Glen Macnow’s Best Bacon Creation


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Where: The Convention Center at Valley Forge Casino Resort

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By Glen Macnow

“Move over, eggs. Bacon just got a new best friend … fudge.” – Homer Simpson.

Homer knows. Bacon isn’t just for breakfast anymore. Yes, we still enjoy it with our omelets. And who doesn’t adore a fine bacon cheeseburger later in the day? But bacon has now become a 24-hour obsession, highlighted at every diner, tap room and fancy-schmanzy chop house in the Delaware Valley.

The bacon renaissance is in full bloom. And no city respects the sizzling swine as much as Philadelphia. Hell, one of our favorite sons is Kevin Bacon (turns out the guy is a vegan!)

So for this year’s Glen Macnow WIP Food Hunt, we’re searching for the top Bacon Creation – the most innovative and delicious use of our favorite porcine delight. My plan is to scour the Delaware Valley for the next seven weeks or so, uncovering every great bacon treat. Of course, it’s going to all end up at a WIP for-the-public finals where you’ll get to savor and judge the best of what I’ve found.

So what are we looking for this year?

MAIN COURSES: Breakfast, lunches and dinners centered around bacon. Again, not just a bacon hamburger – unless, perhaps, someone’s figured out how to create the bun out of bacon. But a creative sandwich focusing on bacon, a bacon-stuff pork loin (a bacon-stuffed anything, actually), or any exciting dish built around our favorite food will qualify.

SIDE DISHES: Appetizers, like figs wrapped in bacon. Sides, like bacon-garlic potatoes. Chicken-fried bacon strips. Popcorn seasoned with bacon. Spreadable bacon jam. I’m up for all of it, and searching for the best of it.

DESSERTS: Yes, and they’re great. Chocolate-covered bacon is something I’ve tried, and admit to loving. There’s a place, I’m told, that makes peanut butter-and-bacon cupcakes. I’ve always been a fan of the maple-bacon donut. And I’ll tell you this category was inspired by a pancake-maple-bacon milkshake at Ponzio’s in Cherry Hill.

Who doesn’t love bacon? As actor Nick Offerman (our hero Ron Swanson on Parks and Rec) said: “The world is split into two halves: the bacon and the bacon-eaters.”

We’re the eaters. Hope you are as well. So stayed tuned to this blog over the coming weeks. I’ll publish my findings, and regularly update the full list here at You’ll also hear me give reviews on the station during the 94WIP Morning Show, as well as my weekend shows with Ray Didinger.

And if you’ve got a lead, a place I need to go, please send it along. You can reach me here, or on my Twitter page, @Realglenmacnow.



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Macnow's Bacon Creation Scores (X / 100)

  • The Pop Shop - 90
  • Abe Fisher - 90
  • Tired Hands Brewery - 82
  • Blue Duck Sandwich Company - 84
  • Sum Pig Food Truck (Bacon Parfait) - 81
  • Sum Pig Food Truck (Bacon Blue) - 72
  • Ants Pants - 68
  • Tequilas Restaurant - 94
  • Pearl's Oyster Bar - 63
  • Harry's Blue Bell Taproom (Flight of Bacon) - 85
  • Harry's Blue Bell Taproom (Scallops Rumaki) - 89
  • Ponzio's Baker (Bacon Eggrolls) - No rating (ineligible)
  • Sweet T's Bakeshop (Bread Pudding) - 85
  • Sweet T's Bakeshop (Cupcakes) - 73
  • Lolita Restaurant - 64
  • Frawley Stadium - 63
  • Cresheim Valley Grain Exchange - 91
  • East Falls Tap Room - 75
  • David Bradley Chocolatier - 75
  • Bacon Press B&L Cafe (Flying Saucer) - 90
  • Bacon Press B&L Cafe (Pancake Battered Bacon) - 82
  • Fette Sau Philadelphia - 68
  • Bar Ferdinand - 80
  • Supper - 68
  • Jake's Sandwich Board (Turbacon) - 71
  • Butter Food Truck (Elvis Sandwich) - 64
  • Butter Food Truck (Bacon Jalapeno Grilled Cheese) - 66
  • Grubhouse (Elvis Melt) - 55
  • Grubhouse (Tater Tots) - 84
  • Grubhouse (Bacon Cakes) - 92
  • Jake's Sandwich Board (chocolate covered bacon) - 71
  • Melt Kraft - 54
  • Down Home Diner - 83
  • Loco Pez - 52
  • La Colombe - 83
  • Bacon Jams - 80
  • Khyber Pass Pub - 90
  • Beiler's Bakery - 92
  • Industry Bar - 49
  • Prime Stache - 88
(credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

