Photo Essay: The Big Bite Bacon Fest

BigMista's beans with two yummy pieces of 'pig candy' on top. Photo by Ed Simon for The Los Angeles Beat.Last Saturday The Queen Mary in Long Beach was home to The Big Bite Bacon Fest. Meat Inc. served Bacon Candy, brussel sprouts with bacon and bacon-wrapped meatballs, all pulled from a very impressive smoker. If there were a Mr. Congeniality award, it would have gone to Big Mista’s, who brought bacon beans and their own version of Bacon Candy. Dia de los Puercos was popular with the crowd and the line seemed never-ending. Slater’s 50/50 wowed the crowd with one of the heartier dishes, 1/4 bacon cheeseburger with egg.

There was a surprising amount of desserts, some of the most interesting being delicious bacon bundt cake, a bacon pop tart and bacon sundaes. Two of the vendors who eschewed bacon were personal favorites, a banana pudding cheesecake and peach cobbler. A well-curated selection of microbrews, which included local favorite Angel City Brewing, kept us hydrated. For more on the competition, see Big Bite Bacon Fest Brings Porky Goodness to The Queen Mary.

Photo essay after the jump

Elise Thompson

About Elise Thompson

Born and raised in the great city of Los Angeles, this food, culture and music-loving punk rock angeleno wants to turn you on to all that is funky, delicious and weird in the city. While Elise holds down the fort, her adventurous alter ego Kiki Maraschino is known to roam the country in search of catfish.
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