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Thousands Attend Bacon and Beer Classic for a Weekend of Fun

Thousands Attend Bacon and Beer Classic for a Weekend of Fun

What an incredible weekend for foodies.

Over 10,000 guests came out to Citi Field for the 3rd Annual Bacon and Beer Classic to sample bacon infused dishes and unlimited pours of over 125 craft beers from local and regional breweries on April 22nd and 23rd.

baconGuests had the fun opportunity to play giant Jenga and corn hole, battle it out on a bungee run and participate in a bacon eating contest at this two day extravaganza which had afternoon and night sessions. An esteemed group of judges doled out the top prize of Best Bacon Dish to Druther’s Brewing Co. for their Bacon Banh Mi with Carrot and Cucumber Slaw, Deep-Fried Bun and Druthers Aioli. They won the opportunity to compete in the 2016 World Food Championships this November in Florida. bacon New York’s best chefs from 54 restaurants including Tres Carnes, Schmackary’s, Beast of Bourbon, Bareburger, BarBacon and Roni-Sue’s Chocolates along with representatives from 64 breweries including Smuttynose Brewing, Staten Island Beer Company, Queens Brewery, The Bronx Brewery, Yonkers Brewing Co. and Coney Island Brewery were on hand for the two day event. Cannonball Productions CEO Kate Levenstien welcomed guests and judges to this year’s sold out Classic.

Some fan favorites included Staten Island Brewing Company delicious sips, Potatopia, Sweet Science mini BLT Sliders, Hush ribs, and yummy desserts by Rudy’s Cuties.



Best Sweet Dish: 240 Sweet’s Happy Hour on a Stick

Best Savory Dish: South Brooklyn Pizza’s Bacon Pizza

People’s Choice: The Donutologist’s Ciroc Berry Bacon Donut


Best Sweet Dish: Pig Guy’s Peanut and Pretzel-Coated Bacon with White Chocolate

Best Savory Dish: Druthers Brewing Co.’s Bacon Banh Mi with Carrot and Cucumber Slaw, Deep-Fried Bun and Druthers Aioli

People’s Choice: Sweet Chili’s Spicy Caramel Pork


Best Sweet Dish: Rudy’s Pastry Shop’s Bacon Cheesecake Drop

Best Savory Dish: Bareburger’s Braised Bacon Burger

People’s Choice: Sweet Chili’s Spicy Caramel Pork

BEST OVERALL BACON DISH: Druthers Brewing Co.’s Bacon Banh Mi with Carrot and Cucumber Slaw, Deep-Fried Bun and Druthers Aioli


Best Lager: Penn Brewery’s Kaiser

Best Old World-Influenced Beer: Montauk Brewing’s Driftwood Ale

Best Amber or Dark Beer: Black Hog Brewing’s Granola Brown

Best American IPA: Flagship Brewing’s IPA

Best Pale Ale: Coney Island Brewing’s Home Plate Pale Ale

Best Fruity or Spiced Beer: Stone Brewing’s 24 Carrot Golden Ale

Best Cider: Downeast Cider’s Flagship Original Blend


Truly it was an amazing time had by all attendees.



ElizaBeth Taylor is a journalist for Times Square Chronicles and is a frequent guest at film, fashion and art events throughout New York City and Los Angeles due to her stature as The Sensible Socialite.Passionate about people ElizaBeth spent many years working as a travel reporter and television producer after graduating with high honors from University of Southern California. The work has afforded her the opportunity to explore Europe, Russia, South America, Asia, Australia and the Middle East. It has greatly influenced the way in which ElizaBeth sees a story and has created a heightened awareness for the way people around the world live today.

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