What do you call a competition that showcases multiple bacon dishes and you get to sample them all? The ‘Bacon Takedown of course. The winner will win a years supply of bacon. We are in
Francisco at the ‘Public Works’. This is a hip and
trendy venue that is perfect for bacon consumption. The word got out and people
were lined up before the
opening. We arrived early to stake our place in line. The crowd was lively with
bacon attire and a Mohawk or two. The clock struck two and the line snaked in
for a bacon satisfaction.
We had two levels of competitors; upstairs and downstairs of course. The promoter was on stage announcing the ground rules. It was our job to taste each and every entry. When we were finished, we would choose a competitor and vote. There were numerous tables set up with serving and warming trays. Some competitors had small portable stoves to prepare their entries.
Bacon maple waffles, bacon jello, bacon smores, bacon soup, bacon sandwiches, let me catch my breath for a second. We filled up our plate and headed to the bar for some libations to lubricate our bacon gullets. After our short break we sampled on. Bacon cannoli with a rich bacon cream, bacon pixie sticks, ‘bacon belly burger with blue cheese bombs’, bacon quinoa salad, and a Korean fried takoyaki style bacon ball (with or without Kimchee) were offered. Bacon, Bacon, Bacon.
We came, we saw, we conquered the Bacon Takedown. This is my kind of event. Next year I will have to compete. A year’s supply of bacon sounds very tempting. We are looking forward to next years Bacon Takedown but for now I need some pepto.