Bacon, how I love thee.
August 28, 2014
Nom, nom, nom. Bacon. I love bacon. It seems to be all the rage these days, and last weekend I attended an event I just have to tell you about. It was a celebration of all things BACON. Held at the beautiful and sprawling Bridge View Center, the first annual Bacon Town! Bacon & Brew Fest was a huge success! (And you know I don’t give compliments lightly…)
The day consisted of the construction of a record breaking sandwich, great music by local and national acts (including the ever-enchanting Diana Upton-Hill and country legend-in-the-making “Rowdie” Mitch Goudy), activities for the young ones, palette-pleasing brews (NOT for the young ones) and, of course, BACON! One of my favorite varieties was baked with brown sugar and cayenne pepper. Delicious! I’ll be trying that one in my kitty Easy-Bake Oven.
The event, thankfully, was held indoors. (The heat and humidity would have made it miserable outside – especially with my fur coat.) The magic of the event, however, was in the use of the indoor space. Set pieces were used to make the large event hall come to life as a small downtown square complete with whimsical storefronts and lit street lamps. The vendors set up around the room with plenty of seating in the center – complete with a stage for the band. How delightful!