Bacon maple donut. Not related to this post, but we thought we'd share.

“The Chunky Pig” — that’s right folks, the latest creation in the dessert department is a mixture of meat and sweet, blending together America’s favorite breakfast item with America’s favorite pastry. Huh, just in time for some nods to nationalistic gastronomic pride. read more »

bacon milkshakeDid you know that if you try to say “beer can” in a pseudo-British accent, you’re also simultaneously attempting to say “bacon” in a pseudo-Jamaican accent?

Okay, that has absolutely nothing to do with the topic, but hey, we mentioned “bacon”, which is the star of this rather interesting bit of news that fast-food chain restaurant Jack In the Box has released to the public. We, the American population that is currently battling the debilitating effects of obesity and other sorts of lovely cardiovascular diseases, are now handed the limited offer of trying bacon milkshakes.

Vegans and vegetarians alike are already retching. The gagging sounds are echoing especially in the Berkeley community, where it’s almost an unforgivable sin to not know what a vegan is or eat cinnamon rolls that aren’t from Cinnaholic.

No, but really, we don’t think that you need to be vegan or vegetarian in order to be giving the computer screen a sideways look of mild disgust. Yes, yes, we get that bacon is revered by all you carnivores, that there are even bacon aficionados who somehow manage to come up with 20+ original ways to enjoy bacon. Apparently bacon milkshakes aren’t exactly brand-new either. Bacon is delicious, we have established that.

However, the Clog is giving a look of we-don’t-know-what-to-make-of-this rather than a look of rapturous delight. read more »

The Clog loves food trucks, and we try to frequent Off the Grid and keep up with the dizzying world of on-the-go gourmet. So we decided to sit down and make a list of just five food trucks that we want to try.

    bacon1.  Bacon Bacon. Let’s begin with bacon, after all, bacon = breakfast, the first meal of the day. And it’s exactly what it sounds like, bacon everything, bacon all the time. Plus, if there’s one thing we love about the gourmet scene, it’s the comeback of bacon. While reading their menu, we proceeded feel a pang in our stomachs that only a lack of bacon brings. The Grilled Cheese, a simple take with something extra (you guessed it – bacon! As well as tomato, and “bacon jam”…what is that?). The LGBT (love the name), featuring little gem lettuce, goat cheese, bacon and tomato – essentially, all of our favorite things. read more »

baconThis Sunday is Bay to Breakers‘ centennial celebration: One hundred years of evolution have fine-tuned the 12K footrace into a handy excuse to dress up and start drinking at 6 AM. Truly, transformation at its finest.

Those of us able to get our exhausted, post-finals-partying asses out to the city this weekend will get to revel at pirates and human crayons, smurfs, grapes, walking bacon strips and on and on. There’ll be people dressed as bears chasing people dressed as salmon “upstream” (backwards on the race course), and of course San Francisco’s premiere collection of wrinkling nudists will read more »