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MMMMM BACON! 3 things we can’t wait to get our hands on at Bacon Fest 

If you love bacon, this event will blow your mind and your tastebuds.

The the sixth annual Bacon Fest is set for 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18 at Fraze Pavilion, 695 Lincoln Park Boulevard, Kettering. 

The event challenges restaurants to provide innovative and tried-and-true recipes featuring bacon. A dozen restaurants will participate in this year’s festival. 

We’ve been studying the menus to map out our eating strategy. These 3 dishes have us dreaming happy bacon dreams. 

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 1776 Grill

• Bacon stuffed garlic toast grilled cheese, $6 

• Garlic Toast Grilled Cheese (GTGC), $3 

• Assorted chips, $1

This bacon stuffed garlic toast grilled cheese will be on the menu at Bacon Fest 2018 at the 1776 Grill. SOURCE: 1776 GRILL FACEBOOK


Sweet-Umms Chocolatier

• Chocolate covered bacon, $3 each

• Strawberry Bacon Dream Cake, $6

Chocolate-covered bacon from Sweet-Umms Chocolatier will be available once again at Bacon Fest 2018. SOURCE: SWEET-UMMS FACEBOOK
Chocolate or White Chocolate Covered Bacon and Sweet Potato Bacon Dream Cake was served by Sweet-Umms Chocolatier during Bacon Fest 2017 at the Fraze Pavilion. CONTRIBUTED
Photo: Contributing Writer

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El Meson

• Chicken or beef and bacon nachos: homemade corn chips smothered with shredded chicken, bacon, caramelized onion, salsa and queso blanco, $7

• Bacon Burger Bomb Empanadas: filled with bacon, beef, cheese and potato, $4 

• Cracked Out Tot-Chos: with bacon, queso blanco, shredded cheese and salsa, $7

• Chicken and bacon bowls: chicken, Rice, beans, lettuce, sour cream, cheese and salsa,  $8

• Chicken taco: lettuce, rice, cheese, sour cream and salsa, $4 each or  two for $7

• Fish taco: mango salsa, sour cream and bacon, $5 each or two for $9

• Arepa: sweet corn cakes with melted cheese and bacon, $6

• Bacon guacamole and chips,  $7

• Bourbon bacon brittle, $5

• Churros, three for $5 or three for $7 with bacon 


🥓Amber Rose Restaurant and Catering

• Bacon Cheddar Pierogies, 2 for $4

• White cheddar Applewood smoked bacon Mac & cheese, $4

• Applewood smoked bacon cheddar French fries, $6 Large 

• Jalapeno bacon carnitas nachos, $8

🥓 Archer's Tavern

• Bacon wrapped chili hot dogs (with cheese and onions), $6

• Bacon wrapped peanut butter and jelly hot dogs, $6

• Bacon wrapped hot dogs, $3

🥓Basil's On Market in Dayton 

• Bacon and smoked Gouda mac and cheese, $5

• Pulled pork tacos with bacon slaw, $5 each

• Buffalo wings, $5 for six

• BBQ corn on the cob,  $3

🥓Basil's on Market  in Troy

Corn on cobb with bacon garlic butter,  $3

• Smothered bacon and Gouda French fries, $5

•"Top Dog" hot dog loaded with bacon and cheese sauce with chips,  $5

• Garlic Parm Wings, $5 for six

🥓 Dewberry 1850 

• Bacon Pound Cake: citrus bacon pound cake, bacon & tomato jam, $3

• “Chicken & Waffles”: waffle fries, Cotswold cheese fondue, shredded chicken and crumbled smoked bacon, $3

• Country green beans: sautéed green beans, red onions & smoked bacon, $2

🥓 The Dock Food and Spirits

• Bacon wrapped crab balls with lobster sherry sauce

• Salmon BLT taco with smoked bacon Aioli

• Cheesy Bacon Fries

•Bacon cheesecake with chocolate ganache

🥓 Duck Donuts

• Maple Glazed Bacon Donuts

🥓Giovanni's Fairborn

• Meatlover's Pizza, $5 

• Bacon meatball burger, $5

• Loaded bacon roasted potatoes, $4
• Garlic Parmesan corn on the cob,  $3
• Strawberry Cannoli cone,  $4
• Bacon lasagna, $4

🥓Marion's Piazza

• Bacon pizza slice, $3

• Whole pies available to go for $15

🥓Ritter's Frozen Custard in Kettering

• Five different Sundaes and four different Gelato options, $5 each

• Small dish of frozen custard or Italian ice, $3 each

• Sweetened Bacon Bits can be added to any item.


What: Bacon Fest 2018 

When: 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18 

Where: Fraze Pavilion, 695 Lincoln Park Blvd., Kettering

Cost: Admission is free 

More info: FacebookWebsite 

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