*Disclaimer: Mr. Guido G. Guido, co-creater of BaconFest Sacramento, is my loving and tolerant spouse. Embarrassing questions and ridiculous answers are to be expected.*
UC: So. BaconFest. What were you envisioning?
GG: Hold on. Tapping into phone. Um I don’t really know. Is this the interview?
GG: Oh. I see. Well, I wanted to have an event that promoted not only bacon–but quality bacon and the craftsmanship that is involved in producing quality bacon. Is that good enough?
UC: Sure. Was it hard to find people or restaurants to get on board?
GG: Not at all, the hardest part was coordinating events and to get the city to cooperate with one of the events—which they didn’t—and I ended up having to change that event totally [that event was to involve food trucks].
UC: Do you think this event was easier to coordinate because basically everyone loves bacon….even vegetarians?
GG: Yeah, I think so….I had a feeling that it would—threre is love for bacon in most restaurants, people love bacon and we approached places that use a lot of bacon.
UC: What is your personal relationship wih bacon?
GG: I have a love/love relationship with bacon. I like it by itself, and I like it cooked with other things.
UC: How long have you and bacon been seeing each other?
GG: Since I was a wee lad.
UC: Is something I should be concerned about? Do you take Lipitor?
GG: I do not. Yet.
UC: What is the best bacon you’ve ever had?
GG: UUUUh, the best piece of bacon I’ve ever had was a piece of bacon you roasted for Marty’s party to make those little BLT’s….using Jason’s [Azevedo, of Testa Duro Salumi] bacon and it had just came out of the oven and biting into it was like liquid love.
UC: Good answer.
UC: Who else worked on BaconFest with you?
GG: Nick Miller (of SNR) and John Conley. Nick did a lot of organizing and JC had some great ideas and did all the artwork and put out that great poster.
UC: Kevin Bacon– What about him? What the hell is this Kevin Bacon event?
GG: This may have been Jay’s [Shaner, local musician about town] idea to do the Kevin Bacon event. To somehow get bands and music involved. And Kevin Bacon has been in a million movies, it seemed to work.
UC: Are we doing this again next year?
GG: We sure would like to. I really liked putting it together. I hope people are receptive to it. It’s a way to promote restaurants during slow times and bring people together.
UC: Awesome. Good job honey.
GG: Are we done now?