News & Events

Prepare your taste buds for what’s in store with updates about our newest and tastiest happenings. From new product rollouts to monthly festivals to celebrity chefs in our Cooking School, here’s where you’ll find the latest and greatest information about Central Market.

It's Bacon O'Clock


Bacon is marvelous any time of day. And every time of day. So head to Bacon Fest, fill your cart with all the pork awesomeness we have stocked for you, and make room in your day (and night) for bacon. Here’s a peek at the bacon-filled life you could be living when you visit us at Bacon Fest:

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Beef Bacon Is “Spectacular Occurrence”


I didn’t want Bacon Fest to wind down without talking about one of the more unique bacons we have in store for you: beef bacon. Now, you may be raising a questioning eyebrow at the idea of bovine bacon, but this spin on bacon has recently been spotted on restaurant menus and mentioned by foodies as a flavor not to be missed.  

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Five Interesting Bacon Fest Finds


My recent afternoon spent wandering Bacon Fest was filled with new product discoveries and tasty demos. (Bacon guacamole has now become a “must have” at my house!) That’s one of the things I love about Central Market —there’s always something new to experience! Here are five of my Bacon Fest discoveries that I knew I had to share with you.

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Bacon and Brew Pairings


One of the things that we love about bacon is that it’s a very egalitarian kind of food product. People from all walks of life, cultures, and foodie persuasions appreciate bacon's reputation for being a delicious, hearty food for people on a budget, easy to cook, and gives a wonderful, deep flavor for many simple dishes. Bacon’s full flavor, means that a little can go a long way, and that even straightforward food can be elevated by bacon’s deliciousness.

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Bacon's Sophisticated Cousin: Pork Belly


The Wolf family runs Old Hickory Smokehouse in Lewisburg, TN, where pit masters slow-smoke choice cuts of perfectly seasoned meat in a real smokehouse over smoldering hickory embers until they are juicy, tender and full of flavor. During Bacon Fest we are highlighting the artfully crafted Wolf Family Smoked Pork Belly. Pork belly is the origin of bacon, but when left uncured and not turned into bacon, pork belly delivers an extra rich and meaty flavor experience. 

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Bacon Fest Leaves No Foodie Behind


If your bacon proclivities are rather particular (you don’t eat pork, or you only like round bacon, or local bacon, or you only eat bacon that’s been cooked outdoors), never fear! Bacon Fest is like a big tent of foodie fun, and we have just what you’re looking for. (Or maybe what you didn’t know you were looking for until it landed in your cart!) 

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Bacon: No pork? No problem!


Whether your diet doesn’t include pork, or you’re just looking for new bacon tastes, we have the alternatives you’re looking for: duck, wild boar, beef, and turkey. Here are a few featured products that will bring you the amazingness of bacon — without the pork:

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Revel in Your Love of Bacon


A man in England recently changed his name to Double Bacon Cheeseburger. I am not making this up. The man formerly known as Simon Smith had a cheeseburger crowned with bacon that was so delicious, he decided a name change was in order. And while I admire his dedication to bacon, there are certainly easier ways to revel in your love of pork. 

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Hog Heaven


When pigs fly…into your mouth…you know we’re kicking off Bacon Fest; the glorious two weeks when we celebrate the amazing food that makes everything better. 

 

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What’s Your Bacon Style


For our annual Bacon Fest, we are bringing you more than 75 varieties of specialty and artisan bacons in our Market and Deli, which means you have more than 75 different ways to let your bacon imagination take you beyond breakfast. Here are some basics of bacons to help you get started.

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