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A surplus of geekery by :: Fred Abercrombie

Go Now: Bacon Milkshakes at Jack In The Box

This not only looks amazing, it looks legit. If I can track one of ‘em down I’ll report back with a photo and review. That is, if they can resuscitate me afterwards. (via SFist)

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MOAR BACON:
Beer: Deep Fried Bacon Dog and Anchor Humming Ale at TAPS Petaluma
Pork Rider: Jeremy Fish Designs New OJ Skateboard Wheels
Star Wars: AT-AT Walkers made of Bacon, Legos, Cotton
SFBW: “Hop Stoopid + Bacon” Beer Ice Cream at Humphry Slocombe
Oink: Bacon Beer at the Winter Brews Fest
Yum: Maple Glazed Bacon Apple Dynamo Donuts
HowTo: Turbaconducken (Yes, Turducken Wrapped In Bacon)
Celebrate International Bacon Day
HowTo: Make A Flaming Bacon Lance of Death
Eat: Bacon-Infused Ice Cream & Pig Nipples

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KYEO: The Billboard That Made Me Rethink Eating Cats

This brings up a terrific question: Why don’t you eat cats?

Bacon comes from an animal half as cute. Shouldn’t cats be twice as delicious?

There’s even a festival devoted entirely to eating cats Festival Gastronomico del Gato every September in Peru. Alas, this is not an ad for said fest. Nor does the Starter Guide set you down the path to becoming a feline feast fancier. It’s actually some sort of meatless propaganda. Bummer. Now it’s got me rethinking other animals, too. Like a grilled Panda Cow or Poodle-Bison burger. Mmm.

Spotted in Petaluma (the same placement as Healy’s Naked Power grab).

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Pork Rider: Jeremy Fish Designs New OJ Skateboard Wheels

“…I always thought riding on four really high performance pigs would be awesome. And if you got hungry, just pull over for some bacon…”


Jeremy Fish gave The Ümlaut some background on the new Pork Rider wheels he designed for OJSee the rest »

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Vote: I Heart Meat Shirt

Please take a moment to vote on Wardinger’s Threadless tee.

C’mon. I don’t ask for much.

<3, ÜÜ.

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Moustache: Is Keith Hernandez Michael Jordan’s Bacon Neck Doppelgänger?

Two retired sports figures are doing a series of commercial vids on YouTube, there was bound to be some crossover … Tell me this dude looks more than a little Hernandez-y …

HANES “BACON NECK” w/ MICHAEL JORDAN:

See more Michael Jordan in the Hanes Flight23 series. (thanks, Wardinger)

BLOOMBERG “MUSTRASH TALK” w/ KEITH HERNANDEZ:

See Keith Hernandez dish out more Mustrash Talk.

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SFBW: “Hop Stoopid + Bacon” Beer Ice Cream at Humphry Slocombe

All week, Humphry Slocombe is releasing different beer ice cream concoctions daily in honor of SF Beer Week. If you’re familiar their amazing ice cream alchemy, you know how talented they are at bringing together interesting (and disparate) ingredients to create Wonka-like wonders.

Lagunitas Hop Stoopid + Bacon Ice Cream
With the hoppy green flavors and smoky, salty bacon you could easily call this Weed + Bacon Ice Cream and I’d believe you. But I think I’ve figured out what really went into this:

  1. Extract raw Cream of Hops from Lagunitas Hop Stoopid
  2. Mix with Cream of Bacon
  3. Blend with Cream of Cream
  4. Swirl together using horn of baby unicorn*
    (*or sugarcane, if unavailable)

I really appreciate how Old Thunderpussy and Hairy Eyeball are on top of each other. Just sayin’.

Menu changes daily (and this was yesterday’s). So hurry down. Daily.

Participating Breweries: Dogfish Head, Speakeasy, Bison, Fifty Fifty, Valley Brew, Triple Rock, Drakes, Shmaltz,  Magnolia , 21A,  Firestone Walker, Beach Chalet, Thirsty Bear, Lagunitas, Uncommon Brewers, Blue Frog, Trumer, Shiner, Bridgeport, Moonlight, Iron Springs, Eel River, Bear Republic, Sierra Nevada

More info at Beer and Nosh. Or follow Humphry Slocombe’s Twitter.

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Beer: Pics of Bacon Beer, Burnt Toast Beer, and others at the Winter Brews Fest

Big thanks to Mario at Brewed For Thought for hookin’ up the Ümlaut at Beer Network’s Winter Brews Fest last Saturday.

I finally got to try Uncommon Brewers Bacon Beer. It was tangy, malty sweet, and even a little slick (pork fat, perhaps?). But not as bacon-y as I was dreaming for. Surprisingly subtle in the bacon dept., actually. I met the brewer, Alec, who gave official confirmation there is actual pork inside this brew—not the pork pictured above, that was Lagunitas Brown Shugga -injected Hog from Sean Paxton The Homebrew Chef.

Moonlight Brewing Burn Toast Ale smelled and tasted exactly that, but in a good way. Such a good way.

Jeremy Marshal and Tony Magee of Lagunitas tune things up.

Winner of Petaluma Whiskerino “Best Combo Beard/’Stache”, Shawn Spreng, holding a glass of Firehouse Grill Imperial Red Ale. One of my favorites of the afternoon. Right up there with Valley Brewing Decadent Darkness and Odonata Rosa (one of two sours I’ve ever wanted to have more of).

