Wow! That week went so fast that I forgot to post up the latest Bacon Quest episode! What’s that, you ask? Well, it’s the search for Vancouver’s undiscovered bacon! You can download the published version (that appeared in 24hrs) in PDF format HERE (or grab the full newspaper HERE,) or just keep reading (the unrated version) below.
Bacon Quest – the search for Vancouver’s undiscovered bacon.
Episode 5 – Drink your Bacon
The thought of drinking one’s meal is a foreign concept – I remember years ago when then Captain of the Canucks, Messier, anted up to the table at the Ken Bogas’ Yaletown hotspot Mangiamo (now Goldfish), jug of green liquid in hand, singing the praises of such a beverage.
I thought he was nuts.
In hindsight, regular consumption of this green beverage is probably the reason why Bogas, the Alpha-male I once looked up to, is sporting a new set of tits and goes by the name of ‘kaitlyn.’
Back to Messier, what type of crazy person drinks a jug of green stuff and calls it their breakfast?
Isn’t the consumption of food more than just the process of mastication?
It’s about sitting down at a table and sharing , isn’t it? Sharing with friends, family, felines and even foes.
Well, a couple of days ago, the talented mixologist and self proclaimed bacon aficionado David Wolowidnyk from West restaurant demonstrated to me that breakfast could be both sipped and shared.
Upon hearing of his bacon-infused bourbon creations, I immediately challenged him to change my mindset, and in response what he created was the ‘All-day Breakfast;’ a bacon and egg flip comprised of Bulleit Bourbon infused with bacon, a whole egg, Cointreau, Angostura Orange bitters, orange juice and garnished with spiced-pear jelly on toast.
Everyone at the bar got a sip that day and we agreed, bacon, eggs, toast, OJ and bourbon is a great start to anyone’s day.
Raj Taneja is part technologist, part entrepreneur, part social media thought leader and part foodie. He runs urbanmixer.com, publishes a miscellany of his musings at raj.jp.