Twin Cities Bacon Takedown!

This Sunday I’m competing in a bacon cook-off! It takes place 4p-6p(ish) at O’Garas in St. Paul. It’s $15 to taste all the bacon goodies and see who will win the competition! Conner is my teammate for the takedown. Come out and support us!!

Details here.

Hope to see you there!

Formica Dinette, wearer of bacon

I am always amused by auto fill on Google searches and this one I just had to share…

Formica Dinette, wearer of bacon

The 3rd Annual Bring Your Own Bacon party was a huge success. We had a lot of really great dishes. I tried to get photos of all of them so check out what we had! 
Conner’s bacon pizza with bacon & cheese-stuffed crust!

Hailey’s bacon heath bars (My favorite dish!)

Chocolate and peanut butter covered bacon by Neely, Cousin Pauly, and me

Frank’s bacon log

Bacon deviled eggs by Neely, Cousin Pauly, and me

Lauren’s bacon-wrapped asparagus

Mark’s bacon weenies

Susie’s bacon-stuffed mushrooms

Phil’s warm bacon potato salad

Alex’s bacon mushroom avacado

Katie’s potato chip bacon toffee

Paul Wischer’s chocolate bacons

Paul Wischer and Nicole and Nicole’s Bacos and chocolate-covered pop rocks

Paul Canfield’s bacon sushi

*Not pictured: Jay made bacon ice cream, Matt M made lefse with bacon and smoked salmon and onion and also lefse with bacon and cinnamon and sugar and butter, Vanessa made bacon-wrapped strawberries, some friends of friends make some bacon chip dip!*
Also, we microwaved some Bacon Pop

Stay tuned for more photos from B.Y.O.Bacon 3!!!
Formica Dinette, wearer of bacon

The 3rd Annual Bring Your Own Bacon party was a huge success. We had a lot of really great dishes. I tried to get photos of all of them so check out what we had! 

Conner’s bacon pizza with bacon & cheese-stuffed crust!

pizza

Hailey’s bacon heath bars (My favorite dish!)

Hailey's bacon heath

Chocolate and peanut butter covered bacon by Neely, Cousin Pauly, and me

bacon pb choc

Frank’s bacon log

log

Bacon deviled eggs by Neely, Cousin Pauly, and me

bacon deviled eggs

Lauren’s bacon-wrapped asparagus

asparagi

Mark’s bacon weenies

weenies

Susie’s bacon-stuffed mushrooms

mushrooms

Phil’s warm bacon potato salad

pot sal

Alex’s bacon mushroom avacado

mix

Katie’s potato chip bacon toffee

chip toffee

Paul Wischer’s chocolate bacons

choc bacons

Paul Wischer and Nicole and Nicole’s Bacos and chocolate-covered pop rocks

pop rocks

Paul Canfield’s bacon sushi

sushi

*Not pictured: Jay made bacon ice cream, Matt M made lefse with bacon and smoked salmon and onion and also lefse with bacon and cinnamon and sugar and butter, Vanessa made bacon-wrapped strawberries, some friends of friends make some bacon chip dip!*

Also, we microwaved some Bacon Pop

pop

Stay tuned for more photos from B.Y.O.Bacon 3!!!

Formica Dinette, wearer of bacon

To my Twin Cities followers:
I just want to remind you about the 3rd Annual Bring Your Own Bacon Party coming up on Saturday, April 24. 
Here is a Bacon Freak post that has some bacon food ideas! Also, feel free to wear or bring anything bacon-themed. There will be bacontastic raffle prizes as well! Tactical bacon anyone?
See you then!
Formica Dinette, wearer of bacon

To my Twin Cities followers:

I just want to remind you about the 3rd Annual Bring Your Own Bacon Party coming up on Saturday, April 24. 

Here is a Bacon Freak post that has some bacon food ideas! Also, feel free to wear or bring anything bacon-themed. There will be bacontastic raffle prizes as well! Tactical bacon anyone?

See you then!

Formica Dinette, wearer of bacon

<Photo by alex lazara>
Last night at Sauce Spirits and SoundBar in Minneapolis, I participated in the MN Beard-Off. I had a fake beard and it was made of bacon, of course. The bacon was sealed and sewed to a wire-frame. Credit for the bacon beard production goes to my friend, Cousin Pauly!
I was in the freestyle category and was one of 3 finalists!
The event was terrifically awesome and I suggest you check out these photos by my friend Alex and the MN Beard-Off website!
A special thanks to all who cheered for me at the event, and took pictures, and bought whiskey. It was great to meet so many cool people!
Formica Dinette, wearer of bacon 

<Photo by alex lazara>

Last night at Sauce Spirits and SoundBar in Minneapolis, I participated in the MN Beard-Off. I had a fake beard and it was made of bacon, of course. The bacon was sealed and sewed to a wire-frame. Credit for the bacon beard production goes to my friend, Cousin Pauly!

I was in the freestyle category and was one of 3 finalists!

The event was terrifically awesome and I suggest you check out these photos by my friend Alex and the MN Beard-Off website!

A special thanks to all who cheered for me at the event, and took pictures, and bought whiskey. It was great to meet so many cool people!

