Missed Out on the Bacon and Beer Festival? There’s an After Party

bacon-wayne-Philly-webThe Bacon and Beer Festival sold out within the thirty seconds it took me to realize my mouse was upside down. So they’re going to be selling tickets to an after party at the Hotel Monaco’s Stratus Lounge. Tickets are $25 and go on sale at 2 p.m. today.

Tickets include bacon-ized cupcakes from Sweet Box, bacon bites from Ribs Within and two drink tickets for bacon and beer cocktails.

The after party is Sunday, December 8th from 6 to 8 p.m. The bar will remain open after  the after party and drinks will be available for the discount price of $5 each.
The bacon cocktails » 

Bacon and Beer Festival Coming to Philadelphia

bacon-wayne-Philly-webThe first ever Philadelphia Bacon and Beer Festival is coming to to the Hotel Monaco on Sunday, December 8th. Fifteen of the city’s best bacon-loving restaurants and nine local craft breweries are participating.

The event also benefits MANNA, with at least 50% of the proceeds going to the non-profit.

Tickets go on sale Wednesday, November 13th at 10 a.m. The Philadelphia festival will only be a quarter of the size the original in Boston and that one sold out in minutes. This is the fourth city the festival has gone to. Denver was added in 2012 and San Francisco had its first bacon and beer fest this year.

Tickets are $45 and include access to the festival and unlimited samples from all of the restaurants and brewers.
Check out the participating breweries and restaurants » 

This Friday Is (Kevin) Bacon Fest on the Parkway

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This Friday, July 26th you can watch some Bacon while eating bacon on the Parkway. That’s right, Food & Flicks at The Oval presents Footloose, starring THE Kevin Bacon, while food trucks will be serving bacon focused dishes plus a pig roast from the new Cherry Bomb Bus. Participating vendors include:

  •  Local 215
  • Chewy’s
  • Guerilla Ultima
  • Sweet Box Cupcakes
  • Mac Mart Cart
  • Vernalicious
  • Sum Pig
  • Little Baby’s Ice Cream

The event runs from 6:30 p.m. – 11 p.m.

The Oval [City of Philadelphia]

Philadelphia Named Number One Bacon City in USA

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We don’t often give a damn about arbitrary lists from national web sites ranking Philadelphia near the top or bottom of some category. But when national real estate site, Estately ranked Philadelphia number one for bacon lovers. Well we admit, they had us.

Among the reasons given for ranking Philadelphia number one:

  • PYT’s bacon taco.
  • Cochon’s deep fried oysters with bacon aioli.
  • Jake’s Sandwich Board’s Turbacon sandwich.
  • And of course, actor Kevin Bacon and his father, city planner Edmund Bacon.

Sounds like solid math to us.

13 Best American Cities for Bacon Lovers [Estately]

Pictured, the bacon shell taco from PYT

Six Pack: Bacon Bacon Bacon

Editor’s Note: This week, we’re going to be introducing our new army of interns to you, the Foobooz readership. And it occurred to us that what better way for you to get to know them a little then for them to tell you all about something they loved to eat? Thus, we set them each to assembling their own Foobooz Six Pack, focusing on something they craved.

For our final Six Pack this week, we’d like to introduce Maegan Cadet–a sophomore at the University of Pennsylvania pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in English and Fine Arts. She’ll eat anything saturated with carbs and will drink anything with caffeine. While she is a self-professed “pretend foodie,” she prides herself in knowing a good croissant when she tastes one. 

Here’s her introductory Six Pack: Three courses of bacon-wrapped, bacon-spiked and bacon-infused goodness, proving that one can never have enough bacon (that is, until it runs out).

Bacon Starters

Bacon-wrapped scallops at Rembrandt’s

Start your meal off on the perfect footing with Rembrandt’s smoked bacon-wrapped scallops. These beautiful shellfish come swimming in Lancaster cheddar sauce, and are perfectly portioned to share with that special someone…or to devour all on your own.

Smoked Bacon Wrapped Scallops
Lancaster cheddar-lager sauce
$9.00

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This Weekend at Sycamore

This weekend Sycamore, which has just been ranked  in the top five of Zagat’s Best Philadelphia Food Restaurants, is spicing up their menu with four new dinner specials for your tasting pleasure.

The menu includes:

  • Lobster, Bacon, and Parsnip Chowder
  • Ancho and Guava Glazed Baby Back Ribs served with Huitlacoche Rice and Garlic-roasted Okra
  • Pan-roasted Poussin, Semolina Porridge, Buttered Radishes and Cranberry Compote
  • Maple Creme Brulee with Spiced Candied Pecans

If the Lobster, Bacon, and Parsnip Chowder catches your eye, then check out Sycamore’s Bacon Tasting Menu Tuesday, October 16th. The menu features five bacon-filled dishes for a Price Fixe of $49, personally created by Sycamore’s chef, Sam Jacobson.

Sycamore BYO [Official]

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