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A Night at the Besties Oct 23, 2014 Celebrate CityBeat's "Best of San Diego" issue with live music from Little Hurricane and Steph Johnson, performances from the Fern Street Circus, an art exhibit from the Dream Machine Arts Collective, a mobile video arcade by Coin Op North Park and more. 59 other events on Thursday, October 23
 
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Epic San Diego Museum of Art exhibition promises a textbook lesson in the evolution of modern works
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Kevin Faulconer’s likely to tack left on sustainability
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Adaptation of Patricia Highsmith novel tops our coverage of movies screening around town
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With few specifics on who they were looking for, officers held the wrong man at gunpoint
Theater
Steve Martin and Edie Brickell’s musical leads our rundown of local plays

 

 
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Thursday, Jun 05, 2014 - 139 days ago Get to the Pint

Bacon & Barrels: a retrospective

We didn't eat all the pigs, but we tried

By Ian Cheesman
IMAG1089 It's Bacon Claus!
- Photo credit: Ian Cheesman
When I was offered the chance to cover a festival dedicated entirely to bacon-y goodness, I didn't hesitate. Not only was it a chance to stuff my face for free, but I figured the live-tweets would write themselves. The way bacon inspires fandom and culinary excess make skewering it (figuratively and literally) quite simple. Or so it would seem.

As it turns out, summoning copious amounts of wit when your stomach is engorged with beer and pork fat is a non-trivial exercise. What started out as pithy stream of commentary on my surroundings slowly devolved into the disjointed rants of one in the throes of Bacon Madness.

Please join me in my descent into the abyss.

 
 
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