Monday, March 31, 2014

2014 DC Beer and Bacon Festival

What does bacon go with?  That's right, Beer!  Saturday, April 12, lots of restaurants and bars in the Penn Social community are flinging open their doors to bring you the good stuff.  Places like Art & Soul, Bar Charley, Bar Pilar, Café Saint Ex, Chef Geoff's, and so on.  Your $45 ticket gets you all the sampling you want.   Get on over there.  It's for a good cause.

Friday, March 28, 2014

April First Friday Fireworks on River Street

My friends, fireworks + body of water = double the show! HWYD loves that Savannah has fireworks every month. It's a great experience for adults and kids alike, and River Street is a fantastic venue for a good dinner, an evening stroll through the First Friday activities, and the best free light show around! The fabulous display starts at 9:00pm on Friday.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Baconfest Atlanta at Masquerade Music Park

Last year, Kevin Bacon showed up.  Who knows what this year's Atlanta Baconfest will have it store?!  Go find out on Saturday, March 29, at the Masquerade.  All in support of Dad's Garage Theater, the fest has some great bacon-related stuff happening all day long.  To start, they're cooking 2250 pounds of the good stuff, and they're, um, "pairing" it with PBR.  Not bad.  Carnival games, bands, bacon art, and a silent auction fill out the day.  21 and over, and no dogs we're afraid.  Gates open at 1, and they go till 6p.

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Notes:  Three levels of tickets.  Online they are $25 for parking plus 5 game tickets, 3 beers or 3 cups of bacon.  $45 for unlimited games, beer, and bacon, and a whole hog VIP treatment for $85 to get access to the gourmet BBQ, specialty beer, and T-Shirt.  At the door, add $10 for all levels.
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Sunday, March 23, 2014

Garlic Bacon Spinach Deviled Eggs

Bacon makes everything better, and our deviled egg recipe is no exception. Bring a smile to everyone's face with the sweet surprise of bacon in this ubiquitous favorite of American cuisine. HWYD and Bacon Adoration founders, Stephen and Andrea Bourne, have created a delectable twist on what will be a supreme treat for you forever more. Read more for the recipe!

Bacon Pecan Cashew Gems with Cream and Goat Cheeses

Bacon and Cheese? Priceless. These amazing bite-sized gems are fantastic hors d'oeuvres to pull out for guests or simply to keep on hand for a mid-day (or midnight!) snack. HWYD and Bacon Adoration founders, Stephen and Andrea Bourne, have created these easy, gourmet, pack-the-perfect-punch delicacies just for you. Read more for the recipe!

Black Rice and Bacon with Roasted Tomatillo Salsa

Black rice is touted as a super food, so why not make it more super with BACON? Oh yeah, baby, this bad boy has it all - black rice, spinach, tomato and tomatillo salsas, and low fat sour cream. HWYD and Bacon Adoration founders, Stephen and Andrea Bourne, have created this inventive dish that is incredible served by itself or alongside a nice tilapia or shredded chicken dish. Read more for the recipe!

Five-Minute Microwave Bacon-Wrapped Poached Egg

This is so ridiculously easy and incredibly delicious and an elegant way to enjoy your breakfast or burnch. HWYD and Bacon Adoration founders, Stephen and Andrea Bourne, have created this piece-of-cake one-dish bacon wonder just for you. Read more for the recipe!

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Bacon Peanut Heaven Mélange

This. Is. To. Die. For. A spicy, sweet, and delicious bacon ensemble which will make you OH-so popular. Serve as a snack, an appetizer, or a garnish for an rich entrée or side dish like rice. HWYD and Bacon Adoration founders, Stephen and Andrea Bourne, have created this easy-to-throw-together powerhouse of taste and crunch for your dining pleasure. Read more for the recipe!

Pecan-Encrusted Agave Amaretto Maple Bacon

Goodness gracious! This may be THE thing you find today that changes your life forever! Bacon. Pecans. Agave Amaretto Maple Syrup. Jeez Louise! HWYD and Bacon Adoration founders, Stephen and Andrea Bourne, have created this fast and simple twist on an otherwise hum-drum breakfast or brunch. Read more for the recipe!

Bacon-Date CousCous with Feta and Basil

This could soooo be one of those knock-it-out-of-the-park vegetarian dishes if it weren't for the mouth-watering deliciousness of crispy hunks of bacon. This unassuming side dish will knock your socks off! Turn a filling staple food of couscous and feta into a wow-wow-wow blend of sweetness and soul. HWYD and Bacon Adoration founders, Stephen and Andrea Bourne, have created this scrumptious dish that will become an event to remember. Read more for the recipe!

Friday, March 21, 2014

Spicy Bacon-Wrapped Pork Tenderloin

What's better than pork on pork? Not much, my friend! Treat your taste buds to a five-star, easy-as-sin, gorgeous home-cooked meal starring our Spicy Bacon-Wrapped Pork Tenderloin. HWYD and Bacon Adoration founders, Stephen and Andrea Bourne, have created this mouth-watering bit of joy in the world just for you. Read more for the recipe!

Pineapple-Bacon Savory Sweet Curry

Savory and sweet and all things amazing, why not stay in for a meal and make this talk-of-the-town treat? Our Pineapple-Bacon Savory Sweet Curry leaves you craving more. HWYD and Bacon Adoration founders, Stephen and Andrea Bourne, have created this drool-worthy delight just for you. Read more for the recipe!

Friday, March 14, 2014

Risotto ai Frutti di Mare at Sotto Sotto

A staple of the Inman Park cuisine scene, Sotto Sotto never disappoints with a traditional and refined interpretation of Northern Italy's best dishes.  The seafood risotto is a staple in an ever updating menu.  Carnaroli rice prepared in a reduced stock and covering clams, mussels, scallops, shrimp, and calamari.  Brilliant!

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Matthew McConaughey takes it seriously, and does it well!

Mathew McConaughey is a whole new guy these days.  Truly committed to his craft, and winning Oscars as a result.  His recent role as an AIDS ravaged cowboy in Dallas Buyers Club was agreed by all as the Oscar performance of the year.  And, it's a far cry from the, er, lighter roles McConaughey was deeply in a rut playing.  We wondered what other actors have taken more serious roles in the past, to great acclaim.  Luckily, has us covered, with a top 10 list to boot.  Will Ferrell, Jim Carrey, even Adam Sandler.  Check it out in the read more button.  And go see Dallas Buyers Club.  An important film for our times.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Gravity - Best Visual Effects and Directing Oscar Winner

Winner of Best Director and Best Visual Effects Oscars, Gravity has reopened in select theaters recently.  If you didn't see it already, it's worth a look.  Confounding and haunting, the film has a scope that's small in timeline and endeavor, but huge in consequence.  To avoid any spoilers, we'll just say it's astronauts working to get home. But just how they do it, and the visual, emotional, physical - pick an adjective really - impact is staggering.  Check it out today!

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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

12 Years a Slave wins Best Picture Oscar

Universally acclaimed, and recent winner of the Oscar for Best Picture, it's a great idea to revisit 12 Years a Slave.  It's showing in theaters again briefly after the Oscar win.  Be sure to be ready for a gut wrenching performance. Here's a synopsis from the website:  "In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity."

Monday, March 3, 2014

Free Screening of Casablanca at Regal Atlantic Station

Play it again Sam. Turner Classic Movies is hosting a free screening of Casablanca on Tuesday at Atlantic Station. Get free tickets at TCMs website.

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Notes: Part of Turner Classic Movies 20th anniversary.
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