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RICHMOND, Va (WTVR) - The Bacon Festival is Back. Chef Ross Ratcliff from Buddy’s Place makes up a ‘Bacon Vodka Bloody Mary’ and well as showcases a ‘Bacon Wrapped Panko Encrusted Shrimp’.  The 2nd Annual Bacon Fest is Sunday, June 8th from 11am-5pm around the 17th Street Farmer’s Market in Shockoe Bottom.  For more information on vendors and event attractions visit

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Bacon Flavored Vodka Bloody Mary"

Infuse 1 liter of vodka with 6 pieces of well cooked bacon

Zingzang Bloody Mary Mix

Burger Slider w/Bacon & American Cheese

Grilled Shrimp


Celery/Asparagus/Artichoke Heart/Brussel Sprout

Pickle/Pearl Onion/Cherry Tomato

Square of American Cheese/Little Smokie


Fill 16oz glass with ice

Add Vodka to your liking

Fill with Zingzang Bloody Mary Mix

Using various to taste


"Bacon Wrapped Panko Encrusted Shrimp"


21/25 peeled  & deveined Shrimp

Panko Bread Crumbs


Sweet Chili Sauce


Wash shrimp and wrap in uncooked bacon

Dip in egg wash & flour

Repeat egg wash & flour

Roll in Panko Bread Crumbs

Deep fry for 5 minutes til done

Serve with Sweet Chili Sauce



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