There is nothing like the aroma of bacon. The smell of pork belly sizzling on a griddle is enough to tempt the most loyal of vegetarians. While scientists have tried to explain the appeal by hypothesizing that a chemical reaction between amino acids and sugar is part of the allure, most area residents just know “they like it.”
“This is a bacon-eating town,” said Kim Casey, owner of Morgan’s Cafe off Kings Highway in Charlotte Harbor. “My customers eat a lot of bacon. It’s the grease that does it.”
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