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Minneapolis Bacon Takedown: May 11th @ 2pm

Wednesday, May 8, 2013 Review by Brian

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Hormel® Black Label® has been in a state of bacon mania for over 100 years, and this year, it’s bringing back the Bacon Takedown Series to Minneapolis to inspire local chefs to compete for bacon glory and display their love for the delectable dish. Recognizing that consumers are using bacon in more and different ways than ever before, Hormel® Black Label® will takes its innovative flavor profiles and smoke combinations and arm amateur chef competitors with 15 pounds of its bacon. Competitors will go belly to belly to show-off their cooking talents and demonstrate what Black Label knows best: they’re serious about bacon.

Tasters will Experience

  • Fun in the photobooth with bacon moustaches, pig snouts and the opportunity to turn into a life-sized bacon strip, all made sharable on Facebook!
  • Up to 20 delicious and diverse Hormel® Black Label® inspired bacon dishes ranging from classic favorites to wonderfully bizarre.
  • Prizes for contestants and randomly selected audience members include cooking-related items and of course, Black Label bacon.
  • The event is all-ages and family friendly.

Matt Timms, producer and food competition extraordinaire, will lead the bacon charge for the fourth annual Bacon Takedown series. This is the Takedown’s first trip back to Minneapolis since the inaugural 2010 Series. Top rated bacon dishes from Minnesotans in the last go-round included:

  • Brown Butter Cereal Bars with Candied Bacon
  • Bacon S’Mores with Cherry Wrapped Bacon
  • Curry Sweet Potato Bacon Fritters

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Minneapolis Bacon Takedown > May 11th

Friday, May 3, 2013 Review by Brian

Minneapolis Bacon Take Down 2013

It’s back! The Minneapolis Bacon Take Down comes to to The Fine Line Music Cafe on May 11 @ 2pm. Try 20 local bacon recipes and VOTE at The Minneapolis Bacon Take Down!

 Tickets can be purchase online here:

If you’re interesting in competing, email: for more information. You’ll be provided with 15lbs of sponsor Hormel Black Label Bacon as a base for your bacon recipe  You could win a year’s supply of bacon! Cookware from Analon, Wusthof and Microplane! And more!!!!

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Kristen Olson - Winner of the 2010 - Twin Cities Bacon Takedown

Kristen Olson – Winner of the 2010 – Twin Cities Bacon Takedown

Minneapolis Guest & Matt Timms- July2010 - Hormel Foods

Minneapolis Guest & Matt Timms- July2010 – Hormel Foods

More information about the Take Down:

The Takedown blasted into existence in the winter of 2003 – in a little hovel somewhere in Brooklyn NYC. Everyone loves us, so the Takedown has quickly grown into an adult-sized event. The press is insane, and in it’s wake, other cooking events across the country were more recently spawned, but the Takedown will always be the first and awesomest! Self-taught cooks bring in their brilliant creations and compete for money, prizes, and self respect. The TD is NATIONWIDE now- and happening in a city near you! Austin, Houston, Chicago, New Orleans, Nashville, Boston, St. Paul, Seattle, San Francisco… and MORE!!! But that’s not all! Takedowns are nutzos, and not necessarily chili: Bacon, Fondue, Salsa, Lamb, Curry and even Cookie Takedowns!!!! Oo! And we have several really bad ideas coming up- also not chili related. Actor/filmmaker Matt Timms produces the events and MCs the night. God he’s beautiful.

Where Bacon Comes From?

Thursday, August 23, 2012 Review by Brian
Where Bacon Comes From

Where Bacon Comes From

So Andrew found this while “browsing the web”, but was to shy to post this.

My only thought – Is this where bacon comes from? Must be.

Check it out VIA:

“The urban management authority, when contacted by journalists, said the sculpture is part of a series of 21 cartoon stone sculptures designed to inculcate values — such as perseverance, diligence and love — in young children.”



How I want to be buried…

Tuesday, April 17, 2012 Review by BetterThanAndrew

Bacon Coffin

So those mad geniuses at Bacon Salt have done it again. They have come up with a fo’ realz bacon coffin that is on sale in their online store for the paltry sum of $2999.00.

“This genuine bacon casket is made of 18 Gauge Gasketed Steel with Premium Bacon Exterior/Interior, and includes a Memorial and Record Tube, Adjustable Bed and Mattress and Stationary and Swingbar handles. It also includes a bacon air freshener for when you get that buried-underground, not-so-fresh feeling.”

And you better believe that I’m serious as a bacon-induced heart attack when I tell you that had my tax return been big enough, I would have bought one and converted it into a couch for my man cave. I guess it’ll have to wait for now.

Just Google “Bacon coffin” for links to detailed articles from many credible news sources.

The Bacon Bacon Truck in San Fran

Friday, March 30, 2012 Review by Brian

The Bacon Bacon Truck

The Bacon Bacon Truck San Fran

Ran across this dreamy food truck on Twitter. Food looks pretty good. Has anyone tried the food? Comments?

Check them out online and let us know what you think: