Bacon has managed to establish quite the cult-like following, adding an odd but delicious twist to everyday foods. From chocolate covered bacon to bacon ice cream, this food item has become the new “must have” ingredient. This year, locals and visitors can celebrate its greasy goodness at the Big Bite Bacon Fest at the San Diego Fair.
On July 5th, guests will have the chance to taste all sorts of bacon dishes at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. There are two separate tasting events, the first from noon to 3 pm and the second 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm. This event is expecting bacon dishes from up to 40 restaurants and celebrity cooks from the San Diego area and further afield. The beer offerings are coming from about 30 different breweries in the San Diego and Southern California region.
Tickets are available for advance purchase and on the day of the event. General admission tickets include unlimited bacon dish samples and the visitors’ choice of 10 samples of beer that are 3 ounces each. Advance tickets for general admission are $55, while general admission tickets the day of the event are $65. VIP ticket holders get everything available to general admission guests, and they are allowed into the event an hour earlier and have special seating during the event. The cost of these advance VIP tickets is $75 with an additional $10 added for purchases on the day of the event. Piglet and Sober Pig tickets range in price from $45 to $75, depending on the date they are purchased. Piglets and Sober Pigs get the same wonderful selection of bacon featured food, but the ticket does not include the beer samples as they are catered towards the kids and designated drivers in the group.
Other exciting activities at the tasting include interesting bacon-themed games, promising fun for the whole family. Gear up for the 2014 Bacon Fest by booking your hotel near San Diego Bay in Downtown, a great place for post-festival pork dishes.
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