Bacon Mania: A Retrospective

Categories: Wake Up Call

January 15, 2007: The Maple Bacon Bar from Voodoo Doughnut in Portland, Oregon, gains even more worldwide fame when it's featured on Anthony Bourdain's No Reservations.

March 29, 2009: Bourbon-bacon ice cream wins best dish at the first Bacon Takedown in Brooklyn, now an annual event.

May 2009: Bacon-flavored vodka is a thing.

March 2010: Bacon craze goes beyond food to fashion with inventions like the bacon bra, made by "bacontarian" Nicky Stein-Grohs, who ate the one-pound finished product after modeling it.

March 2012: Bacon Mania gets full-on crazy with the introduction of a bacon coffin.

August 20, 2013: Celeb Chef David Burke launches his latest concept, Burke's Bacon Bar in Chicago. Vegetarians need not set foot on the premises. (Just kidding -- there's a smoked eggplant "meatball" parm.)

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