SportsRadio 94WIP’s Bacon Hunt Finals, With Glen Macnow

Glen Macnow hosts the SportsRadio 94WIP bacon hunt finals on Saturday, May 16th.

Sportsradio 94WIP–05/12/2015

Glen Macnow tries a bacon milkshake from the Pop Shop (Photo credit: Glen Macnow)

The Pop Shop: Shakin’ Bacon Milk Shake, $5.99

Glen Macnow tries a bacon milkshake, yes really, at the Pop Shop in South Jersey.


bacon and egg cream (Photo credit: Glen Macnow/WIP)

Abe Fisher: Bacon And Egg Cream, $9

Glen heads to center city to try egg cream with bacon.


Photo credit: Glen Macnow/WIP

Tired Hands Brewery: Candied Bacon, $8

Glen Macnow tries candied bacon in Ardmore!


The BBBLT (Photo credit: Glen Macnow)

Blue Duck Sandwich Company: BBBLT, $9

Glen Macnow review a mega-sandwich with 12 slices of bacon!


The Bacon Parfait (Photo credit: Glen Macnow/WIP)

Sum Pig Food Truck: Bacon Parfait, Bacon Blue Sandwich

Glen Macnow heads to the Sum Pig Food Truck to try three different bacon items.


(Photo credit: Glen Macnow/WIP)

Ants Pants: Bacon Stack, $10

By Glen Macnow Ants Pants 2212 South Street   The good news at this Grey’s Ferry café is that you can breakfast until 3 p.m. And folks like it – both times we went there, […]


(photo credit: Glen Macnow)

Tequilas Restaurant: Camarones Rellenos, $26.95

Glen Macnow goes to Tequilas Restaurant to try the bacon Camarones Rellenos.


(Photo credit: Glen Macnow)

Pearl’s Oyster Bar: Bacon And Banana French Toast, $11

Glen Macnow tried banana – bacon french toast!


(Photo credit: Glen Macnow)

Harry’s Blue Bell Taproom: Bacon Scallop Special $14, Flight Of Bacon $12

Glen goes to Blue Bell and tries two amazing bacon dishes.


(Photo credit: Glen Macnow/WIP)

Ponzio’s Bakery: Prof Burger Bacon Eggroll

Glen Macnow reviews his own burger at Ponzio’s Diner.


Bacon Cup Cakes from Sweet T's (Photo credit: Glen Macnow/WIP)

Sweet T’s Bakeshop: Apple Maple Bacon Cupcakes, Maple Bacon Bourbon Bread Pudding

Glen Macnow goes to Sweet T’s bakeshop for some bacon goods.


Photo credit: Glen Macnow/WIP

Lolita Restaurant: Bacon Guacamole, $11

Glen Macnow tries the bacon guac from Lolita Restaurant.


(Photo credit: Glen Macnow)

Frawley Stadium: Sweenie Dog, $6.50

Glen Macnow tries the Sweenie Dog.


(photo credit: Glen Macnow/WIP)

Cresheim Valley Grain Exchange: Smoked Gouda Bacon Mac & Cheese, $11

Glen Macnow reviews bacon mac and cheese.


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