Please note that the meal was complimentary. However, the opinions expressed in my blog are 100% my own!
Alright people: listen up! If you love bacon, you cannot miss this week end's event called The Great Big Bacon Picnic in the Old Pfizer Factory in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. There, you can taste bacon, bacon, as well as bacon, in many different ways. This bacon-palooza features so many restaurants that I ended up with a bacon coma at the end of our visit. They are there the entire week end, so check them out at: http://greatbigbacon.com
Here are some of the fantastics bites we got:
First, I saw Glen Fejulla and Bes Levonja, the owners of Off The Hook, a restaurant in Astoria that I reviewed last year. I still remember my oyster shot and the lobster roll I got there. At The Great Big Bacon Picnic, they served a clam chowder with bacon (I tried their clam chowder before and it is succulent).
Chef's Cut Real Jerky - sriracha flavored jerky
Feast - Bacon with caramelized apple, charred scallion, creme fraiche and chinkiang vinegar glaze:
TRAIF - Bacon doughnut, dulce de leche, coffee:
Chadwick's Restaurant - Braised bacon bahn mi crostini:
Kingsley - Bacon marmelade buns:
Mexi BBQ - Double imperial pork appetizer: beer braised pork belly with fennel mustard and pink peppercorn-candied bacon.
Gossip Coffee - Caramel Chocolate IPA bacon doughnut:
Miura Wine Bar - Sweet breakfast: a soft brioche/donut slider caramelized and filled with "scrambled eggs" liquid nitrogen ice cream and a slice of sweet crispy bacon (very creative and delicious):
Midnights - Cheddar bacon gougere:
Walker's Bar - Smoked pork belly pan seared in olive oil and served with a raisin caper chutney:
Handcraft - Bison, wild boar and bacon meatball wrapped in bacon and pineapple:
Naive - Bacon wrapped fig stuffed with gorgonzola:
Brooklyn Baked and Fried - Fried bacon and pear bites:
Tellers - Black pepper bacon:
Cow & Clover - BLT lettuce wrap:
Tres Carnes - Pork belly tacos with poblano lime ranch and pickled onions:
There was also that deviled egg with bacon: I was so excited to try it that I forgot to take the name of the restaurant (if its you, please send me an email!).
Rhodacookies - bacon and chocolate cookies:
Roni-Sue: Bacon Buttercrunch toffee:
Endless Summer - Bacon jam stuffed cream puff with candied jalapeño on top:
Sweet Science - BLT sliders:
Lambchops - Graceland Banana Foster, an homage to Elvis made with bacon, peanut butter, bacon infused crostini, pistachio bacon praline, brunt sugar tangerine zest.
Bareburger - candied bacon slider with pickled red onion and Boston bib:
Grilled Cheese Alley - The Ridgewood, made with rye bread, sauerkraut, Russian dressing, swiss cheese and bacon (like a reuben):
Master Purveyors Inc. - special blend slider with Master's uncured Fruitwood smoked bacon dust:
Urban Smoke - Pork belly tacos with apple and onion jam, braised cabbage and mustard greens:
Know that besides food, you also get unlimited booze...And I have been reasonable. I tried the following:
Shiner Oktoberfest beer:
Heart Cut Moonshine, not made by your neighbor, but by Standard Wormwood Distillery (Brooklyn):
Barrow's Intense - Ginger liquor:
And their apple cider cocktail:
Last was the bacon vodka egg cream by Corinne’s Concepts in Catering. I loved it!
We left full and glad that we got to go to The Great Big Bacon Picnic: this is an event that bacon lovers must not miss and you only have one more day. So you know what to do tomorrow!
Enjoy (I did)!
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