Do you have your strategy set for Saturday's (March 13) bacon-eating contest at Atwood's Tavern? We suggest a mini-fast, plenty of water, and stretch pants. The action starts at 1 p.m. It's free to eat and free to watch — sign up to participate by the end of the day today in person at Atwood's.
In related porcine news, we just received an email from Jakes Dixie Roadhouse: The Waltham barbecue joint will soon have candied bacon maple ice cream on the menu. We've officially died and gone to hog heaven.
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