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. Wash it all down with 100+ craft beers ranging from hoppy IPAs, to tangy sours, to pale ales and award-winning ambers. We’ll even have some spirits and ciders on-site (we see you, non-beer drinkers). Your tastebuds are going to flip this year— don’t miss out.
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The bacon they serve all have simple beginnings, rich history, passion and fortitude of their makers to be connoisseurs of their craft.
Tipsy Scoop blends the magic of an artisanal, hand crafted ice cream with the mastery of a perfectly mixed cocktail!
They specialize in smoked meats, gourmet sliders and craft beers & cocktails. Slide Bar-B-Q is an authentic, Southern dining experience. Their entire menu is made in house from scratch just like you would expect from your Granny.
Cooking up Spanish food and tapas in Washington Heights, Marcha Cocina is ready to throw down at the Classic for "Best Dish" of 2018!
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!"
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!
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.
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 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 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.
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 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 does it savory and sweet by stuffing their sandwiches and French toast pastries. Interesting, huh? It will make your head spin.
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.
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...
Brooklyn Pizza Market
Founded in 2017, Brooklyn Pizza Market is committed to continuously updating their menu of delicious pizza recipes.
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?!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Korean restaurant & bar, BarKogi specializes in Korean fusion cuisine & Korean fried chicken. Full service bar & lounge with 20 craft beers on draft.
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 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 Barret Beyer
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!
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.
Beer glorious beer.
At Wartega there are two key rules: The beer must be balanced, and the beer must be interesting. Thus, our beers are brewed with fruit, spices and herbs, while still respecting beer making fundamentals–balance and drinkability.
They are dedicated to making beer from the inside out: they brew what they like to drink--with utter disregard for what the market demands-- and search out fans with equally eccentric palates!
Port Jeff Brewing
The brewery features a 7 barrel system which is capable of producing 217 gallons per brew. They also hold a summer concert series every Wednesday night in June, July, and August!
B9 Beverages is a start up with the mission to bring a craft beer revolution in India & the US. Based out of New Delhi, with expansion throughout the US, everyone at B9 cares deeply about one thing, and one thing only – creating and making beers that people can fall in love with.
American family-owned and operated. They use only all-natural ingredients and make super-premium ciders on the Sonoma Coast of California.
Founded in Harlem in 2000, Harlem Brewing has more than 17 years of history and brewing tradition. Harlem is unique because of it focus on unusual flavors and infusions but more importantly because of its passion for its Harlem heritage and flavorful recipes. This resulted in the People's Champ Award for Best Brews NYC.
Oyster Bay Brewing Company
They are in the business of making great beers locally on Long Island. Since 2012, their brewery has been committed to producing unconventional ales and lagers that defy styles, categories and your imagination.
Island To Island Brewery
Specializing in fruit craft beers, craft ciders and non-alcoholic probiotic brews, Island to Island is broadening the scope of fermented American craft beverages by championing the use of indigenous American produce from the Caribbean to Mexico; Canada to Argentina with a strong hyperlocal New York influence.
Crossroads Brewing Company
Adam Krawczak has taken the reigns as Head Brewer and continues the tradition of quality craft ales, taking home several TAP NY medals and the Matthew Vassar Cup for Best Hudson Valley Brewery along with a GABF Bronze medal.
Narragansett Brewing Co.
Narragansett has grown from virtually non-existence to New England’s 5th largest and the country’s 37th largest craft brewery. Nearly two thirds of all establishments in RI proudly serve Narragansett Beer!
1947 Indian Craft Beer
The Winner of the #1 Beer at The Bacon & Beer Classic in Seattle is back! 1947 has been designed with food pairing in mind and celebrates the year of India's Independence. 1+9+4+7 = 21 & this Beer is all about celebrating Bold Achievements! #Celebrate1947.
With a focus on creating crisp, perfectly balanced ales and lagers, Braven’s beers are the ideal addition to any party, day or night. Braven takes pride in being part of the Bushwick community and is excited to help revive Brooklyn as one of America’s top brewing capitals.
