Sept 24/25 2016 - The Great Big Bacon Picnic in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Please note that the meal was complimentary. However, the opinions expressed in my blog are 100% my own! 

 The Great Big Bacon Picnic in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

The Great Big Bacon Picnic in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

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 

 The Great Big Bacon Picnic in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

The Great Big Bacon Picnic in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

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).

 Glen Fejulla and Bes Levonja, the owners of  Off The Hook  in Astoria at The Great Big Bacon Picnic in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Glen Fejulla and Bes Levonja, the owners of Off The Hook in Astoria at The Great Big Bacon Picnic in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

 Clam chowder with bacon from Off The Hook in Astoria at The Great Big Bacon Picnic in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Clam chowder with bacon from Off The Hook in Astoria at The Great Big Bacon Picnic in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Chef's Cut Real Jerky - sriracha flavored jerky

 Sriracha flavored jerky from Chef's Cut Jerky at The Great Big Bacon Picnic in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Sriracha flavored jerky from Chef's Cut Jerky at The Great Big Bacon Picnic in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Feast - Bacon with caramelized apple, charred scallion, creme fraiche and chinkiang vinegar glaze:

 Bacon with caramelized apple, charred scallion, creme fraiche and chinkiang vinegar glaze from Feast at The Great Big Bacon Picnic in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Bacon with caramelized apple, charred scallion, creme fraiche and chinkiang vinegar glaze from Feast at The Great Big Bacon Picnic in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

TRAIF - Bacon doughnut, dulce de leche, coffee:

 Bacon doughnut from Traif at The Great Big Bacon Picnic in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Bacon doughnut from Traif at The Great Big Bacon Picnic in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Chadwick's Restaurant - Braised bacon bahn mi crostini:

 Braised bacon bahn mi crostini from Chadwick's restaurant at The Great Big Bacon Picnic in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Braised bacon bahn mi crostini from Chadwick's restaurant at The Great Big Bacon Picnic in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Kingsley - Bacon marmelade buns:

 Bacon marmelade buns by Kingsley at The Great Big Bacon Picnic in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Bacon marmelade buns by Kingsley at The Great Big Bacon Picnic in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Mexi BBQ - Double imperial pork appetizer: beer braised pork belly with fennel mustard and pink peppercorn-candied bacon.

 Double imperial bacon appetizer from Mexi BBQ at The Great Big Bacon Picnic in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Double imperial bacon appetizer from Mexi BBQ at The Great Big Bacon Picnic in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Gossip Coffee - Caramel Chocolate IPA bacon doughnut:

 Caramel Chocolate IPA bacon doughnut from Gossip Coffee at The Great Big Bacon Picnic in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Caramel Chocolate IPA bacon doughnut from Gossip Coffee at The Great Big Bacon Picnic in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

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):

 Sweet breakfast from Miusa Wine Bar at The Great Big Bacon Picnic in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Sweet breakfast from Miusa Wine Bar at The Great Big Bacon Picnic in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Midnights - Cheddar bacon gougere:

 Midnights' cheddar bacon gougere at The Great Big Bacon Picnic in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Midnights' cheddar bacon gougere at The Great Big Bacon Picnic in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Walker's Bar - Smoked pork belly pan seared in olive oil and served with a raisin caper chutney:

 Smoked pork belly from Walker's Bar at The Great Big Bacon Picnic in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Smoked pork belly from Walker's Bar at The Great Big Bacon Picnic in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Handcraft - Bison, wild boar and bacon meatball wrapped in bacon and pineapple:

 Handcraft's meatball wrapped in bacon at The Great Big Bacon Picnic in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Handcraft's meatball wrapped in bacon at The Great Big Bacon Picnic in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Naive - Bacon wrapped fig stuffed with gorgonzola:

 Bacon wrapped fig stuffed with gorgonzola from Naive at The Great Big Bacon Picnic in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Bacon wrapped fig stuffed with gorgonzola from Naive at The Great Big Bacon Picnic in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

 Bacon wrapped fig stuffed with gorgonzola from Naive at The Great Big Bacon Picnic in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Bacon wrapped fig stuffed with gorgonzola from Naive at The Great Big Bacon Picnic in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Brooklyn Baked and Fried - Fried bacon and pear bites:

 Fried bacon and pear bites from Brooklyn Baked and Fried at The Great Big Bacon Picnic in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Fried bacon and pear bites from Brooklyn Baked and Fried at The Great Big Bacon Picnic in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Tellers - Black pepper bacon:

 Tellers' Black Pepper Bacon at The Great Big Bacon Picnic in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Tellers' Black Pepper Bacon at The Great Big Bacon Picnic in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Cow & Clover - BLT lettuce wrap:

 BLT lettuce wrap from Cow & Clover at The Great Big Bacon Picnic in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

BLT lettuce wrap from Cow & Clover at The Great Big Bacon Picnic in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

 BLT lettuce wrap from Cow & Clover at The Great Big Bacon Picnic in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

BLT lettuce wrap from Cow & Clover at The Great Big Bacon Picnic in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Tres Carnes - Pork belly tacos with poblano lime ranch and pickled onions:

 Pork belly taco from Tres Carnes at The Great Big Bacon Picnic in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Pork belly taco from Tres Carnes at The Great Big Bacon Picnic in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

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!).

