Virginia is for Bacon Lovers

June 22 2014

Do you smell that sweet salty aroma? What is it? Does it fill your heart with glee and sadness all at once? Does it make you feel glorious, like being in one of those old Folgers Coffee™ commercials? If so, give a big “hell yeah!” because that smell you smell is BACON.

Last week the second annual Richmond Bacon Festival returned to the city’s Shockoe Bottom neighborhood. I had actually forgotten about it until a few friends mentioned they were helping Svb Rosa build some bacon croissants for the event (see gallery above), and they graciously allowed me to photograph and participate in the magic. For your viewing pleasure, here’s a nice long look at the glee and gluttony that is one of Virginia’s most novel events. Happy Sunday!