Monday, September 30, 2013

BaconFest Tulsa 2013...A Festival of a Foodie Kind. Oink! Oink!

A foodie benefit for the Nightingale needed a new roof badly!

My first stop was at Deco Restaurant Group, these guys were awesome. They were busy but took two seconds to pose anyway. PS, their Bacon Fudge Brownie w/Maple Glaze was UH-MAY-Ziiiiinnng! (aka "amazing" for those that don't speak foodie).                       
Chefs Jonathon & Cameron with Deco Restaurant Group

Deco Restaurant Group's Bacon Fudge Brownie w/Maple Glaze (yes, I took a bite before taking a snapshot...oops.)

Ann's Bakery-chocolate cupcakes with a maple icing and bacon.

To the left is Brian Biehl, owner of The Alley Gastropub.
3324 E 31st St Tulsa, OK 74135
They represented with a
house-made focaccia topped with goat cheese and house-made bacon jam. I can't wait to visit your restaurant. After checking out your website, I can tell it's  fabulous and as a "True Foodie" I WILL appreciate your menu immensely!
Alley Tulsa Gastro Pub's house-made focaccia topped with goat cheese and house-made bacon jam, yes BACON JAM!!! Savory and decadent.

Chef Brandon Wassom and a busy helper of 
McNellie's. They served up a Bacon-Stilton Cheesecake w/baby spinach greens, and a warm bacon-mustard dressing. It was absolute creamy, savory awesomeness. I loved the originality of your dish. 
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Bacon-Stilton Cheesecake w/baby spinach greens, and a warm bacon-mustard dressing.



Next I tried Dugan Jack's Beans & BBQ Smokehouse. They're located in Sapulpa.
2713 E. Taft, Sapulpa, OK
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Don't be fooled by their sweet faces...they make a MEAN tender BBQ Beef (see below) They took 1st place and winners of the official Boss Hog of BaconFest 2013 award!
 I chose the beef...look at that succulent beefy goodness. It literally melted in my mouth. Can't wait to visit their restaurant too!

The guys from Imanashi Enterprises, serving up Mild Hatch Chili Chocolate Pudding Sorbet, candied bacon with coconut milk and pineapple water infused with applewood smoked bacon. This is Top Chef worthy stuff, they would've won the award for most original, in my book.

 Mild Hatch Chili Chocolate Pudding Sorbet

 Pineapple Water infused with Applewood Smoked Bacon

 Candied Bacon 


Next, Blue Ox  Dining Group represented here as well. This booth was Back Alley BBQ, they served up bacon wrapped baked dates stuffed with blue cheese and smoked almonds. It's one of my favorite football foods to make. I usually stuff mine with cream cheese and pureed jalapenos. Theirs was really, REALLY good.
Bacon-wrapped Baked Dates stuffed with Blue Cheese & Smoked Almonds

Kupcakz was present and serving up some sweets that would buh-low your mind (foodie-nese lingo).  Like them on Facebook


The  Rusty Crane served up Bacon Brittle. Good stuff.

The Rusty Crane- Bacon Brittle

Other vendors included 2 Chefs on Wheels, Andolini's Pizzeria, Baxter's Interurban Grill, Fassler Hall, Joe Momma's Pizza, Josh's Sho Shack, Smoke on Cherry Street, The Phoenix Cafe, The Tavern, Legend's Catering, and Archer.

The lines on some vendors were too long to wait. I had things to do and a daughter's very special birthday to celebrate. I appreciate those that took time to visit with me and pose for photos. All in all, it was an absolutely gorgeous day for this tremendous foodie/benefit.  Proceeds from this event benefited the Nightingale Theater for a new, very much needed, roof. I love that Tulsans' support our arts and that as Tulsans, we recognize the importance of supporting our community.

Bon appetit...oink, oink!


  1. Great write up! Thanks for sharing.

    1. Hey thanks! The pleasure really was all mine...looking forward to next year :-)

  2. Thank you for this! Us Dirty Birds at the Nightingale are hearing up for BFT 2014! Hope to see you again this year!

    1. Thank you...looking forward to it! And all for a great cause! The Nightingale Theater is a staple in the Tulsa arts community :-)