I am sure all of you have seen my video review for the Arby’s Roastburger with Bacon. My biggest complaint about it was the lack of bacon. It only had one strip of chewy tasteless bacon on it.
In the back of my mind I thought that maybe the person making it was having a bad day and made me a poor sandwich. Well I just got some troubling news on Arby’s bacon policy. Here is a direct quote from an employee:
“We take a piece of bacon and rip it in half, that’s all the bacon we can give you unless you ASK for more.”
One piece is all you get! Why are they rationing it out like that, is there a bacon shortage I don’t know about? Also, noticed how he said “unless you ASK for more”. I wonder what happens when you ask for more bacon?
“It’s $.75 for 2 more strips of bacon at the Arby’s I work at. Load it up if that’s what you like!”
Load it up if that’s what I like? I think everybody that would order the Arby’s Roastburger with Bacon would like it loaded up. Arby’s bacon policy forces you to pay an extra $1.50 for the proper amount of bacon on the sandwich. Why not just add that in to the cost and save us the trouble.
This is an insult to bacon lover’s everywhere. For them to put the bacon label on this sandwich and only have one strip of bacon on it is a disgrace. Then to add insult to injury they want you to pay for the proper amount of bacon.
A lot of my Pittsburgh readers have been asking, “Mosley, when are you going to do a bacon event here”? Well, today I have an answer: September 26th, 2009 the Blue Ribbon Bacon Tour is making a stop at the Harris Grill on Ellsworth Ave. It will be presented by Vande Rose Farms and hosted by Heather Lauer (Bacon Unwrapped) and me (Mr. Baconpants).
Vande Rose Farms will be supplying their Artisan Dry Cured bacon so the Harris Grill can make several bacon appetizers. Iowa Farm Families will also be showing off there popular Pepper Bacon and Nitrate-Free Applewood Bacon. CoCo’s Cupcake Café will be creating a bacon cupcake to feature at the event. Also, there will be a bacon eating contest with an Original Bacon Explosion going to the winner.
Ticket Includes: admission to the event, several bacon appetizers and small plates prepared by Harris Grill featuring Vande Rose Artisan Dry Cured bacon, two beverage tickets (draft beer or well drink), and optional entry in to the bacon eating contest.
Tickets will be held at the door under your name. ID will be required. All ticket sales are final and may not be returned or exchanged. No refunds will be issued. All tickets are valid only for the date of the event, or in the event of a postponement, cancellation or delay, the tickets are valid only for the new date of the event. If the event is rescheduled, it is the responsibility of the Buyer to ascertain the new date of the event by visiting www.BaconNation.net or www.MrBaconpants.com. Seller shall have no liability for any injury occasioned or suffered or any liability incurred as a result of Buyer traveling to, participating in, consuming food and/or drink at, or returning from any event promoted by or otherwise affiliated with Seller.
On last week’s show Sean and I premiered King Curtis’s new hit single “Bacon is Good for Me”. It has been topping the charts in a northern providence in Canada. We also talked about how much we love Justin Timberlake and Sean feels that King Curtis will never be the next JT.
If you are looking for a million dollar idea then this is the show for you. Sean shares what he thinks is the best idea ever. I am not going to tell you what it is now so you have to listen and/or watch to the show. Yes I am evil like that.
Every night at my house after dinner I have this dilemma. Should I have a beer or a bowl of ice cream? For some reason I can never have both before bed. If I do I have trouble sleeping I think it has something to do with mixing uppers (sugar) and downers (beer). Well, I think this is all going to change soon.
Charlie Beaton, owner of Big Dipper Ice Cream in Missoula Montana, has created Cold Smoke Beer Ice Cream. That’s right its ice cream made from beer! This is not the first time Charlie has created a great ice cream flavor, he is also known for making Maple Bacon, Chipotle Chocolate and Peanut Curry ice cream.
Charlie shares his reasoning behind the ice cream.”Beer is made with malt” – as are malted milk shakes, of course – “so it was just natural to try that, and it turned out pretty good.”
The ice cream is made just like any other ice cream but with a few key ingredients added. The secret behind the ice cream is a concentrate of unfermented “wort”, the extract from barley and hops. They use the same basis that the Kettlehouse, a local micro brew, uses for their Cold Smoke Ale (a Scotch-style Ale).
Sadly, since they use per- fermented wort this will not get you drunk.
If you want to know more about Charlie, Kettlehouse, and the ice cream, be sure to read this article by Joe Nickell of the Missoulian.
Now that we know Charlie can make Maple Bacon and Beer ice cream. I hope his next step is to combine them. I would like to see a Maple Bacon Stout Ice Cream. Not sure if a stout would be the right style of beer for the job, but it rolls off the tongue well.
If you had beer or bacon beer ice cream, I would love to hear how it tastes.
King Curtis has just released his new hit single, “Bacon is Good For Me”. You can find a video for it on YouTube right now. No word on when he plans to release a full EP or go on tour, but we will keep you posted.
The hook of this song is so catchy I find myself singing it to myself throughout the day.
I hope King Curtis is not just another one hit wonder. The VH1 “Where are they Now” would be tragic and would feature King Curtis strung out at a pig farm chasing the purple pig that only he can see. Yes, that would be a pure rock n’ roll, but I have bigger dreams for him. I want him to dethrone Justin Timberlake as the prince of pop.
Bacon needs to be at the top of the music charts. Will King Curtis be the one to do it?
At the beginning of the show Sean and I had to sing the intro a cappella since the server the intro music is on was down. That inspired us to search for Rockapella on YouTube and we ended up talking about them for a lot longer then we should have.
This being a show plagued with problems we also ran into a snag near the end of the show when uStream stopped recording. Luckily, Talkshoe kept recording so you don’t have to miss anything. We did record a part two on uStream where we ranted about network news stations eating up all the bandwidth on uStream.
Vince from Slap Chop is at it again, this time he is trying to sell a gadget that turns asparagus into bacon. When asked about this new product he said, “I want to make America fatter again, one crank at a time”. Vince also hopes that you love his strips, just as much as you loved his nuts.
I hope by now you know this is a joke. It seems the gadget blog Gizmodo had a contest where you Photoshop future kitchen gadgets. The Bacon Crank won third place. The first place winner was a Cheese Whiz water filter that turns tap water into delicious cheese.
Some of the other photos are funny so be sure to check them out. I really wish the Bacon Crank was real since asparagus is my least favorite veggie. Even when it’s wrapped with bacon I still have a hard time with it.
What veggie would you want to turn to bacon with the Bacon Crank?