You may have never thought to infuse bacon, caramel and bourbon into a milkshake, but I bet now that you know it exists, you’re heading to Red Robin for dinner. The chain announced that they will be offering a Beam-N-Bacon Boozy Shake which will include Jim Beam’s maple bourbon, caramel, bacon bits, vanilla ice cream, and a strip of candied bacon as a stirrer. If you want to try one of these sinful concoctions, you have until November 2nd when this limited time item will disappear.
(USA Today via Consumerist)
Bacon is one of the most beautiful specimens of meat. Its taste and smell are matched only by its appearance, but Instructables user PenfoldPlant figured out how to make the breakfast treat look even more appealing by turning it into a Moebius strip. You’ll need patience and, most importantly, meat glue – the name for an enzyme called transglutaminase. Once you get the process of making the strips down, I’m pretty sure the next step is taking over the world.
Get the full how-to at Instructables.
Having just seen what’s on the menu at Brutus in Montreal, I may be booking a trip very, very soon.
This new place of your bacon dreams is the brainchild of Anthoni Jodoin, who understands that bacon really is the food of the gods and found a way to work it into everything. The food, the drinks, the donuts. Everything.
The menu boasts dishes like Jägermeister poutine, a 100% bacon sausage hot dog, bacon sushi (which is not raw bacon, I promise) and Brisures de Bacon or chocolate bacon cookies.
All I know is, I want to live there.
Head after the break to see a selection of these masterpieces.
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This isn’t a prototype but an actual motorcycle commissioned by meat company Hormel and it runs on bacon grease fuel. It was featured in a documentary titled Driven by Bacon and is called the Hormel Black Label Bacon Motorcycle. The bike runs on B-100 biodiesel which is made from bacon waste and runs about $3.50 a gallon and, yes, it does leave behind the smell of bacon as you cruise down the street. They’re looking for volunteers to drive it from Austin, MN to San Diego, CA if you’re up for the job.
See more pictures after the break.
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The Lone Star tick is an annoying little bloodsucker that’s indigenous to the Midwest and the Eastern U.S. Its bite, believe it or not, has the unique side effect of turning its human victims into vegetarians.
Apparently this little guy contains a certain kind of sugar called Galactose-alpha-1,3-galactose, or alpha-gal, that’s also found in red meat and some dairy products. When a person is bitten, that person’s immune system creates antibodies to that particular sugar, thus resulting in a mild or downright severe allergic reaction to meaty dishes. A doctor in Virginia noted that he sees “two to three new cases every week.” He also notes that some patients recover over time.
Now, I know this sounds crazy, but I’m thinking this might be a conspiracy between cows and ticks. I mean, it’s the only thing that makes sense, right? It has to be the work of the Illu-Moo-nati!
(NBC New York via FoodBeast)
If you haven’t noticed, we are a country obsessed with bacon. People are constantly making bizarre food combos and incorporating its signature scent into things like air fresheners. To poke fun at our obsession, Mad Magazine has designed a product for the ultimate bacon fan. Behold, the Bacon Bed. Imagine rolling over in the mornings to take a few bites for breakfast or just bask in the constant smell of pork.
I wouldn’t be surprised if this became an actual product.
I can’t explain the logic behind Reebok making bacon… save for the fact that bacon is tasty, but still, this makes zero sense. Yes, Reebok makes shoes and bacon now. Deal with it, world.
Actually, the bacon is sourced by U.S. Wellness Meats, and it doesn’t have any nitrates, sweeteners or MSG and they are not cured. The bacon was passed out to folks who participated in the Reebok CrossFit Games. You probably won’t see Reebok bacon in supermarkets anytime soon, but if you’d like to learn more about it, or if you’d like to sign up for updates about where Reebok might distribute the bacon next, head on over to Reebok.com.
(via Cool Material)
(Mega Meat Dogs via Three Dogs BBQ)
There’s no wrong time to ever enjoy a good, old-fashioned hot dog but there is also never a wrong time to explore creative possibilities with the classic food. In fact, July is probably the best month to let your hot dog dreams loose since its National Hot Dog Month!
What better time is there to go a little extreme with your dog or maybe show off your geeky side and add a pop culture theme to your food? After the break see some of the most intense hot dogs that you can try making to celebrate this doggone month!
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The Vulgar Chef strikes again.
Nick of Dude Foods has an ample amount of bacon lying around his kitchen thanks to the Farmland Bacon Club so, naturally, he incorporated that crispy pork goodness into a crazy new dish. It involves adding maple flavored bacon to some chicken wings. He tossed the bacon into a blender and then he brushed non-breaded chicken with maple syrup and crumbled all that delicious bacon on top. The result looks pretty darn tasty!
Check out the full recipe at Dude Foods.