Greenport Harbor Brewing Co.
Their motto #LiveDeep is exemplified by their core beers, each of which is made out east on Long Island at both of their locations. You can find their beers throughout New York, and in certain locations in CT, with more to come.
Highway Manor Brewing CO
Sour Squad to the rescue. What you do well, do often. When you don't know what kind of beer you want, just #sayjohn #tastemyplace.
Partnering with local restaurants, Toast Ale uses surplus bread to craft award winning beers. Brewed in Westchester county, all proceeds are donated to a charity who's goal is to end food waste.
The eighth-largest craft brewer in the U.S. and with their breweries in Richmond, Virginia & Berlin, Germany, they join artisanal brewers across the world in the quest to show the public that there are more and better choices beyond the world of industrial beer.
Their goal is to bring back a once thriving brewing industry to Staten Island, create a community based business that Staten Islanders can be proud of, and to produce "unforgettable beer in the forgotten borough".
Mill House Brewing
“Every beer has a story. A beginning, a middle and an end. The flavor, the aroma, the finish. People tell their favorite stories over and over… same thing. With our beer, we hope you’ll always want to go back to the beginning and start again.”
Sloop Brewing Co
Grounded in the craft and tradition of brewing but always searching for innovative ways to improve old recipes and create interesting taste experiences, at Vosburgh, Sloop has found the perfect environment to set their roots and grow into what lies ahead.
Martin and James were bored of the industrially brewed lagers and stuffy ales that dominated the beer market. They decided the only way to fix that was to brew their own beer! In April 2007 BrewDog was born!
The Bronx Brewery
The Bronx isn’t short on character. For decades, its been home to some of the toughest, most resilient people in New York City. People who know that respect is earned through hard work and determination. That’s why they knew this was the perfect place to open shop.
Lagunitas Brewing Co
Brewed in a bizarre old world tradition using only water, hops, yeast, and malted barley. No dogs are harmed in their brewing process.
Collective Arts Brewing
Collective Arts Brewing was founded on two beliefs: The first that creativity fosters creativity. And the second, that creativity yields delicious pints. They feature limited-edition works of art on their beer cans and labels, and they work to make sure the liquid on the inside is as diverse and creative as the artists we profile.
Downeast Cider house was founded by Ross Brockman and Tyler Mosher during their senior year of college. after a considerable amount of time spent on the family orchard, an affinity for farm-fresh apple products was born.
Established in 1883, Piels is New York's oldest craft Lager that is clean and crisp with an attitude! Piels is family owned and proudly brewed in NY state.
Great South Bay Brewery
When it comes to Bay brews, it’s not about how much they can make; it’s about how much better they can make it. It’s not about how fast they can turn it out, but about how fast the smile appears on your face when you taste it.
Mikkeller NYC aims to bring the highest quality craft brewery and food experience not only on game days but also year-round as a center for beer education, collaboration, and innovation.
Artisanal Brew Works
Proudly owned and operated by Kurt and Colin, both of whom are high school teachers at Saratoga Springs High School. Artisanal Brew Works is an artisanal style beer microbrewery located in a 6,000 square feet of a 12,000 square foot building in Saratoga Springs, NY.
Blue Point Brewing Co.
At Blue Point, they brew beer that stands up to New York's standards. They first and foremost brew beer that they want to drink. If there’s some left over, they sell it.
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, Kettle Corn Cream Ale and Cotton Candy Kolsch.
Braven Brewing Company
The Braven is a chimera of two powerful beasts that embody the creative community. The bold buck horns represent the courage to dream daringly. The crafty raven is the talent to manifest concepts into reality. The shield defends creative endeavors from naysayers and doubters. Combined into a single sigil, the Braven emblem is the spirit animal of the creative process.
Kings County Brewers Collective
They are a trio of experienced brewers who have joined forces to bring their shared vision of quality, variety and community to craft beer drinkers throughout New York City and beyond. They love working together, they love drinking together, and they’re super-duper excited to bring their fresh & flavorful beers to life here in Brooklyn.
