If you're anything like us, then you appreciate the addition of a couple thick-cut, hickory-smoked slices of bacon to any meal. A hearty breakfast? Absolutely. A five-star dinner? No shame in it. An original dessert? Sure, let's live on the wild side.
It's safe to say that bacon pairs excellently with everything, and the same argument can be made for a crisp cool beer. So, what do you do with the two items that go with everything better than anything else? You put them together for a mindblowing experience.
Enter New York City's Bacon and Beer Classic, which is being held this Friday and Saturday at Citi Field. The general premise is simple: pair the best items to emerge from the culinary and beverage world in the past 1,000 years together, then sit back and indulge among thousands of fellow connoisseurs. But it's so much more than that. This revolutionary event features over fifty—yes, that's 50—original original, bacon-infused dishes from the best local chefs and restaurants in the city.
On top of that, there will be over a hundred craft beer and cider varieties for you to wash down the delicious eats with. If there is a heaven, one could hardly imagine something any more spectacular. And it's right here, on earth, in our very own New York City.
At the end of the day, there's a vote to decide which of the bacon-inspired dishes reigns supreme. While you may be dreading the upcoming Presidential election, you would truly be shirking your duty not to declare which of these tasty creations was the best in your mind.
We know it'll be hard to pry yourself away from the food and drink, but if you're up to sit, there are plenty of opportunities to get your blood pumping and your heart racing, too—and not just at the site of all the delicious bacon bites and craft beer. The festival will offer giant jenga, a bungee run, a unique photo booth experience, and—for the true devotees—bacon- and beer-inspired tattoos, so you can finally proclaim to the world who your true loves are.
Even though this is a day for fun and games, you can feel good in the knowledge that proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to local food rescue organizations and national charities, such as City Harvest, Citymeals-on-Wheels, and Zero Percent.
Tickets start at $79 for a day pass, which may sound a bit steep, but is a small price to pay for unlimited beer and bacon. The festival is held at pro sporting venues in cities across the nation, so even if you aren't in the NYC Metropolitan Area, you should definitely check out where the next edition will be and reserve your ticket.
The weather's supposed to be splendid this weekend, which is a good sign for the festival—though let's be honest, we would trudge through a monsoon for an opportunity to consume unlimited amounts of bacon and beer. Reserve your tickets today!