Saturday brunch: Bacon

rows of frosted cupcakes topped with chopped bacon

Photo by Barb McBreen, Agriculture Communication Services.

Tickets still are available for Iowa State's 4th annual Bacon Expo on Saturday, Oct. 8 (11 a.m.-2 p.m., Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center), hosted by a student committee in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Among other treats, try bacon jalapeño poppers, maple-frosted cupcakes topped with bacon (pictured), bacon gelato and more. The event also features live entertainment and educational exhibits about Iowa's pork industry. Tickets are $12 in advance via Midwestix or $15 at the door. A portion of proceeds will be donated to the Learning Disabilities Association of America, the committee's charity of choice.