San Diego May 2015

We decided 2 Bacons are better than 1, so we are heading South to San Diego May 30th-May 31, 2014. 


Bacon & Barrels is the definitive outdoor festival for the bacon obsessed foodies and those who prefer their drinks from a barrel. Bacon & Barrels was started in 2013 in Los Olivos, Santa Barbara’s wine country, and attracts a sellout crowd as soon as tickets go on sale.  Based on the success and popularity in the north, this upscale and fun food festival headed south to San Diego's Embarcadero Marina Park South on May 31, 2014.  The all-day event challenged participating chefs to create their most imaginative, fresh recipes incorporating bacon, and highlighted the best artisan and craft barrel beverages such as bourbon, beer, wine, and scotch.  The best mixologist and chef of the event was awarded the "Jefe del Porko" award and the title of Top Chef in next year’s VIP tent.  2014 TOP CHEF: barleymash and 2014 TOP MIXOLOGIST: Eureka 

But wait......there's more! A whole weekend more: 

May 2014 Bacon & Barrels Event Highlights 

·         Friday Night (VIP Only):  Chef Brooke Williamson, one of the Top Chefs in the Country will be holding court for our VIP Only All Bacon Dinner to be held at Bassmnt in San Diego. Co-Owner and Co-Executive Chef of the Hudson House, and The Tripel, Chef Williamson finished second in the all ladyTop Chef: Seattle Finals, and has gone on to mentor up and coming Chefs in the MTV Series, House of Food. The 4-Course VIP Dinner, featuring Beer pairings by “Dr. Bill” Sysak of Stone Brewing and Qupe wines, will be held at Bassmnt in downtown San Diego on Friday, May 30th from 5:30pm - 8:30pm.

Chef Brooke will be creating and executing an all bacon menu for our VIP Ticket Holders at the underground venue, Bassmnt, and will be on hand for demonstrations and a Meet and Greet! Wanna get up close to one of the best in the Country? Get your VIP Tickets here!

·         Saturday: The All-day Festival with bacon inspired dishes and libation booths and all-inclusive tastings as well as live music from The Stone Foxes and Black Crystal Wolf Kids has been described as “Hog Heaven” and the Bacon Festival for Foodies.  Check out the Saturday schedule of event here!

  • VIP Guests will be treated to special tastings, Meet & Greets with Celebrity Chefs, a shaded luxury lounge for relaxation between courses, and Early Entrance.