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Hot out the frying pan and into your mouth, 6 Degrees of Bacon returns


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It’s time for 6 Degrees of Bacon.

This has nothing to do with actor

Kevin Bacon, although the name is a hat-tip to the game dealing with him and the possibility that he’s the lynchpin of, well, everything.

For Okies, bacon is the center of everything, too. Mr. Bacon, as far as we know, won’t be there. But bacon — lots of it — will be.

The wonderful things people do with the fatty cured pork will be on display and for consumption and include everything from cocktails to snacks and desserts.

Nineteen local restaurants will contribute up to three creations that creatively showcase bacon in all its glory.

This year’s event promises even more than previous years.

“We have more restaurants, so there are more options, of course,” said Cacky Poarch, media liaison for Downtown OKC, Inc. “There’s also an open bar provided by [Norman restaurant] Local with a special, bacon-inspired cocktail.”

This year’s event includes a bacon-tasting competition with bacon provided by Oklahoma Pork Council.

“Volunteers from the Midtown Rotary will be literally frying local bacon right in front of you to taste,” Poarch said.

With each entry paid, Poarch said guests get tasting tickets so “every person is guaranteed a bite of every booth.” Also, guests are admitted to an after-party at The Blue Garten across the street for a “freshly minted can of free beer.”

The event will feature bacon- themed games and a photo booth.

If you attended last year and saw the larger-than-life plush dancing pigs, you know they won’t miss this party.

Each year, there are delicious surprises. Last year’s surprise was the bacon maple milkshake. The Basement Modern Diner, located in RedPin Restaurant & Bowling Lounge, 200 S. Oklahoma Ave., proved a star of the show last year with its booze-y, bacon-y concoction.

And each guest gets a pink 6 Degrees of Bacon fanny pack.

Now in its third year, 6 Degrees of Bacon is presented by Downtown OKC, Inc. and benefits the Midtown Association, a sponsor of H&8th Night Market. The association promotes the district from within by helping with events and infrastructure.

Tickets sell fast and have sold out in past years. Visit for more information, and click the 6 Degrees of Bacon link to purchase tickets.


Participating restaurants

Picasso Cafe

Kamp’s 1910 Café


Elemental Coffee Roasters

Fassler Hall

Dust Bowl Lanes and Lounge

James E. McNellie’s Public House

Bricktown Brewery

In the Raw

Knucks Wheelhouse

Coco Flow

1492 New World Latin Cuisine

Packard’s New American Kitchen

Kitchen No. 324

Irma’s Burger Shack

The Basement Modern Diner

The Garage

Viceroy Grille at The Ambassador Hotel

Pelotón Wine Bar & Cafe

The Wedge Pizzeria Deep Deuce

Print headline: Let there be bacon; Downtown OKC Inc. is back with its wildly successful bacon-themed fundraiser.

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