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Wednesday, 04 August 2021 11:57

7th Annual Bacon-Fest Lets Guests Be The Judge

Bacon lovers will judge the "Best Drink" and "Best Appetizer" in the 7th Annual South Cape BaconFest Trolley Event on August 14th. A bacon themed pub crawl in Cape Coral's Entertainment District, from 7pm to 11pm, whereby guests will take trolleys to various locations to enjoy bacon themed drink and appetizer samples. At the end of the evening they'll cast their votes for the
worthiest contenders.

Hosted by South Cape Hospitality & Entertainment Association (SCHEA), the heavily
attended event takes place in a no driving atmosphere, but rides home are suggested.
"South Cape businesses and attendees are excited for the return of BaconFest," says SCHEA Board Member David Townsend. "I mean who doesn't love bacon? Participating locations are getting creative for your palate this year - from salty, spicy and savory to sweet and so much more! It continues to be a flavorful event."

Participating locations include BackStreets Sports Bar, Cruisers, Dixie Live, Dixie Roadhouse, Good Intentions Uncorked, Monkey Bar, Rack'em Spirits & Times, Ralph's Place, Rusty's Raw Bar & Grill, Sidecar Treats, The Dive and Tiki Hut.

BaconFest is a 21+ nightlife event. Advance tickets are $25 and can be purchasedonline via Eventbrite and or at the South Cape Hub, located at 909 SE 47th Terrace, #105. In-person ticket purchases must be made in cash and carry no fees.

Their Facebook event page keeps you updated on all the details, including photos of the samples being served. 

Remember this is a voting event! Locations will be competing for BEST DRINK and BEST
APPETIZER, so expect some unique and savory options. Keep notes on your phone! You'll vote for your favorite at the end of the night!

Dress for the occasion, and you could win the official Photo Booth Contest* & win four tickets to our next trolley event!

Ticket price includes:
• Wristband to board the trolleys.
• Passport of locations - get every stamp & you could win the grand prize*: a bacon themed gift basket.
• A drink sample and an appetizer sample at each location.
• Eligibility to win prizes for answering trolley trivia!
• Access to the official photo booth contest* - winning photo receives a total of 4 tickets to the BBQ Pub Crawl Trolley Event in September.

Designated drivers are reccomended. DDs receive all the benefits of standard tickets, except for drink samples. DDs receive a complimentary non-alcoholic beverage, such as a bottled water or soda, at locations upon request. (This is a 21+ event. Valid ID at check-in will be required.)

Expect lots of entertainment, including live music, dancing, singing and more!
Participating Locations & Samples:

  • BackStreets Sports Bar - Blueberry Pancake Martini & Piggy Pinwheels with Bacon Jalapeño Aioli
  • Cruisers - Manhattan & Your Bacon ME Crazy Potato Salad
  • Dixie Live - Pig Punch & Mini Dogs w/ Bacon Aioli
  • Dixie Roadhouse - Hogwash & Baked Potato Soup with Bacon
  • Good Intentions Uncorked - Mimosa & Bacon-Tomato
  • Monkey Bar - Screwdriver & Deviled Eggs with Bacon
  • Rack'em Spirits & Times - Bacon Me Crazy & Bacon Ice Cream
  • Rusty's Raw Bar & Grill - Lumberjack & Bacon Wrapped Cheesecake
  • Sidecar Treats - Wine Slushy & Bacon Cheddar Popcorn
  • The Dive - Old Fashioned & BLT
  • Tiki Hut - Bloody Mary & Maple Sugar Bacon

Early check-in: 10am to 5pm at South Cape Hub (909 SE 47th Terrace, Cape Coral) Regular check-in: 6pm-7:30pm at two locations: South Cape Hub and Big John's Plaza (near Pinch-a-Penny)
Late check-in: until 10pm at South Cape Hub

For any additional questions, email :This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
or call: (239)-900-4028.

To enter the photo booth contest, have your picture taken at the official photo booth, located at South Cape Hub. The public will vote on Facebook. To win the grand prize, have your passport (provided at check-in) stamped at all locations and turn it in on any trolley, at any participating location or at South Cape Hub. located at: 909 SE 47th Ter. #105, Cape Coral, FL 33904

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One of the most obvious misconceptions about liberals today is that they personify tolerance. The Oxford English Dictionary defines tolerance as "the ability or willingness to tolerate something, in particular the existence of opinions or behavior that one does not necessarily agree with."

A recent poll by the Survey Center on American Life at the American Enterprise Institute found that Democrats are twice as likely as Republicans to report ending a friendship over a political disagreement (20% versus 10%). Liberals are also "far more likely than conservatives are to say they are no longer friends with someone due to political differences" (28% versus 10%). However, "no group is more likely to end a friendship over political differences than liberal women -- 33% responded they stopped a friendship over politics."

This was underlined by CBS News digital reporter Kathryn Watson, who tweeted out a chart of some of these numbers, adding, "This is so wild to me. I can't imagine not having friends across the political spectrum." captured a flock of "tolerant" leftists expressing hot outrage at this notion.

First up was Aaron Rupar, a Vox reporter who's popular on lefty Twitter: "It's hard to be friends with intolerant and irrational people." That's classic: I'm not intolerant. I am intolerant of the intolerant.

Race and racism worked its way in. The account "More_moxie" tweeted, "Tell me you're a straight white without telling me you're a straight white." Jersey Craig added, "Siri, what is white privilege?"

"Powerful Mel Ankoly" joked with this interpretation: "I've got Klan friends and non-Klan friends!" Leftists imagine you can't possibly be a Republican without being a Klansman. Aren't these people supposed to be the ones who are intellectually nimble and adept at nuance? No.

"GOPocalypseNow" added, "Shorter Kathryn Watson: 'it's only normal to have friends who are racist traitors.'" Here's just one more from "Masked Carpenter," who arrogantly announced: "I don't want to be friends with racist, anti-science people who support a police state. But that's just me."

Derek Thompson of The Atlantic, whose tweet Watson retweeted, deleted the tweet, perhaps to evade incoming fire at his account. He later tweeted in support of the notion that Twitter "is mostly a Dutch oven of indignation." Or: Twitter is full of some of the most intolerant, bullying leftists on the planet.

I don't know Kathryn Watson. She's not a friend of mine. But I have liberal friends, and I don't generally speak about politics in mixed company unless I'm asked about it. That's out of a sense of keeping the peace. Decades ago, my wife insisted this would be the wisest course.

The Survey Center found 55% of their sample said they discuss politics or government with their friends less than a few times a month. There's a fear there of losing friendships, and even jobs if you're talking to work friends. Social media has enhanced the heat of our political interaction. So has former President Donald Trump, who has enraged the left further into its already-increasing intolerance.

Today, merely stating to friends that Trump did anything right as president could cause a frothing horror. The same thing could happen after saying "all lives matter," "there are two genders" or "China is responsible for the pandemic."

Then, imagine people you've just met. It's sad when you're conservative that people can't see any dimension of you except the political one. You're immediately a "racist traitor" unless proven otherwise.

This "progressive" thought-cartooning just sadly calls to mind the 1980s movie "WarGames" about simulating global nuclear war: "The only winning move is not to play."

Tim Graham

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