‘No-Holds-Barred Bacon Free-for-All’ Comes to Inner Harbor on Saturday

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Maryland Bacon Festival Comes to Inner Harbor on Saturday
You read that right. According to organizer Evan Weinstein, not only are “no holds barred” at the inaugural Maryland Bacon Festival, but it is also going to be a “free-for-all.” If those descriptors don’t drive the point home, Weinstein says the event will have “more bacon than you’ve probably ever seen in your life.”

The event will be held from noon to 10 p.m. Saturday at Rash Field in the Inner Harbor. Tickets are $25. Once admitted, festivalgoers will be greeted by bacon chocolate, bacon donuts, bacon cupcakes, plus of course many savory dishes from “more than 30 area restaurants and food trucks.” WBAL highlighted Blue Grass Tavern’s “bacon chicken and waffles,” which is a “cornbread waffle chock full of bacon” topped by cold-smoked fried chicken with a little “natural cane syrup reduced down with bacon skins and pork stock” for good measure.

The only problem I can foresee (assuming one is not vegetarian, kosher, or halal), is that bacon is so filling, how is anyone going to last more than 20 minutes there? They say there will be things to do there besides wolf down food, but all I want to do after eating more than two pieces of it is go to sleep. Hopefully they’ll have recliners to accommodate attendees who go into food comas.

While you ponder that, let me send you off with a little soaring, paradoxical rhetoric from Weinstein: “Bacon is the meat of the gods. It’s the duct tape of meat.”


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