It turns out you can bottle the feeling of pancakes. Drawing inspiration from its new Pumpkin Spice Pancakes, IHOP joined forces with Keegan Ales to dream up a pancake beer called...IHOPS. Get it? It's a play on words. And a beer. So come get your hands and mouth on this exclusive Pumpkin Pancake Stout that's only available in short supply. And remember to please pancake responsibly.
DuClaw Brewing Company is now housed in a large, state of the art facility on the outskirts of Baltimore, dedicated to keeping up with the growing demand for our ever-expanding lineup of beers.
Influenced by tradition, they use real cider apples sourced from Europe. Unlike culinary apples, cider apples are full of tannins that create astringency and a more complex flavor profile. They then marry them with apples from the Pacific Northwest for a perfectly-balanced cider.
Montauk Brewing co
What began in 2012 as a basement brewing operation among longtime friends, Montauk Brewing Company has grown to embody the spirit of the town. They delivered their first hand-filled kegs on bicycles to a couple of local bars!
Funny how brothers settle things the old fashioned way. Try brothers-in law. Who own a brewery together. Adam, AKA The Bear, and David, AKA The Lion, may battle, epically at times, but at least neither ever forgets it’s for the epic love of beer.
Graft was created by siblings Kyle & Sara Sherrer to develop a new kind of cider company. Their concept was two-fold: paying respect to old-world style of cider making while simultaneously experimenting with modern brewing techniques.
Owl's Brew Radler
Jennie & Maria started mixing their Owl's Brew teas with craft beer, and fell in love with the great ingredients and easy, breezy, delicious flavor. Before they knew it they were in deep explorative mode, chatting about hops and IBUs, as they developed their craft beer and went from steeping to brewing!
Big aLICe Brewing Co.
BIG aLICe BREWING is a licensed New York State farm brewery dedicated to crafting innovative, locally-sourced beer. Proud to be located in Queens, New York City, they love their borough. They believe that beer supports and builds community, and they want their beer to start conversations about what it means to be local and about the process of making great beer.
Black Hog Brewing Co.
Black Hog Brewing started with the story of food, family, and a love for craft beer. Brothers Jason and Tom Sobocinski come from a Polish/Italian family where food and drink is always the focus of every gathering. From Jason’s wedding to his son’s birthdays, roasting a pig has become the favorite way to celebrate any special occasion.
They are the largest independently owned beer company in the United States. With a focus on product quality, facility upgrades (including the relighting of the iconic Genesee Beer & Ale sign), conservation initiatives and employee safety, North American Breweries has invested in the Genesee family of beers, its employees and the community.
Where ancient alchemy meets modern-day science to create the best-tasting beer on the planet. Experience a performance in every bottle with #9®, Dream Machine®, Circus Boy®, Electric Peel® and a revolving roster of small batch and seasonal selections.
The Brooklyn Brewery
Starting with their flagship Brooklyn Lager, the porfolio of Brooklyn Brewery has grown to a wide-ranging collection of beers, always keeping an eye to traditional brewing techniques, even as Brewmaster Garrett Oliver and his team seek to push the boundaries of beer.
In 2000, Nico and Shaun founded the 21st Amendment Brewery in San Francisco’s historic South Park neighborhood. The popular brewpub is now at the heart of the new city center, only two blocks from the AT&T Park. In addition to eight rotating taps of multiple award-winning hand-crafted house beers, the pub has been voted “Best Brewpub”, “Best Burger” and “Best Happy Hour” by the San Francisco press.
Clinton Hall introduces a unique, eclectic and exciting craft ale adventure, otherwise known as SUPERCRAFT™. Featuring 20 draft beers on rotation, ranging from keg-conditioned lagers harking from the US, Belgium, Germany, Scandinavia and beyond, all SUPERCRAFT™ beers are served precisely to each Brew Masters specs, thanks to an on-site Flux Capacitor™. They have partnered with The Bronx Brewery to create their very own beer which is served on tap!