Formica Dinette, wearer of bacon 

stuffaboutminneapolis:

Lady with a bacon beard at the Minnesota Beard-Off event at Sauce Spirits and Soundbar in Minneapolis tonight. Photo by Zachamon.
And yes, that is our friend Andy Sturdevant over her right shoulder.

Yes, this is me. And yes, I&#8217;m about to blog about it.

stuffaboutminneapolis:

Lady with a bacon beard at the Minnesota Beard-Off event at Sauce Spirits and Soundbar in Minneapolis tonight. Photo by Zachamon.

And yes, that is our friend Andy Sturdevant over her right shoulder.

Yes, this is me. And yes, I’m about to blog about it.

All your questions answered about me and about my bacon bra! Check that shit out!

Formica Dinette, wearer of bacon

Want to know more about my bacon bra 2.0 or the lady behind it? Jennifer Eolin of Bac’n blogs and BaconFreak has interviewed me and the post is up today! Check it out!

Formica Dinette, wearer of bacon

I&#8217;ve got something important enough to take a break from our regular baconesque post today. Here in Minneapolis, street food vendors are not allowed to park on the streets to sell us delicious, sometimes bacon-filled, tasty food items. There is a hearing TOMORROW. PLEASE ATTEND IF YOU CAN! Here is what Carrie from the Chef Shack has to say about this:
"The Public meeting is coming up, to determine the future of street food inthe greater downtown Mpls area. There is much debate and resistance to this from business owners of the city and warehouse district. For anyone/chef who may be thinking of doing a cart or truck/trailer in the future, this meeting is imperative that people for the movement come out to show their support&#8230; City council members have directly informed me that NOW is the time to push this forward, as it may never again surface in legislation.&#8221;
Details on the meeting:
A public hearing will be held on Monday, March 22, 2010, at the Regulatory, Energy and Environment Committee of the Minneapolis City Council at 1:30 p.m. in Room 317, Minneapolis City Hall. The purpose of this hearing is to gather public comment on the proposed amendments to allow mobile food vehicles in the Minneapolis Downtown Improvement District (DID). These vehicles may offer a wider variety of foods than the food carts currently authorized in downtown. Licensed vehicles would be allowed on approved locations along the public sidewalk or private property. Much of the Hennepin Avenue sidewalk frontage between 5th Street and 9th Street has been determined to be wide enough to allow mobile food vehicles. Other segments of Hennepin Avenue may also be deemed appropriate. Highlights of the Proposed Amendments Include:Mobile food vehicles will be allowed in the Downtown Improvement District.Vehicles may park on sidewalks or private property.Vendors may sell foods that can be prepared on the vehicle.Vendors are required to have a current food license.Vendors are required to submit plans for the vehicle and the location.
So, if you CAN, please, please, please GO and voice support for this amendment!
Love,
Formica Dinette, wearer of bacon

I’ve got something important enough to take a break from our regular baconesque post today. Here in Minneapolis, street food vendors are not allowed to park on the streets to sell us delicious, sometimes bacon-filled, tasty food items. There is a hearing TOMORROW. PLEASE ATTEND IF YOU CAN! Here is what Carrie from the Chef Shack has to say about this:

"The Public meeting is coming up, to determine the future of street food in
the greater downtown Mpls area. There is much debate and resistance to this from business owners of the city and warehouse district. For anyone/chef who may be thinking of doing a cart or truck/trailer in the future, this meeting is imperative that people for the movement come out to show their support… City council members have directly informed me that NOW is the time to push this forward, as it may never again surface in legislation.”

Details on the meeting:

A public hearing will be held on Monday, March 22, 2010, at the Regulatory, Energy and Environment Committee of the Minneapolis City Council at 1:30 p.m. in Room 317, Minneapolis City Hall. The purpose of this hearing is to gather public comment on the proposed amendments to allow mobile food vehicles in the Minneapolis Downtown Improvement District (DID). These vehicles may offer a wider variety of foods than the food carts currently authorized in downtown. Licensed vehicles would be allowed on approved locations along the public sidewalk or private property. Much of the Hennepin Avenue sidewalk frontage between 5th Street and 9th Street has been determined to be wide enough to allow mobile food vehicles. Other segments of Hennepin Avenue may also be deemed appropriate. 

Highlights of the Proposed Amendments Include:
Mobile food vehicles will be allowed in the Downtown Improvement District.
Vehicles may park on sidewalks or private property.
Vendors may sell foods that can be prepared on the vehicle.
Vendors are required to have a current food license.
Vendors are required to submit plans for the vehicle and the location.

So, if you CAN, please, please, please GO and voice support for this amendment!

Love,

Formica Dinette, wearer of bacon

Whoever invented bacon + chocolate was a really smart person. Smarter than Al Gore and whoever invented sliced bread. Seriously. You cannot go wrong with chocolate-covered bacon, bacon chocolate bars, bacon-sundaes, bacon-covered and chocolate-dipped anything (tits?). So every now and again I go to Vosges.com and look at their Bacon + Chocolate section. And I drool. And I wonder if anyone will ever buy me the Bacon + Chocolate gift box. Because someone should. I might even prance around in a bacon bra if they did.

-Formica Dinette, wearer of bacon