More bacon lollipops…and other zany things

  I don’t really know how my husband stumbled upon these delicious-looking bacon lollipops, but here they are in all their wavy glory. I’ve had this type of treat before, like the Man Bait variety. They are typically maple-flavored, because apparently...

Bacon Makes It Better

Never truer words were spoken. I mentioned in my Denny’s Baconalia post that Denny’s marketing campaign was both smart and funny. They showed us clips from the coverage they received for Baconalia 2011, and I can see where they got their inspiration. Late...

Bacon and Barrels

If you’ve been thinking about a trip to Santa Barbara County’s wine country, now’s the time to start your planning. July 19-21, 2013 is the first annual Bacon & Barrels festival in downtown Los Olivos, in the heart of the Santa Ynez Valley, and...

Denny’s Baconalia is back!

Last week Naseem and I had a crazy, whirlwind experience. We were invited by the marketing and advertising team at Denny’s (yes that Denny’s, America’s diner) to visit their headquarters is Spartanburg, South Carolina and learn about the re-launch of...

Maple Bacon Latte

This may be old hat to a lot of you bacon maniacs – baconiacs? – but I’ve been wanting to try a bacon maple latte since I first heard about the Pirate Cat Radio version from Anthony Bourdain. Alas, it’s not something you see on every cafe menu....

Bacon 2012

Tired of all the political noise and talking heads? Bacon Bomb. I believe that says it all. Oh, and stay tuned for the Parry Gripp audio at the end. This video has it all. Thanks Megan, for bringing the...

Bacon Beer, Part Two

Okay baconeers, here’s something I’m really excited about. I may have mentioned before that I like heavy beers like Guinness and double black or chocolate stouts. Although you can’t drink a lot of it, I love the depth of flavors and the heartiness;...

Help Make a Bacon Dream Come True

We were recently contact by Greg Kiesow, the creator of Crystal Bacon (no relation to Crystal Pepsi). Never heard of it? That’s because Crystal Bacon is a project in the works, a project that needs a little help. Greg is an acrylic sculptor who, with the help of...

Maple Bacon Granola

My name is Marianne, and I’m a snacker. I’ve been snacking my entire life, and I have no intention to give it up. They’re going to throw me out of Snackers Anonymous. But not before I tell you about a great new product we tried recently. It’s...

Celebrate Tax Day with Bacon Goodness

Our lovely friends at Baconery are having a Tax Day Sale, just for us bacon lovers! So take those refund dollars and treat yourself to something special. Or, if you’re like me, drown your Tax Day sorrows in salty, chocolately bliss. Go to their website now and...

There Will Be Bacon

In case you were looking for something to do this weekend, and in case you happen to love motorcycles and bacon, we have an event for you! The First (and hopefully not last) Annual Bacon Run starts in San Diego and ends up right here in Santa...

The Price is…Bacon!

This absolutely blows my mind. My good friends Chrissy and Smiley went to a taping of The Price is Right for their 4-year anniversary, because they are awesome like that. To my utter delight, Smiley was picked and yes, he was wearing the Bacon Freak shirt he won at...

Naughty Little Brownie

Blogging is hard work, you know? Eating bacon. Writing about eating bacon. Thinking about eating and writing about bacon. It wears on a girl. We recently got a beautiful package in the mail from Leigh at Naughty Bits Brownies. And then we had to EAT BROWNIES. Geez....

Scallops with Creamy Bacon Sauce

Okay, my husband is officially the best. He’s a diver and a spearfisherman, and I’m extremely fortunate to be the beneficiary of those skills. While he’s very selective and judicious about how much he takes, I have certainly had my fair share of...

Bacon Meatballs

Last month I came up with this little recipe in order to participate in a Spaghetti Western fundraiser…you can’t do a pasta event without meatballs, right? Turns out, the meatballs were a hit and, since my husband missed that event, I decided to whip some...

Is there such a thing as too much pork?

This weekend while the husband and I were biking around downtown, we decided to stop at Union Ale and grab a sandwich and a beer. Because, you know, casually rolling around in 75 degree weather is thirsty work. I meant to be good. I meant to get a salad or a wrap. Or...

Cowboy Up

  It’s that time of year again when RBS gets involved with a Genesis West fundraiser. This year, it’s a Spaghetti Western theme with a wide and weird variety of pastas, full-on barnyard atmosphere (live animals included), and a classic Western movie...

Bacon Ice Cream on the Go

Santa Barbara has seen a rash of mobile food eateries pop up in the past year or so, as seen here in John Dickson’s Food Truck Guide. In my opinion, this is one of the greatest things that can happen to any city. I love street food vendors, and although we have...

Bay to Bacon 2011

I mentioned way back in October that Naseem and I were going to start doing some races under the moniker of Team Bacon. We started with 5K runs and…well, honestly that’s all I’ve really bothered to do over the past seven months. Until last weekend....

Happy Cinco de Drinko! Con Tocino!

Leave it to Conan, THE MAN, to share with us yet another bacon bebida. Sweet Conan, I’m so on your team. Lots of interesting looking stuff, but the bacon talk starts around 6:10. Wait for it… “Wait, so this is just bacon, syrup and tequila??”...

And the Winner is…

We recently entered a contest hosted by our sponsor, Foodbuzz. It was a BACON recipe contest, and we felt it would be an embarrassment not to enter. Because, you know, we’re a bacon blog. We were not victorious (an outrage!) but I have to say I’m pretty...