Calling all professional and amateur chefs wiling to wallow in a gift of 15 pounds of Hormel Black Label bacon: Matt Timms wants you for the Bacon Takedown on July 15 at
Thirsty Bear Public Works. Timms is based in New York and throws Takedowns around the country.
"Maybe you already knew this, but SF is a pretty food-ish town -- so they didn't even blink when I said, 'Yo dudes, want 15lbs of bacon and make whatever you want?" Timms blogged of last year's local stop. "They just rolled up their sleeves and said, "No big woop, what about we do jam, ice cream, cupcakes, macaroons and also other stuff? Dudes, it really was that awesome."
Last year's top judges' picks included bacon fried chicken with sweet potato biscuits, bacon macaroons with bacon-infused port wine filling, and bourbon bacon jam, while a creation called bacon jalapeño popper tamales stole the people's choice vote.
Chefs may compete solo or in teams; last year's competitors included groups called Bacon Liveration Front and Bacon in the Streets, Pig in the Sheets. Email Timms at firstname.lastname@example.org if you're interested in one of the remaining seven slots to battle with bacon. In the meantime, tickets ($15) to the event are available here.