Over 45 Restaurants Cramming Into L.A.'s Inaugural Bacon Festival

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Looks like Wilbur's put on a little weight Photo: L.A. Bacon Festival

If you're appetite for crispy fried pork belly is so far unsated by the likes of a 100% bacon burger or Ray Garcia's bacon-wrapped bacon, you may finally block that artery find bliss at Eat.Drink.Play's inaugural L.A. Bacon Festival at The Petersen Museum on February 9. From 2:00 to 6:00 P.M., more than 45 restaurant, bakeries, and caterers will be on hand to offer their signature bacon dishes. Mendocino Farms is leading the charge here, bringing aboard local industry friends like Pigg, Mess Hall, Westside Tavern, Starry Kitchen, Michael's, Cliff's Edge, Slater's 50/50 (of course,) Hot's Kitchen, Kitchen 24, Abigaile, and Larry's, just to name a few, as well as 20 breweries including Drakes, Lagunitas, Deschutes, and Ballast Point.

Tickets start at $40 for four hours of bacon-munching, with $60 V.I.P. admission earning you an extra hour, along with cocktails and a V.I.P Lounge. As urban legend has it that every strip of bacon you eat takes nine minutes off your life, this should while away those slow golden years quicker than a Homeland marathon on your couch. Tickets, a complete list of participants, and more information available online.