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L.A.'s Bacon Fascination Penetrates Tagger Culture

A payphone on Melrose Avenue | Photo by Julie Wolfson/LAist
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We've seen this before--bacon scrawled on some wall or object on the street--and it makes us wonder if this is some performance artist mocking or making a comment on taggers who take their work so seriously they're willing to kill over it. Tagging, "bacon!" or otherwise, is bad for neighborhoods and the city economy (perhaps you could say it's good for cultural/political debate if done right), but real bacon is something Angelenos are willing to have a heart attack for.

From the traditional bacon-wrapped hot dogs sold on the streets to the more experimental creations, like the bacon donut at the Nickel Diner and bacon-wrapped Matzo Balls at The Gorbals, it's found everywhere. Even one San Francisco company has brought us the maple-bacon lollipop.

And, we predict, it'll just be a matter of time before vegan bacon becomes a staple at any regular ole' breakfast place.

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