BaconFest 2010

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  • Bacon Lust Published 2/24/2010 at 12:36 p.m. 1 comment

    Ah, the temptress. Smoky. Sultry. Sizzling. The scent, the texture, it cannot be ignored. One slip, a nibble. It is never enough. Another, and another, and another.

  • Laura Sohn Can Bring on the Bacon Published 2/24/2010 at 12:35 p.m. 0 comments

    Were there an East Tennessee Power of Bacon traveling display, Laura Sohn would be Exhibit A. Owner of Mockingbird Events since September, she’s co-founder of Knoxville’s BaconFest, which is going public for the first time this weekend.

  • Bacon's Appalachian Ties Published 2/24/2010 at 12:35 p.m. 0 comments

    Laura Sohn and Knoxville are by no means the first to have a BaconFest—no one seems to be claiming that honor, but there are certainly pre-existing bacon festivals in Portland, Ore., Kansas City, San Francisco, and as a benefit for ...

  • Local Knoxvillians Makin' Bacon Published 2/24/2010 at 12:34 p.m. 0 comments

    Maybe there are some people coming to BaconFest 2010 who don’t have at least a little crush on bacon. But Lindsay Beeson, who will be providing bacon toffee candy bars, bacon toffee ice cream in maple cones, and bacon bourbon ...

  • Allan Benton’s Blessed Bacon Published 2/24/2010 at 12:34 p.m. 0 comments

    It never ceases to amaze Allan Benton. Like when he’s siting in the doctor’s office, leafing through an old Bon Appetit magazine, and sees a list of 12 Best Restaurants. “Four of them were our customers,” recalls Benton. “We’re just ...

  • Sidebar: Bacon Pimps Published 2/24/2010 at 12:33 p.m. 0 comments

    "I’m like Will Rodgers of bacon... I never met a pig I didn’t like!" —Mike McGill, bluegrass honky tonk musician who will play BaconFest

  • Sidebar: Fry It Up In a Pan? Published 2/24/2010 at 12:33 p.m. 0 comments

    Local and regional bacon fiends say definitely do try these recipes at home:

  • Dates and Locations for Baconfest 2010 Published 2/24/2010 at 12:30 p.m. 0 comments

    Here's the skinny on Baconfest 2010:

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