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Bacon Off Orlando 2012

Today I had the privilege to attend Bacon Off Orlando. A battle between two of Orlando’s award winning food trucks; Big Wheel Truck and the C&S Brisket Bus. They placed their house cured and house smoked bacon head to head for Central Floridians to choose the best bacon. This made for the ultimate father’s day gift! Given it was a day to celebrate dad–I did just that. I took my dad to Bacon Off Orlando.

The first truck my dad and I visisted was Big Wheel Truck. Like any food truck event there are lines. So while we waited in line I encouraged my dad to go grab a beer and come back in line. He came back in line and in no time we had our first bacon platter to try.

Top Left corner: Bacon Platter from Big Wheel Truck

Top Right Corner: Creamy Bacon Polenta w/ Big Wheel Provisions Bacon lardon & redeye gravy

Bottom Left Corner: Local Berkshire Brown Sugar Bacon

Bottom Right Corner: Big Wheel Bacon Dip

Next, up it was time to taste C&S Brisket Bus’ bacon!

Top Left corner: Bacon Platter from C&S Brisket Bus

Top Right Corner: Bacon Cured Chicken Wing

Bottom Left Corner: Bacon Spoon Bread, Bacon Maple Compound Butter

Bottom Right Corner: House Made Bacon Jam, Crostini, Arugula, Tomato

After we tasted each of the bacon plates, we indulged in this beautiful buffet filled with brisket and smoked pork, salads, and watermelon!

I also had the chance to hang out and catch up with a few of my fellow food blog friends in real life; Pictured left: Julius from, Top Right: Christine from Cook the Story, Bottom Right: Suzanne from Koko Cooks.

Needless to say, my dad and I had a wonderful time at Bacon Off Orlando–indulging in bacon and critiquing each bacon dish we sampled. I’d like to say my dad was in “hog heaven” … no pun intended! Bacon Off Orlando Voting and Trophy

So, you might be wondering who won in which category… and the winners are…

Best Original Bacon: The Big Wheel Mobile Food Truck‘s Local Berkshire Pork Bacon
Best Bacon Side: The C&S Brisket Bus‘s Bacon and Corn Spoonbread with Maple Butter
Best Bacon Product: The Big Wheel Truck’s Bacon Dip
Best Novelty Bacon: The Big Wheel Truck’s Local Angus Beef Shortrib Bacon

Bacon Grand Champion: The Big Wheel Truck!

From the sounds of it on Twitter this was a successful event and might be returning next year. For you Central Floridians that missed Bacon Off Orlando 2012–keep your eyes peeled for information next year on Bacon Off Orlando 2013!

Disclaimer: I received 2 tickets to attend Bacon Off Orlando; however, I was not compensated nor required to write this post. I truly enjoyed my time at the event and wanted share with all my readers. All opinions are my own!


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4 Responses to “Bacon Off Orlando 2012”

  1. Julius @ Droolius posted on June 17, 2012 at 10:12 pm (#)

    Great recap Katie!

  2. Thomas posted on June 18, 2012 at 10:23 am (#)

    How am I supposed to get through the rest of my day after seeing all that wonderful bacon?
    I’m going to go hunt a pig now…

    • Katie replied on June 18th, 2012 at 1:32 pm

      LOL! Wish you could have joined us!

  3. Marie@citronlimette posted on June 19, 2012 at 8:00 pm (#)

    I would love to go next year. I am in Sarasota. Thanks Katie.

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