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Yelp OC got Baconated!



Ever had a bacon hangover? This morning yelpers throughout the Southland are experiencing one first hand after a Thursday night of bacon-lovin' fun at Yelp OC's Sizzlin' Bacon Bash! Not only was it a smorgasbord of Orange County's best baconated restaurants, it was also a special preview night of the OC Fair, with one very special guest…the one, the only, Weird Al Yankovic! And, in the famous words of Weird Al, himself, yelpers did Eat It!

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While some yelpers were getting down on the gooey, tasty, bacony, bacon mac n' cheese from Beachwood BBQ, others made a beeline for the bar to be amongst the first select few in the state to lay their taste buds upon the pure happiness that is Bakon Vodka (in the Bakon-Chocolate martini, no less)! For those stickin' to tradition, Maker's Mark poured up some of the best Maker's Mary drinks around…with Bacon Salt rimmed glasses, of course. While Hi-Time Wine Cellar served up some expertly paired wines to go with the bacon overload and Mr Kegs made sure the beer lovers weren't left out either with their endless supply of Pyramid brews!

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Yelpers aren't ones to stick to tradition alone though, good thing there was plenty available for the adventurous eaters as well…chocolate-dipped bacon, anyone? Not just that, Chicken Charlie's deep fryer was churning out zucchini weenies and deep-fried Oreos faster than you could say heartattack. Bacon candy and M'oink balls were in full effect from BigMista's BBQ, and Mother's Market made sure that even the vegetarians were taken care of at this event with their vegan, tempeh Fakin' Bacon.  A big hit of the night was the 50/50 burger from Slater's 50/50. What's the 50/50 stand for, you ask? Well, that's 50% beef and 50%….wait for it….wait for it….bacon!

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And of course, as they say, pics or it didn't happen. Well, it did and was well documented by the supremely talented Antonio from Lovin' Life Photography and the coolest guy around, Jay from Red Cheese Photo Booth! Yelpers who survived the night are already talking about the now legendary evening filled with bacon, Weird Al, funnel cake eating contests (check the link for videos!), and more bacon. Check out the reviews of the Bacon Bash on Yelp and all of the pics on Flickr!

Until next time… peace, love and bacon grease!

Hazel Q

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