Ted’s Butcherblock Frying Up Plenty of Bacon For Block Party

How much bacon can you eat?

That’s not a rhetorical question. In conjunction with its annual block party on Oct. 12, Ted’s Butcherblock is staging a bacon-eating contest. Watch the retailer’s Facebook page for details.

In the meantime, here’s what we know about the eighth edition of the party: Ted’s is serving up more burgers, oysters and sausages and adding extra seats for the anticipated crowd. Outdoors, The Bushels will provide the bluegrass tunes. Indoors, the food samples will be free.

The block party runs from 12 noon- 5 p.m.

Meat Boxes on Sale at Cypress

Although Cypress likens its four-year old Artisan Meat Share program to a CSA, the amenity could more appropriately be described as a C.O.D: Charcuterie on Demand.

The restaurant seasonally offers $50 meat packages, which come with none of the surprise or obligation associated with most CSA boxes. This fall, the box includes braunschweiger, picante, knockwurst, Tuscan beef and pork pâté. Boxes will be available for pick-up at the restaurant beginning on Sept. 18; to pre-order a package, call (843)937-4012 x229. Spokeswoman Becky Tanenbaum warns the packages are sold on a “first-come, first-serve basis.”