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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Pancakes + Bacon 4-Ever


Everybody knows Pancakes and Bacon are BFFs. We see them hanging out together all the time, especially on weekends. So we couldn’t very well host a proper Bacon Fest without inviting Pancakes.  And, boy, are we glad we did.

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Sprinkle Bacon on Anything & Everything


Fragrant and flavorful Amola Bacon Salt is a versatile table salt (and a Central Market exclusive!) made with only two ingredients — sea salt and pork. It provides food with a smoky, meaty pork flavor, and let me tell you, it’s the real deal: real bacon, real sea salt, real tasty. 

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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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How do you say bacon in Spanish? “Delicious!”


The famous Spanish Ibérico pigs — also called Pata Negra, which translates to black hoof — have roamed the old growth oak forests of the Salamanca and Cordoba mountains in western Spain for hundreds of years, eating wild herbs and acorns. This idyllic setting and regional diet results in the exquisite Jamón Ibérico, a rich, nutty pork meat hailed as the finest in the world.  

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Four Steps to Good Grillin'


Grilling is one of the easiest, quickest -- and tastiest -- ways to cook fish, including the stars of our Hawaiian Seafood Celebration. The sturdier and fattier fish, like Tuna and Swordfish, really grill beautifully. Mahi Mahi, Monchong, Opah and Kampachi are also totally grill-worthy, so fire up the flame (It’s February in Texas, for goodness sake!), and let’s get grilling!

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Oscar Worthy Concession Stand


If you are a award show fan like I am, then you know this weekend is the big one. The Academy Awards. And this means, I am currently in the process of getting ready for my annual Oscars viewing party. Prepping ballots for my guest to vote on, double checking I have my DVR set to all the right times, and most importantly planning the menu.

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