First Annual DC Bacon and Beer Festival to Benefit Food & Friends on April 12th

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From a press release:

“Eat Boston is pleased to present the First Annual DC Bacon and Beer Festival on April 12, 2014 at Penn Social to benefit Food & Friends. The event features creative bacon-inspired bites and tasty beers from area restaurants and breweries.

The most recent Bacon and Beer Festival in Philadelphia sold out in 30 seconds, and Boston within minutes. The event has also had sell out success in minutes in Denver, San Francisco, and other cities. Tickets are $45, and they go on sale Thursday, March 13, 2014 at 11:00 a.m.

Among the slate of participants is Bourbon Steak executive chef John Critchley who joined the event because “I’ve always been a strong supporter of Food & Friends and their incredible and important work of providing meals, and assisting people and families living with chronic illnesses. Add bacon and beer and why wouldn’t I be excited to be part of this festival.”

Guests can buy tickets and sign up to receive updates here.

Where: Penn Social
801 E St NW

When: Saturday, April 12, 2014
2:30 – 5:00 p.m.

Tickets: $45 Regular Tickets
$60 Baller Tickets

Why? Fun + bacon + beer! And to raise money for Food & Friends!

Participating Restaurants: 1905 Restaurant, Agua 301, Art & Soul, Bar Charley/Jackie’s, Bar Pilar/Cafe Saint Ex, Boundary Road, Bourbon Steak, Chef Geoff’s, Kitchen Cray, Menu MBK, Penn Social, Poste, The Pig, Three Little Pigs

Participating Breweries: DC Brau, Dogfish Head, Fordham/Old Dominion, Full Tilt, Sam Adams, Starr Hill, Three Stars, Union Brewing”

13 Comment

  • Pet peeve – labeling an event “First Annual.” It’s not an “annual” event until the second year. But I’ll make an exception for bacon.

    • Yes, it should be inaugural

    • I don’t have a problem with the terminology — “first annual” implies that you intend to make it an annual thing. When I celebrated my 39th birthday, I jokingly referred to it as my “first annual 39th birthday celebration.”

      • That’s exactly the point. You can intend all you want, but it’s not annual until you actually host the second event. Maybe this event will totally suck and the organizers will have no interest in hosting it next year?
        Also, your “annual 39th birthday celebration” reference isn’t witty or amusing until at least the second year, so you’re just further proving the point.

  • justinbc

    It seems like there are about a dozen of these exact same festivals now involving some combination of bacon, beer, bourbon, and/or BBQ. I’m waiting for them to add beards, bullets, and broads to the equation.

    • I’m willing to bet that someone out there is already planning the “First annual beer, bacon, and beard festival” to be held in 2015 in a location that is yet to be gentrified.

  • Peak Bacon was 2012. Let’s move on.
    Two years ago I went to an annual (yes, in the true sense) cake baking contest held among friends, and 3 of the 12 entries included bacon. Too much.

    • leftcoastsouthpaw

      There’s never too much bacon.

      • 2012 called, it wants its bacon back. Turns out, there is too much. Bacon is wonderful, but it’s also very strong. Chefs and even mixologists are hiding otherwise unremarkable food beneath the flavor of bacon. I don’t need it in every dish, I don’t need it to flavor all my vegetables, and I definitely don’t need it in my drinks or deserts. #overkill

        • That’s OK because the intended audience for bacon isn’t really the old ladies who hold their annual cake baking contest.

          • Except that 25 percent of the “old ladies” at this cake-baking event did in fact include salt-cured pork fat in their baked desserts, so maybe you’re proving alpinepaq’s point.

          • Just because you do use something doesn’t mean you should.
            See: skinny jeans.

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