I'm going in too many blogging directions right now. But wanted to remind everyone of the August Culinary Smackdown, which last month's winner, Grumpy Granny, has declared to be "Battle: Bacon." Deadline is August 31 and you can find the details at Granny's place here.
Stop back later to read about my epic dinner at Orchids and meeting local Top Chef: Just Desserts contestant Megan Ketover. I was charmed on all fronts!