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THE BROOKLYN MIRAGE | JUNE 8TH
Join us at the Brooklyn Mirage—an elusive, open-air sanctuary in the heart of Brooklyn—for the ultimate summer kickoff party celebrating the best things in life: bacon and beer.
Over 50 local restaurants will be serving bold bacon-inspired dishes, and the best local breweries will be pouring over 100 top craft varietals. With incredible live performances, delicious BBQ vibes, and awesome games and contests, this is how you kick off summer in NYC.
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
- Take home a commemorative tasting glass
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
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 a specialty cocktail and enjoy exclusive craft beers at a private VIP bar
- Be the judge in a TV Chef Showdown & taste their expert bacon creations
- Take home a hands-free beer lanyard with your commemorative cup
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.
All-inclusive bacon inspired dishes.
It’s the year of the pig. Let the gluttony begin. For the 6th annual Bacon and Beer Classic, we’re bringing out all the stops. Indulge in 3+ hours of bacon heaven. 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.
participating restaurants are being announced soon
All-you-can drink Craft Beer.
Get your iconic tasting cup and 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). Everything’s included in your ticket price make this the open bar to end all open bars.
Participating breweries are being announced soon.
2019 Sponsors + Partners
Spacious hangout serving American BBQ, dishes with global flavors, served with craft cocktails and local craft beers. Queens Bully (short for Boulevard) was born out of this mutual love for their neighborhood, culture, and ethnicities.
Offers casual Greek dining in a sliver of Forest Hills. Nestled on the upper level of the popular shopping center on Austin Street, 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.
Adrii's Kitchen specializes in distinctive appetizers and signature dishes. It originated in 2015 but became established in 2017 by Chef Adrii in the NYC area. A catering service that take food that you already enjoy and gave it, it's own personal twist.
NYC based, yet they will drive to you—STUF'D does it ALL! Whether or not you decide to rent the truck, they will make your event a memorable one. The planning will be flawless, organized, and simple, with the food even more impressive.
Sands Jerk Hut, LLC
Sands Jerk Hut is 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.
Brooklyn Baked & Fried
Brooklyn Baked & Fried is a mobile catering business operated by a daughter, Nie Blake and mom, Denise James team. Currently doing various events and fairs around NYC!
Their Academy Award Worthy Sammich Menu is not for the casual snacker. These Sandwiches are two handed monsters. In fact, they're so big they felt they belonged on the big screen. Their menu features hits like "Jurassic Pork", "Brisky Business" and "Farmegeddon".
Knot Of This World Pretzels
Their vision has always been to create the freshest snack foods using the finest ingredients. The goal is to deliver a product that every customer is proud to consume or share with family and friends. At Knot of this World, they care about the quality of every pretzel and item available.
What's the dillaz?
An artisanal quesadilla shop serving the LIC Flea and Food Audience. They won People’s Choice at the 2018 Bacon and Beer Classic. You do not want to skip this line!
Cuzin's Duzin is simple.. to bring back your "old school" donut shop with classic flavors and toppings, but with a retro spin! With a growing supportive donut community, The Donutologist plans on making Cuzin's Duzin the fastest growing franchise in America.
Fabipops is a high end dessert catering company based out New York and New Jersey, known for it's unique hand-designs and rich flavors. Fabipops is more than just cake pops today! They have extended our line of dessert to include wedding cakes, custom cakes, cake pops, french macarons, gourmet cookies, and much more.
La Bella Torte
A dessert truck specializing in Italian Pastries. Started by Joe and AnnMarie Glaser after finding themselves out of work. Now they bring to all who desire cakes a mobile pastry shop complete with cannoli, banana nutella cakes, rosemary olive oil cakes and much more!
The Fried Kitchen
The Fried Kitchen is all about fresh nutrition- it's in their blood. They make sure all their gets the good stuff, local & organic food cultivated by farmers.
