man, i love being Yelp Elite! two days ago i just so happened to check my emails the same moment that Yelp sent out a message saying they had a few tickets for Bacon Takedown. the first few people to reply to the email claiming that they can confidently make the event would get the tickets. how could i pass up the opportunity to eat all things bacon for free? the answer: i couldn't! must. have. bacon! my reply was "i can absolutely be a guest to Bacon Takedown" and got a confirmation yesterday for me +1. i took Kim because she probably loves bacon more than i do, as she's got t-shirts with bacon on them.
if you couldn't already tell, Bacon Takedown is a competition involving that salty, fat laden pork goodness we all know as bacon. essentially it's a cooking competition for all things creatively involving said ingredient.
-bacon waffle with coconut chicken
-pork belly slider
-quinoa with black beans and bacon
-bacon yakitori (which was skewered meat balls one served German style with thousand island dressing and saurkraut, and one served Korean style with some sort of aioli and nori)
-bacon blue cheese burger wrapped in bacon served with a sriracha aioli
-bacon bourbon caramel with pecans
-bacon pixie sticks (actually pretty inventive and surprisingly good. would like to see this on the rim of bacon inspired cocktails)
we were supposed to vote for our favorite sample and for me the winner was #11 the bacon smores. they had a thin cookie on the bottom, slice of bacon, toasted bacon marshmallow (amazing!!), drizzled with caramel. holy hell i could eat those marshmallows forever. their sign said "s'more bacon please," which i also found creative.