The evening began with bacon caramel ice cream (yes, really). Then there was the bacon pecan pie hot toddy. Followed by bacon popcorn, bacon ramen, chocolate dipped bacon, and pork liquor. Oh - and there was bacon nigiri, bacon jam, bacon churros, even bacon lollipops and bacon roses. It was a night of bacon, y'all - and it didn't disappoint.
About 400 Juneauites turned out for the 3rd Annual BaconFest Fundraiser, sponsored by the Juneau Glacier Valley Rotary Club. Fire on Mcginnis provided the tunes, and about 20 vendors lined Centennial Hall, vying for patrons' votes for the tastiest treat.
My personal faves? Coppa's candy cap mushroom ice cream with candied bacon topped with bacon fat praline - which snagged first place in the Sweet category. And then there was the decadent second place Savory category winner from McGivney's - the bacon brioche, potato foam, topped with shaved egg.
Who knew pork could be so versatile!