They see a Bacon-Infused Hamburger as the secret ingredient in their customers’ next backyard barbecue. They work closely with their extended family of quality purveyors to ensure the most delicious, succulent experience, each and every time their customers bite into a BacoBurger!
They are a family-owned restaurant group, founded in 2010. Their mission is to create fresh, creative and healthy meals that excite the
mind, heart and palate. Their menu, farm, local partners and community
roots are what make them different and with over 19 locations (and counting), they are committed to connecting people to real food.
Jase's BBQ LLC
First class BBQ services infused with Caribbean flavors. They are the home of the BBQ pigtail & jerk fried chicken and specialize in events, catering & much more!
Sorry not sorry
Sorry not Sorry is located in Forest Hills, Queens. If you are planning a party, celebration or an event, this venue is the place to check out!
Following in the ice cream tradition, they began to experiment with putting a modern boozy twist on ice cream. They wanted to combine the best of both worlds and infuse traditional ice cream flavors with differenet liquors. They finaly perfected the recipes and came up with creamy, tipsy and delicious treats!
Spanish-inspired tapas with Latin flair serving breakfast, lunch, dinner & drinks! Their famous HAPPY HOUR is everyday starting at 3pm until 8pm.
Happy hour on Saturday is all night long at the bar.
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? He saw so many more flavor opportunities for cookies and yet no one was doing it. With that thought in mind, Schmackary’s was born.
With over 20 years of culinary experience, Lisa’s expertise is only matched by her ability to run a successful and profitable kitchen. She is passionate about creating new flavors that will engage and excite the food community of New York City. She has also worked at several high end restaurants in NYC including Asia de Cuba, Rain, Public, Mai House, and Dos Caminos.
BACON BELONGS TO THE HEDONIST, THE THROW-CAUTION-TO-THE-WINDS SORT WHO WOULD EAT A BACON SANDWICH WITH A SIDE OF BACON. BarBacon has taken home a trophy every year at the Classic. Do you really want to miss their booth? Taste test for yourself!
RIB IN A CUP
Founded on 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.
American Cut Steakhouse pays 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.
F. Ottomanelli Burgers and Belgain Fries
Get the nostalgic feel of an old-fashioned butcher shop at S Ottomanelli & Sons Prime Meats in Woodside, New York. They are a family-owned and -operated butcher shop that offers all-natural prime meats and wild game meats. They rely on the tried and tested way of aging meats, which reaches 21 days. All our products come fresh and never frozen in every shipment.
Table87 - "Home of the coal oven slice." When they opened Table 87 In Brooklyn Heights, they set out to sell coal fired pizza by the slice using only the freshest, most delicious ingredients. After opening their second outpost in Gownaus, they decided that they wanted their pizza to reach even more people, so they developed packaging and freezing methods to offer the perfect frozen, coal fired pizza (but they’ll let you be the judge of that).
Hoodoo Brown BBQ
Owner Cody Sperry was inspired several years ago on a "guys trip" to Austin, Texas. There they traveled to over a dozen barbecue joints, with owner's generously sharing their stories, secrets and passion for creating true Texas barbecue. He returned to Ridgefield with a new outlook and desire to replicate what he experienced in Texas. He started his apprenticeship on a Big Green Egg smoker and eventually opened a barbecue catering business.
The Nugget Spot
Inspired by an iconic childhood favorite, The Nugget Spot is dedicated to serving up the finest nuggets you've ever had. Period. They use only hormone free proteins and fresh vegetables to create their delicious and exciting flavors. All of their sauces are made in house, from quality ingredients, to provide the best product possible. And because they want to keep you coming back, they are constantly working on new, inventive nuggets to give you more tasty combinations to love!
Executive Chef Tiltz Sports Bar & Arcade
Owner/ Operator Star Studded Events & Catering
Exclusive Chef T Food Experience
AS SEEN ON HELLS KITCHEN SEASON 16 RUNNER UP!
Pig Roast for VIP ONLY & make your own pork sliders!
Beer glorious beer.