Petaluma represent! Fred flanked by Jeremy and Tony.

See the full slideshow and recap at Brewed For Thought »

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Go: Bacon Beer ‘n More at Oakland’s Winter Brew Fest Saturday

I’ve been thinking about Bacon Beer ever since Mario from Brewed For Thought tipped me off last week. Finally, the day is upon us. Here’s four reasons to join us tomorrow!

  1. Bacon Beer from Uncommon Brewers!
  2. Lagunitas Brown Shugga-injected Hudson Ranch Heritage Pig Sandwiches from the The Homebrew Chef Sean Paxton!
  3. Rare brews from 40 local breweries and beyond (many 10% ABV and above!)
  4. Bacon Beer from Uncommon Brewers!

DEETZ:
Saturday, January 30 ~ 1pm to 8 pm

The Linden St. Brewery
95 Linden Street (@ West Embarcadero)
Oakland, CA

***UPDATE—SEE PICS FROM WINTER BREWS FEST HERE***

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Eat: Bacon-Infused Ice Cream & Pig Nipples

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Yum: Maple Glazed Bacon Apple Dynamo Donuts

Maple Glazed Bacon Apple Dynamo Donuts

Run, don’t walk, to Dynamo Donuts on 24th. ‘Cuz afterwards you’ll be in a bacon coma and glad you got a little up time. Speaking of healthy, they’re just a few blocks from the ice cream splendor of Humphry Solcombe.

Box of Dynamo Donuts

Their other goods are all equally interesting, like the licorice lovers’ Chocolate Star Anise. None as sweetly/salty/bacon-y-licious as the Maple Glazed Bacon Apple donut. Sweet fancy Moses, go grab a box STAT.

Peruse their menu at DynamoDonut.com.

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HowTo: Turbaconducken (Yes, Turducken Wrapped In Bacon)

Click to see How To make Turbaconducken

Click to see How To make Turbaconducken

Now if only they could bacon-wrap a Turduckenoostrich, Thanksgiving would be all set. In the ER.

Get step-by-step instructions with pics for Turbaconducken at BaconToday.

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Beer: Deep Fried Bacon Dog and Anchor Humming Ale at TAPS Petaluma

Anchor Brewing Humming Ale

Had a Dude’s Day with my boys this weekend. Wrestling (no, not on TV). Video games (yes, on tv). Playing at the park. Then wrapped it up with some baconized dogs and football at Petaluma’s new craft beer bar, Taps. Highly recommended (all of the above).

Anchor Humming Ale
How rad is Taps? They’re the first bar I’ve seen to get a hold of this draught-only special release, Humming Ale. Brewed to commemorate Anchor Brewing’s move to their present facilities in 1979, a former coffee roastery on Potrero Hill, where they’ve been “humming” ever since.

It’s a crisp Pale Ale that tastes a lot like a toned-down Anchor Steam. The smoothness comes from the addition of a rare hop variety, Nelson Sauvin. More on Humming Ale here.

Taps Petaluma's Deep Fried Bacon Dog

Deep-Fried Bacon Dog
On the menu at Taps is a BLT Dog: Deep-fried bacon wrapped dog with lettuce, tomato, and mayo. But for me, the lettuce and tomatoes just get in the way. So I got it smothered in pepper jack cheese instead. Yes.

Bite of the Taps Petaluma Deep Fried Bacon Dog

(Cross section of bacon-wrapped, cheese-smothered amazingness.)

August with 3" Mini Kiddie Dog at Taps Petaluma

3” Mini Kiddie Dogs
Nice that they have menu options for the little guys. These dogs were the perfect size for my 3 and 6 yr olds.

Hit up Taps soon, not sure how long the Humming will last!

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Celebrate: International Bacon Day

What are you doin’ for International Bacon Day?
It’s this Saturday, September 5. Here’s some starters for ya …

Fused Bacon

FUSED BACON BLANKETS
This serendipitous concoction occurred at my InLaws in Cambria. Apparently if you lay a bunch of bacon close together and turn your back long enough, they’ll transform into a bacony blanket of bliss. Make two so you can curl up with one after you pass out from the first.

Bacon-Infused Old Fashioned with Baconized Makers Mark

BACON-INFUSED OLD FASHIONED
Not too long ago, Tyler made some Baconized Maker’s Mark and some some Baconized stickers that quickly Baconized every possible surface in the office. Say it again, Baconized!

2 ounces bacon-infused bourbon
1/4 ounce Grade B maple syrup
2 dashes Angostura bitters
Twist of orange

Full cocktail recipe at NYmag.

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Eat: The Mega Tamago from McDonald’s Japan

Mega Tamago McDonald's Japan

The Mega Tamago almost makes me want to eat McDonald’s

Instead, it makes me think of The Nugget at San Francisco’s Grubstake. A real bacon cheeseburger topped off with a fried egg. Probably the closest thing to The Simpson’s Good Morning Burger.

Mmmm .. rich creamery butter.

(Thanks, Wardinger)

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Eat: Bacon-Infused Ice Cream & Pig Nipples

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Scoops‘ Salt & Caramel Ice Cream with DIY Bacon Infused Action

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Crispy Braised Pork Bellies with Cannellini Beans & Quail Egg

Delicious writeup and pics from a pork-themed dinner party by Eat, Drink & Be Merry‘s Dylan Ho—Art Director, Foodie, and Killer Food Photographer.

Read: “Porchestra – A Symphony of Swine”

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