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'Bacon Fest' Arrives on Block Island

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Bacon is on the menu Saturday at Poor People’s Pub on Block Island. The restaurant is hosting the second annual “Bacon Fest,” a benefit for the Block...

Bacon is on the menu Saturday at Poor People’s Pub on Block Island. The restaurant is hosting the second annual “Bacon Fest,” a benefit for the Block Island Conservancy. 

Why bacon?

"Why not?" asked server Corinne Adams, a seasonal resident of Block Island. 

The event features a mixture of professional chefs and home cooks, all competing to make the best bacon dish. Participants have the chance to taste each dish then vote for their favorite.

Last year, Adams says the winner was an Asian-inspired pork belly creation. Other entries included a sushi roll based on the classic combo of bacon, lettuce and tomato. There was also chocolate covered bacon.

"Anything bacon-y," Adams said.

Though she recently gave up pork, Adams personal favorite is a traditional BLT. 

"It is, especially with the lifestyle out here," said Adams. "You work all day and then drink all night, and a BLT definitely helps you in the morning."

Tickets cost $16 for "Bacon Fest," which kicks off at 1 PM. The event benefits the Block Island Conservancy, a membership group that works to preserve open space on the island. 

'Bacon Fest' Arrives on Block Island
'Bacon Fest' Arrives on Block Island