Mill House Brewing
They opened doors on Mill Street in the Fall of 2013 and can’t remember much since, except that starting, running and growing MHBC has been awesome!
Join the rev-ALE-ution! They’re global, but they brew local. Local breweries. Local bakeries. Supporting local food organizations to end food waste .
1947 Indian Craft Beer
They set out to create a beer that would really compliment Indian cuisine and help them celebrate the culture, and they ended up with a beer that not only does that, but it tastes so good it's appealing to beer drinkers everywhere!
Lagunitas Brewing Co
Lagunitas beers are available in 20-ish countries and growing. And whether supporting local communities by turning beer into money for the cause, or simply fueling stories and songs with IPA and other fine ales, they’ve learned one thing (aside for how to cook a turkey)… Wherever you go: beer speaks, people mumble.
“Piels is for the people”. Established in 1883, they are NY oldest craft lager and official “Good Drinking Beer”.
Coney Island Brewery
With 8 house-brewed beers on tap that rotate regularly, there’s always something new to try. Depending on the season, you might catch some of their limited release, specialty styles, like SuperFreak, our Kettle Corn Cream Ale and Cotton Candy Kölsch on tap and in small-batch cans.
Funny how brothers settle things the old fashioned way. Try brothers-in-law. Who own a brewery together. David, AKA The Lion, and Adam, AKA The Bear, may battle, epically at times, but at least neither ever forget it's for the love of beer
Sixpoint was founded in 2004 (they like to say it was born at the dawn of civilization, though that’s a story for another time…) in the rough and tumble neighborhood of Red Hook, BKLYN. It was essentially a cult brewery — draft-only, mysterious, cryptic…
Five Boroughs Brewing Co
Five Boroughs Brewing Co. is part of this evolving landscape, creating great beer while focusing on quality, community, and authenticity. Five Boroughs embraces a culture of craft brewing that cares just as much about the product inside the glass as the people who drink it.
The Owls' Brew
After years in the tea and cocktail biz, they’d learned that you can have it all - clean ingredients, delicious flavors, and a spike or two. It’s all about balance, after all. Meet their Boozy Teas- A blend of organic tea and botanicals, and spiked with a malt base.
Victory Brewing Company
Victory Brewing Company is a craft brewery headquartered in Downingtown, PA. Founded by childhood friends, Bill Covaleski and Ron Barchet, Victory officially opened its doors in February of 1996. Victory’s second state of the art brewery opened in February of 2014 in Parkesburg, PA.
Since opening, Southern Tier immediately garnered regional attention and demand quickly outgrew what their modest facility could handle. In 2009 a new 20,000-sq-ft building was added to the property. In this new facility, the small brewery was able to grow and offer the product both nationally and internationally, while still satisfying its loyal local fans.
DuClaw Brewing Co.
They consider the art of beer making sacred. With more than 30 distinguished microbrews, ranging from Double IPAs to Barley Wines to Sours and beyond, they deliver on what they promise. If the label says Double IPA, then a Double IPA is what you’re drinking – and a damn good one, too!
Highway Manor Brewing
Located in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, Highway Manor is coming back to to the Classic for a second year! #tastemyplace
As the founder of the craft movement in the backyard of the world's largest brewer, they began hand-brewing authentic beers in 1991 and continue the commitment today as the largest locally-owned independent craft brewery in Missouri.
Kopparbergs Bryggeri was established in 1882 in Kopparberg, Sweden. 36 craft brewers joined forces to what today still remains as Kopparbergs Bryggeri. Generations of local families have worked for the brewery and their people will always be one of their keys to success.
Stone Brewing has come a long way since opening in 1996. They have grown from a small microbrewery with just two founders into one of the largest craft breweries in the United States, employing more than 1,100 amazing men and women. From the beginning, our goal has been to brew outstanding, unique beers while maintaining an unwavering commitment to sustainability, business ethics, and the art of brewing.
Thanks to our Sponsors
the judging panel
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 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.
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.
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.