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Baconfest in St. Louis features 50-foot ‘hog log'

Updated: 2013-03-23T01:54:07Z

The Associated Press

— Bacon lovers have their day in St. Louis.

Saturday is Baconfest, an all-day pork party featuring live music, beer, and lots of bacon.

John Johnson, the executive chef for Lumiere Place and River City casinos in St. Louis, made a 50-foot “hog log” for the event. That includes 100 pounds of bacon wrapped around 300 pounds of Italian sausage stuffed with another 100 pounds of bacon.

Revelers could purchase 10-ounce, 965-calorie slices of the log, with proceeds benefiting the USO.

The event is taking place at Lumiere Place.

Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, http://www.stltoday.com

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