At Dorothy Lane Market, the saying goes “happiness is bacon... lots of bacon.”
The store will once again host its annual Baconfest, a weekend of different specialty products and dishes that all have one smoky, salty, eminently cravable ingredient in common.
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Baconfest 2019 is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 26-27, and at all three Dorothy Lane Market stores: in Oakwood, Washington Twp. and Springboro.
Each store will have multiple “sampling stations” or demonstrations of numerous products including Bourbon Salted Chocolate Bacon, Bacon Cheddar Pull-Apart Bread, a Pig Macaron with caramel pecan bacon filling and DLM Cajun Bacon Cheddar Sausage.
Even the wine and beer department is in on the smoky fun. They’ve teamed up with Crooked Handle Brewing to offer a bacon-infused beer they’re developing with DLM.
Representatives from the Flying Pig Marathon will be on hand during select times to team up with coffee roaster Rooted Grounds. The duo will offer a whole bean coffee called the Pig Roast. Proceeds will benefit Flying Pig charities.
Baconfest was launched six years ago “because we were having a terrible winter that year and everyone, including ourselves, were suffering from cabin fever,” Jack Gridley, DLM’s vice president of meat and seafood, told this news outlet in a previous interview. “It seemed like an event that would appeal to the sensory part of the brain and stimulate everyone to come out and gather over the great aromas of bacon.”