 4 oz pack, available through their store and ready to ship straight to you!
So what are you waiting for? Get your choco-bacon on!
September 14, 2011 1 Comment
Photo By Reuters/REUTERS/Eric Gaillard
September 11, 2011 No Comments
This weekend I’ve got a four day “play-date” with Lil’ as Better Half is off in California for a girls’ weekend. Out and about in Santa Cruz, she finds this for me…
Photo is fuzzy so let me “translate”…from the Harbor Cafe’s drink menu it’s the Bacon Bomb! Champagne, Red Bull, shot of Jameson and a strip of hot bacon! Hot Damn! I’d drink that in a minute (that pomegranate Mimosa look pretty tasty too).
That’s how my baby looks out for me.
Have a great weekend everyone. Star Wars night tomorrow at Comerica Park…guess where Lil’ and I will be?
September 9, 2011 No Comments