Glen Macnow’s WIP Food Hunt Is Back For Bacon


Each year, Glen Macnow of WIP scours the region to find the best food for his annual Food Hunt. Last year both Rouge and Dog & Bull took home the title for best burger.

This year, Macnow’s Food Hunt is centered around bacon. But he’s not looking for items like a bacon cheeseburger. He’s looking for an innovative, creative bacon dish.

Macnow reviews each dish and scores it out of 100. So far he has reviewed 16 different bacon creations, with Grubhouse‘s bacon cakes tied in first place with Beiler’s Bakery‘s maple bacon doughnut, both with a score of 92.

After about seven weeks of searching, WIP will hold a public event on Saturday, May 16th at the Valley Forge Casino, where you get to try the top contestants and vote on who’s the best.

You can check out all of Macnow’s reviews here.

Glen Macnow’s Best Bacon Creation [94 WIP]

Philadelphia Bacon and Beer Festival Returns

PhillyBaconandBeer14-horizontal-940Last year the inaugural Philadelphia Bacon and Beer Festival at the Hotel Monaco sold out in like 6 parsecs (yes, Star Wars nerds, I know a parsec is a unit of distance, but with the artwork and today’s Star Wars news, I’m going with it). This year the festival is back on Saturday, December 6th at the 23rd Street Armory. Tickets for the holy union of bacon and beer go on sale Monday at 10 a.m.

The event will be three times as large this year but the $46.50 tickets are still likely to sell out before you can say “disturbance in the force.”

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Bacon And Beer Fest Returns To Nick’s In Old City


So, now you know what you’re doing on Saturday, October 4 from 4pm to 8pm, I guess. Wasn’t that easy?

Last year, the inaugural Bacon & Beer event drew hundreds of people because…well, because bacon and beer, duh. It was the ultimate no-brainer grub-fest. And this year, they’re pushing things even further.

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The So-Dubbed “Fittest Man on Earth” Eats Two Pounds of WHAT Every Week?!



If someone asked you to list the foods you think the Fittest Man on Earth eats on the regular, you would probably rattle off every superfood you could think of: kale, sweet potatoes, quinoa. Well, you would be wrong. When asked about his diet, the recently re-crowned Fittest Man on Earth, four-time winner of the CrossFit Games Rich Froning, told Refinery29, “Bro, I don’t eat veggies really. Ranch dressing on veggie trays is about what I do.” Say whaaat?

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South Jersey’s First Bacon and Beer Festival

bacon_beerThursday, August 14th, New Jersey wants you to celebrate one of the greatest food combinations that has ever existed.

The Collingswood Grand Ballroom will be hosting the premiere South Jersey Bacon and Beer Festival. From 6-8:30 p.m guests can support the Crossroads Program, an organization which aims to raise awareness and funding for area foster homes and at-risk youths, by chowing down on bacon inspired dishes provided by local restaurants and sipping on some brew. Participating breweries include, Yards, Flying Fish, Weyerbacher and many more. The cost is $35 a person which buys you entrance to the festival and benefits the Crossroads Program.

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Free Bacon? Yeah, Free Bacon.


We hope you’re hungry.

Starting Monday, July 14th, The Hattery Stove & Still is unveiling some of the best summer deals in town.

Chef Hakeem Otenigbagbe and his team will be serving up Buck-a-Shuck Oysters, $14 Endless Mussels and a Complimentary Bacon Bar.

Yes, you read that correctly, free bacon. Dreams really do come true.

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IronPigs Sponsor Bacon-Eating 5K

First, the Lehigh Valley IronPigs made themselves synonymous with bacon. Now they apparently want to make themselves synonymous with bacon and vomit.

How so? They’re sponsoring a 5K race this September, albeit one with a twist: Participants have to eat half-pound of bacon at the halfway point. The race, naturally, is called the Bacon 5K Challenge. Participants can also choose to run a 5K that doesn’t feature the gut-busting bacon interval, but why would you sign up for a bacon challenge race if you’re not going to take the bacon challenge?

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Missed Out on the Bacon and Beer Festival? There’s an After Party

bacon-wayne-Philly-webThe Bacon and Beer Festival sold out within the thirty seconds it took me to realize my mouse was upside down. So they’re going to be selling tickets to an after party at the Hotel Monaco’s Stratus Lounge. Tickets are $25 and go on sale at 2 p.m. today.

Tickets include bacon-ized cupcakes from Sweet Box, bacon bites from Ribs Within and two drink tickets for bacon and beer cocktails.

The after party is Sunday, December 8th from 6 to 8 p.m. The bar will remain open after  the after party and drinks will be available for the discount price of $5 each.
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Bacon and Beer Festival Coming to Philadelphia

bacon-wayne-Philly-webThe first ever Philadelphia Bacon and Beer Festival is coming to to the Hotel Monaco on Sunday, December 8th. Fifteen of the city’s best bacon-loving restaurants and nine local craft breweries are participating.

The event also benefits MANNA, with at least 50% of the proceeds going to the non-profit.

Tickets go on sale Wednesday, November 13th at 10 a.m. The Philadelphia festival will only be a quarter of the size the original in Boston and that one sold out in minutes. This is the fourth city the festival has gone to. Denver was added in 2012 and San Francisco had its first bacon and beer fest this year.

Tickets are $45 and include access to the festival and unlimited samples from all of the restaurants and brewers.
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