Two of the best things to put in your face are joining forces and coming to Dallas in festival form: The Bacon and Beer Classic will arrive in Big D on Saturday, March 18, bringing with it samples of bacon dishes, endless bacon strips (!!!) and more than 50 regional craft beers to try. Think bacon strips, bacon on skewers, bacon on dessert … and some beer. Oh, man!
While this festival has delighted visitors in other cities for years, this is the first time it’ll happen in Dallas. The Foundry in West Dallas (attached to Chicken Scratch) will host the salty-meaty-crunchy extravaganza, showcasing not just porky goodness and beer but giant Jenga, a photo booth, bacon- and suds-inspired faux tattoos and a bacon-eating contest, among other activities guest can dive into. Says Bacon and Beer Classic founder Kate Levenstien, “Dallas is a young, fun-loving city, and a dream destination for the Classic. I can’t wait to showcase the best bacon dishes and beers this city has to offer!”
Not quite hungry for this event yet? Check out the dishes that’ll be featured in Dallas …
Bacon Mac N Cheese, Cheesy Bacon French Fries, Bacon and Chive Mashed Potatoes, Bacon Bouquets, Pork Belly Carnitas Taco with Bacon Jam, Ancho Caramel Bacon Popcorn, Bleu Cheese Bacon Biscuit with Blackberry Jam; Spicy Bacon, Pork & Chorizo Meatball with Roasted Red Pepper Marinara; Roasted Poblano & Piggy Soup Shooter with Cumin Crema; and assorted Bacon Twists. Boom!
Rather than gather attendees in for one jam-packed session of eating and drinking, the Classic is operated in sessions, with the venue being cleared out after each. There’s a 12:30 to 3 p.m. session, a 4:30 to 7 p.m. session and an 8:30 to 11 p.m. session; VIP ticket holders get to start dining and drinking a half hour earlier than those start times and get access to a special cocktail bar.
All tickets include a commemorative tasting glass and all of the bacon and beers. A general admission ticket is $45, and VIP costs $55.
As always, you can count on me to try to hook you up with tickets to this fabulous-sounding event! Head to my Instagram profile to enter to win two (2) general admission tickets just burning a hole in my pocket! OK, they’re in my inbox, but you get the picture. Get on over to Insta, and good luck!