Harris Grill’s New Bacon Wings

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This Tuesday I went to the Harris Grill for their weekly Bacon Night to promote the hell out of the Blue Ribbon Bacon Tour. While I was busy handing a stack of fliers to one of the owners to stick in the check holders, I decided to place an order for Bacon Wings.

Bacon Wings are what replaced Chicken Fried Bacon on the summer menu. The owners thought that Chicken Fried Bacon would be to “heavy” for the summer. I would have to disagree, but I don’t own the Harris Grill.

Bacon Wings
Oh yes, yes we did. Wings of chicken, gently fried until crispy, then dry rubbed with a special seasoning blend that’s as kosher as it is vegan. $6.42 we recommend ranch, of course, and unlike the economic stimulus package, this contains no pork at all.

When the waiter placed the wings in front of me, the first thing I could smell was Bacon Salt. Yes, that’s how they created the bacon wing; they simply seasoned the wings with a dry coating of Bacon Salt. If you ever had wings with Old Bay or season salt you will get the idea.

Now if you frequently watch Bacon LIVE you will know my feelings about Original Bacon Salt and how it doesn’t really taste like bacon. I think the owners (or more likely the head chef) knew that so they sprinkled some real bacon crumbs on the wings.

After eating the whole plate of wing I was surprised how much I enjoyed them. Even though they didn’t taste like bacon, they still had a really good flavor. Still, I think the bacon wing could be improved if they used Natural Bacon Salt, which Sean and I both think tastes a lot more like bacon.

If your a Bacon Lover and you happen to be at the Harris Grill you should give these a try, just don’t expect them to taste like bacon.

You will be able to eat all the Bacon Wings you want (I know I will) if you attend this year’s Blue Ribbon Bacon Tour stop at the Harris Grill.

Fat Kid Forced to Leave Home for Loving Bacon

My buddy Matt Gondek posted a link to this video on my Facebook wall today. It’s a video of a fat kid (named Curtis) standing up to women that is trying to take his bacon away. This kid is my hero, I would have done the very same thing if I was in his situation.

The clip is from the crappy ABC show, Wife Swap. I wonder who won the battle, was the kid allowed to eat his bacon or did he really have to find a new place to live. If you have watched this episode please let me know what happened! I am worried about him!

Update: Here is another clip of him and his dad (thank you Sarah). I also just found a longer clip of King Curtis, this kid is a classic.

Bacon LIVE: Bacon Jam Session

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On our first show about Bacon Jam Sean and I reviewed it on a simple organic cracker. Well last week we decided to have a Bacon Jam session and try it on anything we could find in my kitchen. Some of the things we tried the the jam on were great and others failed big time. Watch or Listen to the show to see what we ate and what we wished we didn’t.

We also plugged the Official Bacon Photo Contest were you can win FREE bacon! I got a few more entries in but we’re still looking for more.

Bacon LIVE 044:
[audio:http://recordings.talkshoe.com/TC-15261/TS-261174.mp3]
Download the MP3 or watch the video!

Watch LIVE Wednesdays at 7 pm EST, go to our show page for details!

Learn how $5,000 can start a Food Company

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Today on the Bacon Salt blog Justin and Dave tell us how we can start a food business with only $5,000 and an idea. The one thing I saw repeated in the article was passion. Without it you will most likely give up at the first setback.

The article covers five basic areas:

  1. How do I get started?
  2. How do I manufacture my product?
  3. How do I get my product into grocery stores?
  4. How do grocers price products?
  5. How much will it cost me to get started?

After reading the article and seeing how simple it was, I got the sudden urge to try and make something. But then I started thinking about the time investment involved. Even by following these steps it’s going to take a lot of time to take an idea, and make it a final product. This fact is the reason they kept saying you need to make something you’re passionate about. So instead of just rushing to make the next big bacon item just because I know how, I am going to wait.

Before I make the time investment, I really want to make sure its a good solid idea. I don’t want to be the next Rocco and just push out crappy bacon products to try and make a buck. I want to make bacon products that come from the heart and people will enjoy.

Maybe in 2010 I will start my line of Official Mr. Baconpants products.