Breckenridge Brewery opened its doors in 1990 in the mountain town of Breckenridge, Colorado. It’s the third-oldest craft brewery in the state. Nestled below the slopes on Main Street, their brewpub continues to delight locals and visitors with a lively atmosphere, delicious pub fare, and of course, a great selection of beer.
SweetWater brewery has been makin’ tasty brews in the heart of the south since 1997. What started as a pipe dream of two college buddies has turned into a dream job full of great adventures and lip-smackin’ beers. What would you expect from a couple of boys with more of a hankering for beers than for books.
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…
Two Roads Brewing Company
Two Roads Brewing Company was founded in 2012 by four friends who dreamed for years of starting a craft brewery. Phil Markowski, their award-winning Brewmaster and 27 year craft beer veteran has created an extensive lineup that takes a unique twist on classic beer styles. Two Roads was named one of the ten best breweries in America by Paste Magazine!
Five Boroughs Brewing Co
They converge from different parts of the five boroughs to brew craft beer that brings New York City together. They make craft beer for the hidden trails of the Bronx and sprawling Manhattan avenues. For lounging in backyards on Staten Island and fire escapes in Brooklyn. For cutting out early in Queens—and staying out late everywhere.
Community Beer Works
Community Beer Works is Buffalo, NY’s first nanobrewery. They began providing fresh, high quality, local beer in April 2012. The founders of CBW all have roots in Buffalo and they want their brewery to be an integral part of their city and the neighborhood the brewery is located in. Their goal is to foster a sense of community and place, enriching their hometown through the production of damn good beer.
Goose Island Beer Company
In 1992 Goose Island started their barrel program with just six bourbon barrels from Jim Beam. They aged that beer in the crawl space under the Original Clybourn Brewpub. As their love for these innovative beers has grown, so has the number of barrels in which they age beer. Today, the Goose Island Barrel House is a state of the art facility on Chicago’s West Side dedicated to the pursuit of the finest barrel-aged beers in world.
Saranac Brewing Co.
The most frequent comment when other brewers visit their brewery revolves around “the best of the old and the new.” Some true relics, like their timeless copper kettles and decoction vessels in the brewhouse, add a real sense of history, but you can also find some of the country’s most cutting-edge technology in their brewery. When you combine all of their heritage and knowledge with the technology and capability of today innovative products are born.
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. They are the pioneer of Sweet Cider and Fruit Cider.
Woodchuck Hard Cider
In 2008, they began focusing on true innovation in cider making with the launch of a seasonal cider lineup. By 2010, a Private Reserve line was also launched and featured ciders that were the first of their kind in the world! In 2012, they joined forces with C&C Group of Ireland. The union of the two like-minded cider companies deepened a commitment to the category first forged in 1991.
At their Boston Brewery, they’re still trying new things every day; some good, and, well, some not-so good. They learn from the process, and never give up on the journey towards the next tasty beer. It’s their commitment to you that keeps them innovative, inspired, and striving to become better every single day.
Angry Orchard Rosé Cider is made with rare, red flesh apples from France. Each apple is crisp, juicy and red to the core, adding an irresistible rosy blush and apple-forward taste with a refreshing dry finish. You do not want to miss their Rosé Cider tasting!
Truly Spike & Sparkling
Say hello to the anytime, any season spiked sparkling water with a little kick. The perfect choice if you enjoy kicking butt in the gym, then kicking back with friends. Crack one open & #LiveTruly with them!
the judging panel
Dan Myers is a Senior Editor at The Daily Meal, where he’s spent the past six 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.
Dara is a born and raised New Yorker, originally from Queens. A former ballet and tap dancer, Dara nearly lost her leg after a car accident in her senior year of high school. It was during this recovery time that she discovered her hidden talent for food writing, cooking, and bacon. Dara has created original recipes and cooking videos for brands such as Fresh Direct, Thrillist, and Time Inc., and has appeared on ABC 7, CBS, Fox, Zagat, Foursquare, and more.
The Skinny Pig is a local NYC food blog born in 2008, and her Instagram @skinnypignyc has 89K+ followers covering recipes, lifestyle, and restaurant reviews.
