13 May Five Fabulous Cities for Bacon Lovers
I am not sure exactly when or how it happened but finally, bacon is starting to get the attention and adoration that it so deserves. Whether you love bacon that is wimpy or fried to a crisp, you will find a new appreciation for each of these five cities. When you see the social status of bacon in each of these hip pork-loving American towns, you might even want to relocate!
Five U.S. Based Cities that Love Bacon
It is no surprise that bacon is popular since the average American consumes nearly eighteen pounds of it per year… that is the equivalent to nearly 18 billion pounds annually! If that doesn’t amaze you, expect to be surprised or at least entertained, at the unique way these five cities show their love of bacon.
#1 Los Angeles, California – Head over Hoof in Love with Bacon
Second only to New York City in terms of bacon consumption across the United States, Los Angeles, California has had more than one feature on the popular television show called ‘United States of Bacon‘. This bacon loving town is also home of numerous festivals and events that celebrate their love affair with this salty treat, including the LA Bacon Festival and annual Bacon Social. Also home of the website, BaconFreak.com, Los Angeles natives and tourists can easily find delicious bacon inspired meals and treats in local restaurants such as bacon-wrapped bacon and popcorn bacon. You can also find bacon desserts such as ‘bacon crack’, named for those who cannot get enough bacon. Before leaving town, try some delectable bacon ice cream from the Sweet Rose Bakery.
#2 Chicago, Illinois – Big Love for Bacon
Chicago natives know good food when they taste it, especially dishes and desserts inspired by a love of bacon. Known for their deep dish pizzas, or deep dish bacon pizzas in our case, Chicago, Illinois is number five on the list of U.S. cities in terms of bacon consumption and has also appeared several times on the show ‘United States of Bacon‘. You will have no trouble finding kindred spirits for which to celebrate your love of bacon, as there are many festivals held in the honor of this all-American food choice. Visit Chicago during the Baconfest or the Beer and Bacon Fest …or stop by Paddy Long’s bacon-themed restaurant for an unforgettable bacon experience. If you are a die hard bacon fan, you might even want to stop by Fargginay’s, a Chicago-based company that has successfully captured the terrific smell of bacon …in cologne form! Now that’s dedication to bacon!
#3 New York, New York – Always Hankering for Bacon
By now you can already see that the love of bacon is becoming widespread but New York, New York is taking bacon adoration to a new level! This is really no surprise since New Yorkers now consume more bacon than any other group across the United States. When you visit New York, New York, you will see bacon also used as garnishes, toppings and desserts in restaurants that are completely devoted to this fabulous American food. The more popular bacon restaurants in New York include Baconery and Crif Dogs, known for fabulous bacon-wrapped hot dogs, and Traif , the perfect choice when you’re craving a fresh bacon doughnut. If you plan ahead, you can easily enjoy some of New York’s bacon inspired festivals such as the Bacon Bash or Baconfest, where bacon consuming locals and tourists celebrate their love of pork.
#4 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – City of Bacon… Kevin Bacon
Formerly made popular by the famous cheese steak sandwich and delectable cheesecake, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is quickly gaining a reputation based on bacon consumption. This American city is number six on the bacon market consumption list and home to popular actor, Kevin Bacon… whoa! This cannot be a coincidence! If you happen to be in Philadelphia during their annual Bacon Fest, you might even get to say hello. Some popular bacon offerings found in this U.S. city include deep fried oysters with bacon aioli from Cochon, or bacon tacos from PYT… where the shells are actually made of bacon!
#5 Portland, Oregon – Can’t Say No to Bacon
The people of Portland, Oregon love their food… especially bacon! It is no surprise that Portland has a special group you can join called the Bacon Lovers of Oregon which meets to discuss the addictive qualities of this food. This American city is also the home of bacn.com, a website featuring great goodies and gifts such as bacon coffee and bacon inspired clothing. Know a deserving bacon admirer? Sign them up for the bacon of the month club. Popular bacon festivals held in Portland, Oregon include the Bacon Cup, PDX Baconfest, and the popular event, Bacon and Bourbon.
These are just a few of the many American cities that adore the flavor of scrumptious bacon on a number of traditional and nontraditional food choices. How much does your city love the delectable and addictive taste of bacon?