Bacon Inspired Fantasy Football Team Names

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It’s that time of year again so I am sure many of you have joined a Fantasy Football League. I have and this year my team name is the Baconators. I hope that my fantasy team does not disappoint me like its namesake did. Anyway, to help you pick a good name for your own team I thought I would make a list.

Bacon Inspired Names:

  • The Baconators – This is the name I picked because to me it stands for something that’s big, intimidating, and could kill you if you’re not careful.
  • The Bacon Strips – This would be a great team name if you were a hot girl because seeing “Bacon” would make male players hungry. Then seeing it followed by “Strips” would make them think of you stripping. The combination of hunger and nudity would make them forget to bench their injured QB. You get the idea.
  • The Bacon Grease Splatters – This is a good team names since bacon grease causes intense pain when splattered. Nobody wants to mess with that.
  • The Greased Stained Paper Towels – If you use this team name its showing the other players that you like bacon but you also like to dab off the excess grease with a paper towel.
  • The Fast Food Bacons – It might be a good idea to use this team name to let your fellow players know you’re not that good at Fantasy Football. Being fast food bacon you will win a few games, but other than that your team will be a big disappointment.
  • The _________ (insert random bacon product here) – A team name like The Bacon Salts shows people that you are loyal and dedicated to bacon. It also hints that you might be just as dedicated to fantasy football.
  • The OMG Read MrBaconpants.coms – If you want to be the top player in your league this is the name you have to use. Every time your opponent logs in to their account to manage their team they will see your team and think, “Oh my god! What did I miss on Mr. Baconpants? I better go check it out right now, screw football!” Trust me, it works every time.

If you have any good team name suggestions let me know via a comment. If Team Baconators fails me the first game I may have to change the name. I wonder which one I should pick.

Bacon LIVE: Bacon Jam is Frightening at First

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On last week’s show Sean and I tried Bacon Jam from Skillet Street Food. Sean loved it after the first bite. It took a second bite for me to enjoy it. On the first bite I was too overwhelmed by the cold slimy texture to even swallow it. I was not feeling 100% Wednesday so that also could have been it. Once Sean talked me into taking a second bite I realized that it was really good.

We also announced a bacon photo contest where you can win a Larger than Life Print of bacon and free Wright Brand Bacon. Check out the post about the contest for all the sizzling details.

Bacon LIVE 043:
[audio:http://recordings.talkshoe.com/TC-15261/TS-258730.mp3]
Download the MP3 or watch the video!

Watch LIVE Wednesdays at 7 pm EST, go to our show page for details!

The Official Bacon Photo Contest

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Sean and I have decided to have an official bacon photo contest with prizes going to the top winners in 5 different categories. The reason we are doing this is because over the years we have gotten a lot of free bacon related items. Well, now we figured it’s time for our readers (you) to get some of that free bacon.

Here is what you will win:

The categories are:

  • Most Creative: This is a photo that shows a creative way to use bacon. Think bacon AK-47 or Waken Bacon.
  • Funniest: This is a photo that incorporates bacon that will make us laugh. Think Lol Cats or Fail photos.
  • Sexiest: This is a photo of bacon that will make us drool for two reasons. Think bacon babes.
  • Artsy: This is a photo of bacon that just looks good. Think landscapes or food photography.
  • Pandering: This is a photo that panders to Sean and I. Think about what we like and hate.

The rules are as follows:

  1. Photo must be your own creation and contain no copyrighted material.
  2. You may use Photoshop.
  3. The photo must contain something YOU actually took a picture of.
  4. Adding elements of other photos or stock art is ok.
  5. You can only have ONE entry per category (so you have 5 chances to win).
  6. Anyone can enter and win.

How to enter:
To enter just email your photos to jmosley at mrbaconpants dot com and put “Photo Contest” in the subject line. To make it easy to know what photo is what use this filename format “category-name_of_photo.jpg”. We can handle entries in jpg, gif, and png formats.

Deadline: September 21, 2009 (Winners will be announced at the Blue Ribbon Bacon Tour stop in Pittsburgh)

Update: We are no longer excepting photos for this contest. If you have entered, we will announce the winners at the Blue Ribbon Bacon Tour September 26th 2009. I will then email the winners and post the winning photos on Sunday.

If you have any questions about the rules or what we are looking for just ask. I will update this post if I need to make things clearer.