Adam Poch of Big Brother & Bacon Paradise fame has been a judge every year at the Bacon & Beer Classic and is thrilled to be a part of it again this year. Always on the search for creative & delicious bacon treats, this event keeps him coming back for more. Adam judges several food festivals around the country, but bacon is his true love (well, besides his wife and daughter). Follow him on Twitter - @HeavyMetalTeddy & Instagram @BaconGuruBB13
Joe "Monk” Pardavila is an actor and radio/television personality born and bred in New York City. He can be heard daily on 95.5 PLJ in the NYC area on the ensemble of “Todd & Jayde in the Morning.” Joe is also the co-host of the “Science of Sex” podcast with NYU professor Zhana Vrangalova. Plus, you can see Joe perform with his sketch comedy group, "Clip Show” in their monthly show at The People’s Improv Theater.
Casey Webb is a food lover, actor and restaurant business veteran. Since the age of 15, Webb has worked in kitchens, tended bar, and managed restaurants on the Jersey Shore. Beginning in August 2017, his culinary interests led him on his greatest adventure yet -- a role as the new host of popular Travel Channel series, “Man v. Food.” Fans get to see Webb take on legendary eating challenges and continue the quest to find America’s most delicious, unique eats. He’s been on the road in search of hometown hotspots with the spiciest, largest and most amazing dishes on their menus.
Webb grew up in Little Silver, NJ. He moved to New York where he works as an actor and comedian. His acting and voiceover work have been featured in several national commercials and series including “Boardwalk Empire” and “Inside Amy Schumer.” He is also a proud member of The Collective and The Actors Theater of New York. In 2018, Webb won ‘Best Host – Reality/Food’ in the Cynopsis TV Awards for “Man v. Food.”
Webb currently resides in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Miss Gabe Barry is the Beer Education Manager of The Brooklyn Brewery. As a Certified Cicerone®, she leverages more than a decade of experience in the craft beer industry to creates multi-sensory educational programing dedicated to supporting the Brooklyn Brewery and furthering beer knowledge industry wide. In early 2019 she will be relocating to Paris where she'll support Brooklyn's Europe team full time- but she will always be a New Yorker.
Andrew Rigie is the executive director of the NYC Hospitality Alliance, an association that represents restaurants and nightlife establishments throughout the five boroughs. Andrew serves on multiple committees relating to hospitality and is a vocal industry advocate and recognized commentator on hospitality news, trends and regulations.
With a focus on beautiful and seasonal food, Ashton encourages her generation of millennial women to embrace the practice of everyday cooking and celebrations. Ashton finds beauty in the simplicity of recipes, the ability for them to be applicable and ultimately for them to be a form of self expression.
Ashton works as a member of NBC’s Today Show family as a food stylist and reappearing on-air talent. In 2013, she joined the team of celebrity chef and mentor, Giada De Laurentiis. She regularly works for New York clients such as Tom Colicchio, Lauren Bush Lauren, Harry Connick Jr. and Gail Simmons.
As a part of the opening team at Haven’s Kitchen, a Manhattan-based event space and cooking school, she was recognized in The New York Times and Food & Wine Magazine. Ashton can often be found teaching private clients and budding enthusiasts anything from knife skills to coq au vin and finds her greatest strength is in the kitchen, teaching.
Her work is often featured in Domino Magazine, Glitter Guide & her newest partnership, Equinox’s, Futhermore.
Glenny is a video personality at Barstool Sports, a popular sports media company located in New York City. Medoro is the host of a daily web series called ‘Boozin’ Burgers’ in which he reviews a burger and a different type of beer every day. Bacon and Beer is one of his favorite combinations, therefore Glenny is thrilled to spend the day here.
Eric Brown is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America and currently the Barrel Manager of The Brooklyn Brewery. He is a long-time brewer, going back to his roots as a home brewer and head of the Culinary Institute of America’s home brewing club before starting his professional brewing career. He currently stands as one of the few people trusted with cooking for employee barbecues at the Brewery, which in his 5 year tenure have grown in both scale and seriousness.