International Bacon Day is more important than Valentine’s, Groundhog and Arbor days combined. It’s a magical celebration when we unite in the shared love of salted, slow-cooked swine and sing anthems in the name of ribbon meat. Or we just order double bacon at brunch, whatevs. Dallas Bites! Food Tours agrees in taking the road most excessive, so they’ve built an entire afternoon of bacon adventure, and you can join them. On the day’s menu are: bacon pizza, bacon BLTs, bacon-wrapped pork shanks with chipotle-cider glaze, nectarine relish, maple and bacon Elvis doughnuts, bacon ice cream, chocolate bacon, a sweet corn cupcake with gouda and bacon frosting, a how-to on proper bacon preparation and bacon-infused bloody marys for boozy lubrication. Your $55 ticket gets you a seat on the pork wagon (a private party bus), samples and drinks 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Pay up at dallasbitesfoodtours.com.
Sat., Aug. 31, 2013