Calling all procrastinators! The last few days to buy Christmas gifts on the internet are screaming by at lightning speeds. If you wait too much longer, then you’ll be forced to leave the cozy confines of your home and venture out into the retail sea of craziness. So to avoid any confusion and/or disappoinment for the BBQ Addict in your life, we’re publicly declaring that all Bacon Explosion orders must be received by 1:00 pm Central time on Monday, December 21st, for us to guarantee delivery in time for Christmas. Although if you’re a fellow midwesterner, then you may be able to squeak out another day or two.
Now that we’re close to a week after International Bacon Day and my own personal 24 hour bacon feast, the salt induced swelling in my fingers has finally subsided enough to announce the winners of our Bacon Day Giveaways. If you follow me on Twitter (@BBQAddictsJason), then you were lucky enough to have a few extra chances to score a Bacon Day Goodie Bag. Thanks to everyone who participate in the bacon trivia contest, the bacon scavenger hunt, and the bacon raffle. Before we announce all of the winners, I also want to thank theotherwhitemeat.com for hooking us up with the awesome Bacon Goodie Bags containing a bacon gift certificate, a bacon cookbook, bacon bandages, bacon seasoning, and bacon candy. Without further ado, here are the winners…
The last Saturday before Labor Day is almost upon us, which means we’re getting close to the porkiest holiday the world has to offer. For those not in the know, I’m talking about International Bacon Day. It’s the one day a year that the citizens of Earth put aside their differences and bask in the glory of the world’s most perfect food. Okay, so maybe it’s not quite to that level yet, but you can certainly do your part by partaking in a bacon feast…and score some free bacon schwag for doing so!!!
Calling all Kansas City bacon lovers…do you have plan this weekend? Even if you do, we’ve got the perfect reason to move that family reunion down to the West Bottoms. The Rehabilitation Institute of Kansas City is hosting their first ever Bacon-Fest on Saturday, August 28th. Guests will enjoy live music with a special performance by Bacon Shoe, bacon-centered food samplings by local restaurants (including The Original Bacon Explosion), signature bacon cocktails, a Bacon Eating Contest, a Best Bacon Recipe Contest and more!
To talk about traditional low & slow BBQ most people would assume that it ends just at the Canada US border. However the Canadian Competitive BBQ scene though is alive and well. From coast to coast Canadians are putting their own unique spin on traditional low and slow style of BBQ.
Ever since that fateful day when we presented our Bacon Explosion™ recipe to the world, we’ve been inundated with emails, tweets, and Facebook messages from people who want to enjoy the true barbecue flavor that our original recipe calls for, but don’t have the time or means to smoke one themselves. As we announced at the Great American Barbecue, we’ve been working diligently to create a fully cooked, pre-smoked, heat and eat Bacon Explosion™ using our official Burnt Finger BBQ sauce and rub. Our hard work has finally paid off, and we’re now proud to announce our official retail launch. Behold, The Original Bacon Explosion™!!!
Posted by Jason on June 22, 2009
Perhaps the most eloquent description of the 4th of July was delivered by Apu from The Simpsons when he muttered to Homer: “What better way to celebrate the birth of your country then by blowing up a small piece of it!” It just so happens that I agree with Apu, but he failed to mention to the other two ingredients for successful 4th…barbecue and booze. We’d love to be able to ship you a case of Bakon Vodka and artillery shells, but Federal regulations prevail. Instead, we’re hooking you up with some barbecue related freebies, courtesy of Sara Lee, to make sure your Independence Day meat feast goes off with a bang!
For those of us that collect barbecue books, the past week has been one for the record books. First we have Paul Kirk’s and Ardie Davis’ new publication, of which BBQ Addicts offered an exclusive sneak peek months ago, and now we’ve got Chis Lilly releasing Big Bob Gibson’s BBQ Book: Recipes and Secrets from a Legendary Barbecue Joint. For those of you not familiar with Mr. Lilly, he’s the executive chef at the legendary Big Bob Gibson Bar-B-Q restaurants in Decatur, AL and one of the most decorated competition cooks to ever step foot on the circuit. He’s won the World Championship BBQ Cook-Off 10 out of 11 years alongside 6 world titles at Memphis in May, and now he’s sharing the secret family recipes that made it all possible.
With the launch of our Bacon Explosion recipe we invited our readers to send us pictures of their family and friends enjoying the Bacon Explosion experience. Little did we know that thousands of you would actually take us up on the offer and flood our inbox with links, photos, movies and stories. Needless to say it’s been quite the task, but we’ve finally sorted through all of the emails, tweets and messages to bring you some of our favorite submissions.
A couple weekends ago, the BBQ Addicts crew ventured to Des Moines, IA for the second annual Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival. I’ve just got one word for this event: Awesome! Well, two words: Awesome Bacon! Approximately 300 bacon fanatics came to the event and Brooks Reynolds (one of the Bacon Overlords of the event) invited us up to cook 30 or so Bacon Explosions for the crowd.