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?
Thursday, 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.
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.
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?
A report from ESPN says the bacon-themed gear of the Lehigh Valley IronPigs is a huge hit. People like bacon? Who would’ve thought!
The team has sold almost 3,300 of the bacon hats and 1,500 bacon-strip scratch-and-sniff T-shirts that promise to smell through at least 10 trips in the washing machine.
The 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.
The bacon cocktails »
The 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.
Check out the participating breweries and restaurants »
This Friday, July 26th you can watch some Bacon while eating bacon on the Parkway. That’s right, Food & Flicks at The Oval presents Footloose, starring THE Kevin Bacon, while food trucks will be serving bacon focused dishes plus a pig roast from the new Cherry Bomb Bus. Participating vendors include:
- Local 215
- Guerilla Ultima
- Sweet Box Cupcakes
- Mac Mart Cart
- Sum Pig
- Little Baby’s Ice Cream
The event runs from 6:30 p.m. – 11 p.m.
The Oval [City of Philadelphia]
We don’t often give a damn about arbitrary lists from national web sites ranking Philadelphia near the top or bottom of some category. But when national real estate site, Estately ranked Philadelphia number one for bacon lovers. Well we admit, they had us.
Among the reasons given for ranking Philadelphia number one:
- PYT’s bacon taco.
- Cochon’s deep fried oysters with bacon aioli.
- Jake’s Sandwich Board’s Turbacon sandwich.
- And of course, actor Kevin Bacon and his father, city planner Edmund Bacon.
Sounds like solid math to us.
13 Best American Cities for Bacon Lovers [Estately]
Pictured, the bacon shell taco from PYT