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Gary Poppins Popcorn

This is pretty tasty. It also comes in a caramel + bacon flavor.

Campfire Bacon

Cooking bacon over a campfire on the beach on a beautiful night in San Francisco. It doesn’t get much better than this.

MapQuest: The Best Bacon-related Dishes, Drinks and More in All 50 States

Here it is: My MapQuest guide to some of the best bacon experiences in all 50 states! #BaconTravel #BaconNation

Taste of the NFL

Bacon was in the house at Taste of the NFL’s annual Super Bowl fundraiser to support food banks and #KickHunger. Chefs from each franchise city put their culinary talents on display to support the cause. Here’s a sampling of the bacon-related dishes that were presented.


Lacquered slab bacon by Chicago’s Naha.


Triple cheese grits, sautéed shrimp and bacon by Ohio’s SHY Cellars.

8th Annual Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival

The Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival is in its eighth year and will have 17,000 attendees in Des Moines, Iowa on January 31, 2015.

Lecture series including:
– Bacon & Spam: A Love Story
– Bacon Science and Technology
– Bacon South of Interstate 80
– How to Build a Hormel Bacon Stadium
– Beer, Bacon, Breakfast and Beer
– DIY Charcuterie: from belly to bacon

Club Sizzle – a nightclub, during the day

Bacon the Immortal vs the Bacon Brothers (Tofu and Turkey) – a wrestling match to see which reigns supreme

Over 100 bacon-inspired dishes

Miss Bacon contest

Bacon-eating contest

Lots of entertainment and beer drinking.

High West Distillery

Deviled Eggs with Candied Jalapeno Bacon at High West Distillery = amazing. I’m also loving their bottled Manhattan mix.

Grilled Cheese and Soup at Zoom in Park City

Grilled cheese and bacon sandwich served with tomato basil soup at Zoom in Park City, Utah.

Apres Ski Bacon Bloody

Après ski bacon bloody at Drafts at Canyons Resort in Park City, Utah.

The Oink Cafe in Phoenix

Tasty bacon at very theme-focused The Oink Cafe in Phoenix!

Bacon Nation Survey

I’m writing an article about the best (or most interesting) bacon-related food or drink in every state. Let me know your nominations!