You know those made up holidays that pop up on your Facebook and Instagram feeds that you never knew about before social media? Yeah, we celebrate those (well, the good ones). We thought we would let you know about our favorite upcoming social media holiday so that you can prepare to celebrate in style… you’re welcome!

 

August 20th = National Bacon Lover’s Day (AKA: national everyone who isn’t a vegetarian/vegan day)

Food0402Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Skewers |23 City Blocks Catering

 

Prove to your friends that you are the ultimate bacon lover by slyly mentioning these fun facts… while they’re busy googling in an effort to prove you wrong you can eat all of the delicious snacks!

Bacon 101:

  • Why is bacon so addictive? It contains six types of umami {what is umami?} Umami produces an addictive neurochemical response.
  • Bacon cures hangovers! By boosting the level of amines which clear the head.
  • Good news for all of you soon to be mommies… choline, found in bacon, helps fetal brain development.
  • In 1924 Oscar Meyer patented the first packed sliced bacon. Thanks Oscar!
  • Approximately 5,760,000,000 pounds of pig strips are consumed each year in America.
  • The amounts of Vitamin B3 in bacon may help you live longer. Sure, there are healthier ways to get this vitamin just none that are quite as delicious! Embrace the bacon positives.
  • First meal eaten on the moon: BACON {bacon squares, peaches, sugar cookie cubes, pineapple grapefruit drink and coffee}. Neil Armstrong and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin know whats up.
  • 69% of all food service operators serve bacon (that number seems low to us}.
  • A single serving {3 slices} only contains 100 calories. You can burn that off by swimming laps for 10 minutes, totally worth it!
  • Bissinger’s makes the most amazing Maple BACON Salted Caramels, seriously the most amazing chocolate we have ever had in our mouths!

Because we love you, we’re not going to torture you with all of this delicious bacon talk and not offer you any! Our celebration will be held at The Caramel Room on Sunday, August 28th, 2016. (In true 23 City Block’s style, we like to keep the party going, plus we will be busy catering two weddings on the actual holiday, {don’t worry there is bacon involved}). If you know us, you’re already aware we’re not just your average bacon lovers, so we of course have to go BIG… Chef Nick Miller will be spit roasting a whole hog! Sounds amazing, right? We wouldn’t want you to miss out. So yes, YOU’RE INVITED! {click here}

Thanks to Switzer Creative for these mouth watering shots of Chef Nick Miller’s skewers.