Denny’s Baconalia! Win a trip to Baconfest 2011

I would be neglecting my duty to promote bacon if I didn’t get my butt over here and spread the word about “Baconalia! A Celebration of Bacon.” at Denny’s.

For a limited time, Denny’s has added 7 new bacon dishes:
The Ultimate Bacon Breakfast, Bacon Flapjacks, Pepper Bacon and Eggs, Triple Bacon Sampler, BBBLT Sandwich, Bacon Meatloaf, and the Maple Bacon Sundae.

The Daily Bacon has actually been to Denny’s to celebrate Baconalia and has a review and some pics on their blog. I can really appreciate the new menu:

Even better, to celebrate the launch of their new Baconalia celebration, Denny’s is giving away a trip for two to Chicago to attend the *sold out* Baconfest 2011 on April 9!

In addition, they are also giving away $100 Denny’s gift cards to five Second Prize winners.

To enter just visit the Denny’s Facebook page and click on the Baconfest Sweeps tab to enter your info.

I can’t wait to visit Denny’s, I wish there was one closer to me!

Originally posted 2011-03-30 23:30:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Better with Bacon – Warm Bacon Dressing

As gardens are starting to bear fruit, one might want to enjoy a cold, crisp salad on a warm summer night!  Alas even I, your bacon boy, do enjoy a nice salad every once in a while.


photo via Sarah Nett – My Culinary Sanctuary

When living in Peoria, there was a restaurant, VOP’s (Vonachen’s Old Place), that my bosses father used to own.  We’d go there for the occassional business lunch and that is where I had a Spinach Salad for the first time.  The nice thing about a good Spinach Salad is that it usually features both crumbled bacon AND if lucky a warm bacon dressing.

Those memories came back to me today when I found this recipe:

Warm Bacon Dressing

6 slices of thick-cut bacon, chopped
1 shallot, sliced
2 c water
1/2 c honey
1/2 red wine vinegar
2 tablespoons cornstarch
S & P to taste

In a large frying pan or sauce pan, fry bacon until crispy. Drain bacon on paper towel.  Keep 4 tablespoons of the drippings in the pan.

Add sliced shallot and let caramelize.

While bacon is frying you can prepare the other ingredients for the dressing.

In a medium bowl whisk together the water, honey and vinegar.  Add the cornstarch and whisk until the cornstarch dissolves.

Add mixture to the shallots, add the bacon and whisk together in pan. Let heat to almost boiling while whisking intermittently.  You will notice it start to thicken. Once thick, take off the heat and salt and pepper to taste.

Let it cool down a bit before adding to greens.  Enjoy!

[Recipe from My Culinary Sanctuary]

Originally posted 2009-07-28 14:27:20.

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Ipanema Grille Brazilian Steakhouse

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Ipanema Grille is the only Brazilian Steakhouse in Scranton, PA, offering the amazing Rodizio. This is the best meal choice. Period. Your server brings fire roasted, skewered meats over to your table to carve and serve.  You can taste more than 12 mouthwatering meats, and enjoy some delicious options from the hot buffet, if you need a meat break or enjoy mixing your tastes. The buffet included cheese, bread, salad, wings, Spanish rice, plantains, chickpeas, and other tasty treats.

I mean, if you need a meat break. However, you can take a break when the meat comes around, and try it again during it’s second time around if you need a little pork pacing to make it through this filling dinner.

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Another plus – not pictured, was the homemade Sangria made with Spanish wine. We say go for the pitcher, be friendly friends!

Rodizio offers the following slices: filet mignon, sirloin, sirloin with garlic, top round, peppered roast beef, skirt steak, rib eye, lamb with rosemary, pork loin, pork sausage, bacon wrapped turkey, chicken legs, and chicken hearts. So many meats, some Whiskey Baconers favorites include skirt steak, lamb, rib eye and sausage.

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The final, the favorite, the perfect ending. Grilled pineapple for desert. There are other delicious deserts on the menu, but with Rodizio, clear a little room at the end for this sweet, cinnamony treat. Rodizo Meaty Shots - Ipanema Grille Brazilian Steakhouse-8

You can learn more about the Impanema Grille here:

Impanema Grille Brazilian Steakhouse
1911 N Main Ave, Scranton, PA 18508


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Bacon Pic of the Day – Most Important Meal of the Day!

Yeah, that’s actually a breakfast plate.

If you are from Michigan, you’ll recognize the photo.  If not, let me explain…this is from a restaurant in Birch Run, MI called Tony’s.  They are known for their “large portions” but most especially their 1 lb. sides of bacon.  Seriously, 1 lb.  If you think this looks like a lot, order the BLT!

Thanks to FoTDB Jason E. (Shout Out) for sharing the pic of his bfast!

Originally posted 2011-04-19 21:55:13.

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Lunch in the D – Woodbridge Pub…

I’ve been thinking about starting this new segment for a while as I have been making my way from one pub/bar to another each week throughout downtown Detroit.  But since my “travels” have mostly been to find great hamburgers, I decided it was too far “out of scope” for the blog.  But then I had lunch Wednesday…

BLT with heirloom tomatoes, mixed greens, think cut bacon and herb mayo on artisan butter toasted Italian bread from Avalon Bakery

Paired it with some gazpacho.  Damn good!

Plus, a surprising great pickle from Perkins Pickles (locally made).

So, a new segment is officially born!

Find out more about Woodbridge Pub.

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Remember That Chipolte Bean Thing…

You know, where they got in trouble from “veggies” (oh and some folks of some certain religious persuasions too) for having bacon in their pinto beans and not disclosing…

Well, there’s no doubt about it now.

Not gonna lie, I had a chuckle in line tonight.

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Bacon LIVE: Bacon is a Killer & The Live Wendy’s Review

On season 5 episode 16 (Recorded April 25, 2012) we reviewed Wendy’s news Chicken sandwich, reported on a store about bacon killing us, pizza vs bacon, poetry, Heart Attack Grill, Carls Jr’s new Wraps, and a new bacon related iphone game.

Go to to learn how to subscribe and/or watch us live Wednesdays at 7pm ET!