 Deviled egg with bacon at The Great Big Bacon Picnic in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Deviled egg with bacon at The Great Big Bacon Picnic in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Rhodacookies - bacon and chocolate cookies:

 Rhodacookies' bacon and chocolate cookies at The Great Big Bacon Picnic in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Rhodacookies' bacon and chocolate cookies at The Great Big Bacon Picnic in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

 Rhodacookies' bacon and chocolate cookies at The Great Big Bacon Picnic in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Rhodacookies' bacon and chocolate cookies at The Great Big Bacon Picnic in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Roni-Sue: Bacon Buttercrunch toffee:

 Roni-Sue's bacon butter crunch toffee at The Great Big Bacon Picnic in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Roni-Sue's bacon butter crunch toffee at The Great Big Bacon Picnic in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

 Roni-Sue's bacon butter crunch toffee at The Great Big Bacon Picnic in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Roni-Sue's bacon butter crunch toffee at The Great Big Bacon Picnic in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Endless Summer - Bacon jam stuffed cream puff with candied jalapeño on top:

 Bacon jam stuffed cream puff from Endless Summer at The Great Big Bacon Picnic in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Bacon jam stuffed cream puff from Endless Summer at The Great Big Bacon Picnic in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Sweet Science - BLT sliders:

 BLT sliders from Sweet Science at The Great Big Bacon Picnic in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

BLT sliders from Sweet Science at The Great Big Bacon Picnic in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Lambchops - Graceland Banana Foster, an homage to Elvis made with bacon, peanut butter, bacon infused crostini, pistachio bacon praline, brunt sugar tangerine zest.

 Graceland banana foster from Lambchops at The Great Big Bacon Picnic in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Graceland banana foster from Lambchops at The Great Big Bacon Picnic in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Bareburger - candied bacon slider with pickled red onion and Boston bib:

 Bareburger's candied bacon slider at The Great Big Bacon Picnic in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Bareburger's candied bacon slider at The Great Big Bacon Picnic in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

 Bareburger's candied bacon slider at The Great Big Bacon Picnic in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Bareburger's candied bacon slider at The Great Big Bacon Picnic in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Grilled Cheese Alley - The Ridgewood, made with rye bread, sauerkraut, Russian dressing, swiss cheese and bacon (like a reuben):

 The Ridgewood by Grilled Cheese Alley at The Great Big Bacon Picnic in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

The Ridgewood by Grilled Cheese Alley at The Great Big Bacon Picnic in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Master Purveyors Inc. - special blend slider with Master's uncured Fruitwood smoked bacon dust:

 Master Purveyors Inc. 's beef patty with bacon dust at The Great Big Bacon Picnic in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Master Purveyors Inc. 's beef patty with bacon dust at The Great Big Bacon Picnic in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Urban Smoke - Pork belly tacos with apple and onion jam, braised cabbage and mustard greens:

 Urban Smoke's pork belly taco at The Great Big Bacon Picnic in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Urban Smoke's pork belly taco at The Great Big Bacon Picnic in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Know that besides food, you also get unlimited booze...And I have been reasonable. I tried the following:

Shiner Oktoberfest beer:

 Shiner Oktoberfest beer at The Great Big Bacon Picnic in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Shiner Oktoberfest beer at The Great Big Bacon Picnic in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Heart Cut Moonshine, not made by your neighbor, but by Standard Wormwood Distillery (Brooklyn):

 Moonshine from Standard Wormwood Distillery at The Great Big Bacon Picnic in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Moonshine from Standard Wormwood Distillery at The Great Big Bacon Picnic in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Barrow's Intense - Ginger liquor:

 Ginger liquor by Barrow's Intense at The Great Big Bacon Picnic in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Ginger liquor by Barrow's Intense at The Great Big Bacon Picnic in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

And their apple cider cocktail:

 Apple cider cocktail from Barrow's Intense at The Great Big Bacon Picnic in Williamsburg, Brooklyn 

Apple cider cocktail from Barrow's Intense at The Great Big Bacon Picnic in Williamsburg, Brooklyn 

 Apple cider cocktail from Barrow's Intense at The Great Big Bacon Picnic in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Apple cider cocktail from Barrow's Intense at The Great Big Bacon Picnic in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Last was the bacon vodka egg cream by Corinne’s Concepts in Catering. I loved it!

 Bacon Vodka egg cream by Corinne’s Concepts in Catering at The Great Big Bacon Picnic in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Bacon Vodka egg cream by Corinne’s Concepts in Catering at The Great Big Bacon Picnic in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

 Bacon Vodka egg cream by Corinne’s Concepts in Catering at The Great Big Bacon Picnic in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Bacon Vodka egg cream by Corinne’s Concepts in Catering at The Great Big Bacon Picnic in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

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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