Nashville is host to a plethora of culinary events, and popular, commonly sold-out ones at that. There’s the Hot Chicken Festival, InterNASHional Food Crawl on Nolensville Road, Music City Food + Wine, Oktoberfest, and many, many more. Now, there’s another to add to the calendar: the Bacon and Beer Classic.
The Bacon and Beer Classic, founded by Kate Levenstien, will take place at Nashville’s Nissan Stadium, home to the Tennessee Titans, on Saturday, Nov. 5. To satisfy the unofficial terms and conditions of a “Classic,” the best bacon and brews in the area are invited, and judges will be on site to award winners in select categories. It’s a match-made-in-heaven atmosphere to explore while drinking craft beer and eating greasy, bacon-infused dishes.
There will be more than 30 local restaurants and 40 regional breweries throughout the stadium to try, a bacon-eating contest (the winner taking home a year’s worth of bacon), interactive games like giant Jenga, a photo booth, and — saving the best for last — bacon- and beer-inspired temporary tats.
Tenn Sixteen is confirmed to be serving up beer-braised pork cheeks with cherry bacon jam, Butchertown Hall will have smoked/braised pork belly, and Bao Down is bringing bacon fried rice. Drooling yet? For more sneak peeks, visit the website or the Facebook page.
Tickets run $59 for general admission from 1 to 4 p.m., or upgrade to Early Access for a half hour early entrance at $75. If you’re a serious bacon- and beer-lover, opt for the full VIP experience at $99 for one-hour early admission and exclusive field access.
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