Mini Poll: A City of Bacontrepreneurs


How many times a week do you generally eat bacon? (According to the Bacon Freak blog, 34 percent of its respondents answered 5 times a week.)


Once a week:
 20%
Twice a week:
 16%
Three times a week:
 6%
Four times a week:
 3%
Five times a week:
 2%
More often than five times a week:
 1%
Less than once a week:
 44%
Never:
 8%

 


Which bacon-inspired recipe from some creative local restaurants most appeals to your inner pig? (Answers from Yelp.)


Bacon-wrapped chorizo-stuffed dates at Frazer's (1811 Pestalozzi):
 9%
A Squealing Mary at Kota Wood Fire Grill (522 N. Grand):
 2%
A BLT at Crown Candy Kitchen (1401 St. Louis):
 44%
A bacon cheddar burger at Michael's Bar & Grill (7101 Manchester):
 13%
Chocolate bacon, vanilla ice cream, and a brownie at The Bleeding Deacon (4123 Chippewa):
 4%
A Pigwich at Niche Taste Bar (1831 Sidney):
 4%
None of them:
 24%

 


Which St. Louis restaurant is most likely to serve breakfast bacon the way you like it? (This list was partially compiled by reader Bryan Sapot.)


Dolce Vita (4470 Arco):
 2%
Rooster (1104 Locust):
 7%
Courtesy (1121 Hampton, 3153 S. Kingshighway):
 5%
Nadoz (3701 Lindell):
 3%
Uncle Bill's (3427 S. Kingshighway):
 18%
Cielo (999 N. Second):
 0%
Mokabe's (3606 Arsenal):
 3%
Scape (48 Maryland)
 2%
Chris's Pancake House (5980 Southwest):
 16%
Brasserie (4580 Laclede):
 1%
Duffs (392 Euclid):
 7%
Majestic (4900 Laclede):
 8%
Someplace else:
 16%
None of them:
 14%

 


Bacon or sex? (According to a 2009 survey conducted among Canadians for Maple Leaf Foods, 43 percent of the poll's respondents would rather have bacon than sex.)


Bacon:
 24%
Sex:
 69%
Neither:
 7%

 


Bacon or sausage? (According to the American Cancer Society, we should avoid both sorts of processed meats. Neither is particularly nutritious. Sausage is generally higher in protein, fat, and calories.)


Bacon:
 65%
Sausage:
 25%
Neither:
 9%

 


Chewy bacon or crispy bacon? (Food blogs advise slicing bacon against the grain for crispier bacon.)


Chewy:
 27%
Crispy:
 66%
Neither:
 7%

 


Who makes the best bacon locally? (Thanks to expatriate writer/foodie/pal Kristen Hinman for the choices.)


Hinkebein Hills:
 9%
Greenwood Farms:
 14%
Patchwork Farms:
 3%
Heritage Acres:
 7%
Some other place:
 62%
I make my own:
 5%

 


In which of the following cocktails would you most like to find bacon-flavored vodka?


In a Bloody Mary:
 36%
In a chocolate Martini:
 3%
In eggnog:
 1%
In a Swing Flu shot:
 8%
No such swinish behavior for me:
 52%

 


Which of the following unprocessed foods does NOT go well with bacon?


Pickles:
 7%
Cherries:
 10%
Radishes:
 8%
Whipped cream:
 42%
Bacon goes well with everything:
 33%

 


Have you ever been on Bacon Street in St. Louis? (According to the St. Louis Public Library's St. Louis Street Index, banker Daniel D. Page honored his associate, Henry D. Bacon with the street name when he laid out the Second Western Addition of 1855 in Old North St. Louis.)


Yes:
 20%
No:
 49%
No, but that would be an awesome address:
 31%

 


Would you generally support or oppose a tax on sodas and other sweetened beverages, like the taxes that have been considered in Philadelphia, New York, and Washington?


Support:
 40%
Oppose, primarily on principle:
 34%
Oppose, primarily on economics:
 8%
Oppose, because it will inevitably lead to taxes on bacon and fried foods:
 18%

 


Earlier this year, Boston successfully staged its inaugural Bacon & Beer Festival, described by organizers as a "celebration of bacon, beer, music, and art." Do you think such an event would be popular in St. Louis?


Yes:
 81%
No:
 19%

 


Note: Due to rounding, results for some questions may not total 100%.