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June 8, 2019 | Brooklyn Mirage

No it’s not a mirage: unlimited bacon and beer came to Brooklyn’s coolest venue on June 8th, 2019. Sign-up below to get notified as soon as we’re back for 2020, get exclusive deals, and get bacon-spiration in your inbox year-round.

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Choose: 1pm or 7pm

  • Party at The Brooklyn Mirage— a breathtaking open-air sanctuary in the heart of Bushwick, Brooklyn
  • Indulge in 3 hours of unlimited bacon-inspired dishes and 100+ craft beers
  • Dance to a range of awesome live performances
  • Ride a bacon see-saw, pose for photo ops & cheer on an epic bacon eating contest
  • A commemorative tasting glass given out at the end of the session
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Choose: 12PM or 6PM

Everything included in GA plus...

  • Enter the festival an hour early through an expedited line
  • Score first dibs on your favorite bacon dishes and craft beers
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Choose: 12pm or 6pm

Everything included in GA plus...

  • Enter the festival an hour early through an expedited line
  • Gain exclusive access to the Tower—a spiraled terrace with sweeping skyline views of brooklyn/manhattan
  • Feast on an epic pig roast, not available in GA
  • Sip 3 beers from Collective Arts--including a new seasonal can release
  • Be the judge in a TV Chef Showdown & taste their expert bacon creations

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The Experience

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All-inclusive bacon inspired dishes

Indulge in 3+ hours of bacon heaven from 30+ restaurants and chefs. We’re talking decadent dishes like: Kentucky Fried Bacon Bites, Pork Belly Sliders, Chocolate Bacon Cupcakes, Spicy Sriracha Pork Ramen and way more from the best local spots. VIP ticket holders get access to the Hormel® Celebrity Chef Showdown.



Live Music, Games & Activities

Split into multiple areas, there’s are epic summer vibes to discover around every corner. Ride a mechanical bull, play on a bacon seesaw, grab carnival treats, and chill in the garden lounge. Saved by the 90’s will be playing your favorite throwbacks, DJs will be bringing the beats, and a roving brass band will be keeping you dancing all day long.

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All-you-can drink Craft Beer

Sip on 100+ craft beers ranging from hoppy IPAs, to tangy sours, to pale ales and award-winning ambers from the top regional breweries. We’ll even have some spirits and ciders on-site (we see you, non-beer drinkers). This is the open bar to end all open bars. At the end of the night, you’ll receive you a commemorative ceramic tasting cup.




VIP ticket holders get exclusive access to the Tower with sweeping views over the skyline, a decadent pig roast, and a private bar stocked with Collective Arts— one of the most buzz-worthy NYC breweries. They also get to witness a bacon battle to end all bacon battles as three well-known chefs compete for best dish.

The EPIC Venue

For our 6th year in NYC, we’re transforming The Brooklyn Mirage— a sprawling open air complex— into an elusive Bacon and Beer paradise. This famous palm-lined oasis has a giant courtyard, epic sound system, and continuous catwalk offering epic views of the skyline. This is Bacon and Beer like you’ve never seen it before.



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the judging panel

Expert judges will be on site to choose the best bacon dishes and craft beers. It’s no easy job— but these fearless foodies, chefs & journalists are up to the challenge.


Jillian Anthony

Jillian is a journalist in New York City. She is the US editor of Culture Trip and one of Folio's 2018 Top Women in Media. Previously, she was the editor of Time Out New York (print and web). She authored the sex and dating column Let Us Sex-plain and matched blind dates up on Time Out's Undateables for two years. She is a speaker and panelist who has regularly appeared on NBC News and Pix11. Her work has been published at Condé Nast Traveler, CNNMoney, Manhattan magazine, Los Angeles magazine, GOOD magazine, USAToday and other websites and publications. One of her career highlights was interviewing Queer Eye's Fab Five.

Dara Pollak

Dara Pollak

Dara Pollak is a born and raised New Yorker, classically trained dancer, and professional writer. Following a devastating car accident where she nearly lost her leg, Dara was forced to give up her dreams of being a dancer on Broadway and chose a new career path in digital media, with a creative outlet in food.

The Skinny Pig is a top New York food blog born in 2008, covering "the Three R's": restaurants, recipes, and rants. Dara started the Instagram account @skinnypignyc (90K+ followers) in 2014, attracting the masses with her sarcastic, witty humor and unapologetic honesty in tackling topics like depression and PTSD. She is a recipe developer and brand ambassador for FreshDirect, and has made appearances on Thrillist, ABC, CBS, Zagat, Tasting Table, and more.


peter sherman

Chef Peter Sherman is an emerging talent in a new and exciting food market that requires his multifaceted skill set. Peter has certainly paid his dues culinarily over the past decade, having worked for and under some of the best chefs in the world, Joel Robuchon L’Atelier, David Bouley’s Danube, April Bloomfield’s Breslin, Veritas and the Four Season’s Hotel. 
He was born and raised in New York, with a well-grounded affection and knowledge of New York City, its food scene and patrons that are second to none. In BarBacon, Peter has capitalized on his intimate knowledge and considerable skill with menu’s focused on the single craving of bacon that has proven it both under-serviced and under-appreciated. Peter has captured the public interest with his food and his first cookbook will be released this spring.

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dan myers

Dan Myers is a Deputy Editor at The Daily Meal, where he’s spent the past seven years writing, traveling, and discovering the best things to eat and drink across America. A resident of Park Slope, he’s an avid home cook, beer geek, and amateur home brewer.


gillie houston

Gillie is a Brooklyn-based freelance writer who has written for Food&Wine, Cherry Bombe, Tasting Table, Yahoo Food, MUNCHIES, and more. She documents her food-filled travels on Instagram: @gilliehouston.


Amber Sutherland-Namako

Amber Sutherland-Namako is the New York Editor at Thrillist, where she also writes about restaurantsbars, and exhibits. Previously, she went to college and worked at other places. You can summon her by saying her name three times -- if you dare. 



Bill Roundy is a Brooklyn cartoonist, nerd, and alcohol enthusiast. He edits the Brooklyn Paper's arts section, and draws the comic strip "Bar Scrawl." 


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