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BarBacon

The bacon they serve all have simple beginnings, rich history, passion and fortitude of their makers to be connoisseurs of their craft.

Tipsy Scoop

Tipsy Scoop blends the magic of an artisanal, hand crafted ice cream with the mastery of a perfectly mixed cocktail!

Slide BarBQ

They specialize in gourmet sliders that were developed by Madison Cowan, who is a British-American chef, best known as the first ever Grand Champion of Food Network's Chopped and on Food Networks Iron Chef America.

Breadfroot

Inspired by their neighbors and coworkers just as much as those they meet abroad, Breadfroot was eager to help share their Carribean style food with NYC!

Burger Envy

Having taken part in many of New York City’s top food festivals and events, they found that despite all the diverse offerings, the biggest lines were for burgers and fries!

Brooklyn Baked & Fried

Chicken & Waffle Sandwich Crafters made in Brooklyn to feed New York City. They are the official "anti skinny jeans movement!"

Butcher Bar

They started as an old school Butcher Shop with modern day ideals and evolved into the current BBQ Smoke House restaurant located in Astoria, Queens.

Druthers

Druthers doesn't just sell beer; they encourage good-humored, freethinkers who would rather do it their own way to shake free, go for the gusto, and live the lives they have always wanted. 

Cuzin’s Duzin

 Cuzin's Duzin has an established history of 25 years in the mini donut industry. Founder and CEO, Todd The Donutologist, has a passion for making specialty mini donut treats with customized toppings and alcoholic infusions.

 

Café Cochera

Café Cochera celebrates Latin American cariño and people by sharing their food and culture with those that value neighbors over borders and flavor over fluff. Erés parte de la familia?

Hoodoo Brown BBQ

Chef Cody started his apprenticeship on a Big Green Egg smoker and eventually opened a barbecue catering business. Through the encouragement of his customers, friends and family, he decided to open Hoodoo Brown BBQ.

Rudy's Cuties

Rudy's Pastry Shop has been in business for over 35 years providing wedding cakes, specialty cakes and assorted baked goods. They were the winners of "Best Sweet Dish" in 2015 & 2017 at our Bacon and Beer Classic!

 In Good Company Hospitality

In Good Company is a New York-based hospitality group that currently includes seven venues throughout Manhattan and Queens, with several new venues opening within the year. Each venue has a unique identity, but embodies the ethos of the hospitality group as a whole - human, humble, hungry, hospitable. 

 

sweet chili

Top Chef Finalist, Lisa, is returning to the Classic to serve up her signature sweet chili sauce! Every dish on her menu tells a story. She's been cooking since she was 9 years old, creating dishes that she's constantly worked on and refined up until this day.

Queens Bully

Queens is the Mecca of food and culture in NYC. It has tied the diversity of those cultures together with the love of food. Queens Bully  was born out of this mutual love for our neighborhood, culture, and ethnicities. It has inspired their menu which features beloved barbecue foods from around the world.

STUF'D Truck

 STUF'D Truck does it savory and sweet by stuffing their sandwiches and French toast pastries. Interesting, huh? It will make your head spin.

American Cut 

They pay homage to the best original and aspirational New York dining experience, the steakhouse. LDV Hospitality and chef partner Marc Forgione, capture the nostalgic glamour of yesteryear and adapt this ambiance to today’s modern social life through these restaurants.

Drexler’s NYC

Inventive cocktails served in a rustic-chic haunt with a zinc bar and a downstairs piano lounge, Drexler’s will be serving up a “Bacon-Centric” Cocktail!

 

Brooklyn Pizza Market 

Founded in 2017, Brooklyn Pizza Market is committed to continuously updating their menu of delicious pizza recipes. 

Schmackary's

Zachary “Schmackary” Schmahl is a born cookie monster. After trying every cookie he could find from the heartland to the big apple, Zach wanted to create something different. Why stop at Chocolate Chip?!

tBJ Gourmet

As foodies, home brewers, and especially bacon lovers, TBJ Gourmet's product has grown out of their desire to explore unique and fun recipes. Everyone who tries the bacon jams wants more and repeatedly says, "you need to be selling this." So after some time planning and organizing...here they are!

 

Dang BBQ

Their menu features the tasty flavor of smoked pork, chicken & brisket. Don't forget to try their hickory grilled burgers and hot dogs with a side of their outrageous gourmet Mac & Cheese. They believe in Dang good BBQ!

 

 

Knot Of This World Pretzels

The Knot of this World Pretzel Company started in 1920 at a tiny local store in Brooklyn, New York. The very first pretzel was hand twisted by the Italian Grandfather of the current proprietor and Executive Chef, Mr. Ray Ruffino.

