ST. PETERSBURG — There are crispy people and chewy people, those who prefer turkey and those who would scoff at anything other than pork, chefs who slap it on a burger or others who stir it into mac and cheese.
Bacon preparation is one divisive issue.
But now bacon lovers of the world — or, St. Petersburg, at least — have the chance to give their feedback on dishes at nine restaurants as part of the first "Bacon Battle" in the Grand Central and Edge districts, according to a release from the Grand Central District Association.
This month, residents can visit the restaurants, eat the dishes and score them online. The dish with the highest score will receive the People's Choice award. There will also be a Judges' Choice award based on scores from a panel of three judges.
The participating restaurants are The Burg Bar & Grill at 1752 Central Ave.; Brooklyn South at 1437 Central Ave.; Engine Rose at 2901 Central Ave.; Kings Street Food at 937 Central Ave.; Old Key West Bar & Grill at 2451 Central Ave.; Punky's Bar & Grill at 3063 Central Ave.; Ricky P's Orleans Bistro at 1113 Central Ave.; Urban Brew & BBQ at 1939 Central Ave.; Urban Comfort at 2601 Central Ave.
To vote online, visit grandcentraldistrict.org, edgedistrict.org or the "Bacon Battle" Facebook event page.