Just+Add Beer Sauce and Marinade Mix

They set out to harness the magic of cooking with beers old and new and created Just+Add Beer Sauce and Marinade Mix™, the first sauce designed for cooking and grilling with beer. Their sauces are all natural, vegan, gluten-free and made with umami-rich ingredients that pair perfectly with the sour-acidity and complexity of beer to create intense flavor experiences.

Route 66 Smokehouse

Route 66 Smokehouse is located on historic Stone Street in the Financial District. Chef Billy Kooper's menu features unique twists on beloved BBQ and American recipes with a strong emphasis on hand-selected locally sourced ingredients.

Clinton Hall

With specialty games such as giant Jenga, giant connect 4, cornhole & more, the 3 pillars of Clinton Hall’s DNA (Craft Beer, Great Food, Fun) are sure to be met no matter which location you choose to go!

Corfu Grill

 Corfu Grill welcomes couples, families and friends to their petite dining room furnished with charming antique lanterns, barrels, and lovely seaside paintings mounted on classic Grecian blue walls. 

Ottomanelli Brothers

Frank, the owner of the Queens location, is returning for his fifth year cooking at the Classic! He is known for his delicious, juicy burgers! Ottomanelli’s has continued their tradition of excellence as purveyors of fine foods for over 100 years.

NATWERKS

Natwerks has been creating great memories for years as they turn precious gatherings into spectacular experiences. Their corporate and social event experts will ensure that your next wedding, birthday party, lunch, brunch, dinner or any other special occasion is a memorable experience. 

International Wings Factory 

IWF is in its fourth year of business and has been featured on NBC, FOX, and The New York Times. Come taste what the buzz is all about!

Marcha Cocina

Cooking up Spanish food and tapas in Washington Heights, Marcha Cocina is ready to throw down at the Classic for "Best Dish" of 2018!

BarKogi

Korean restaurant & bar, BarKogi specializes in Korean fusion cuisine & Korean fried chicken. Full service bar & lounge with 20 craft beers on draft.

Sands Jerk Hut

A Brooklyn based catering company that provides an array of foods that will challenge your palate and provide you with a culinary passport to the Caribbean.  

Rib in a Cup

RIB IN A CUP was founded one hungry evening long ago on a campsite in Delaware. After an exhausting weekend at a music festival, everyone agreed, something needed to be cooked and eaten. There we stood: one rack of ribs, no utensils. However, we did have plenty of cups. 

Wafels & DingEs

It all started with a ‘68 Chevy Truck roaming the streets of NYC. "Wafels & Dinges' mission shall be to give America's “Belgian waffles” a serious upgrade", Albert II declared. And the rest is history...

What's the dillaz?

Winner of the 2017 Vendy awards for 'Best Market Vendor'. They are an artisanal quesadilla company that makes the most unique
quesadillas, like their infamous chicken bacon ranch-dilla.

 
 
 
 

Chef Showdown Presented by Hormel®

 

Chef Ariel Contreras-Fox

Executive concept chef for all Dos Caminos in NYC, Ariel, will be cooking at the Classic! In the past, she spent three years at  Beck and Call with OTG Management, the company that is redefining airport dining.  Ariel was the Terminal Executive Chef who was behind the 100 million dollar EWR United Terminal build out.  They opened 36 units in 3 years!

 

chef T

Chef T

Chef T was the runner up on "Hell Kitchen" season 14. After returning home from filming she has graced the kitchens of elusive chefs like Kevin Rathbun and vacation meccas like Sea Island. Chef T just finished her stint as Director of Culinary operations at The Draper Mercantile. These days you can find her creating culinary delights at one of her exclusive Chef T Food Experiences.

 

chef B

Star Studded Events & Catering

Chef Barret Beyer epitomizes new beginnings and change, inspiring millions with his cooking and actions.Chef Barret Beyer is a Long Island native whose passion and dedication has allowed him to excel and succeed in every aspect of his professional and personal development.

 

Chef Sterling Wright

 Sterling has served Presidents and CEO’s, music legends and celebrities, and
appeared on Hell’s Kitchen! He was noted as Nashville’s First Contestant on Fox TV’s “Hell’s Kitchen Season 13. On
the show Sterling was known as “Mr. 100” and “The Chef With The Smile” he was the only contestant in the history
of Hell’s Kitchen that was allowed to keep his Chef Coat!

 

 
Frank

Chef Frank Bilotti

 Chef Frank Bilotti of Staten Island, New York began his love for culinary arts as a youngster helping his parents in the kitchen. Throughout the years, Chef has received multiple back to back recognition on his menus via “Michelin Guide Recommended.” Additionally, he has competed on Gordon Ramsay’s “HELLS KITCHEN” Season 13 as well as “CHOPPED.” He has been fortunate enough to work hand in hand with some of the most talented chefs and celebrities.