There are few culinary phenomenons quite like bacon. It has long surpassed being the sidekick to eggs and now has become a (much-deserved) star on its own, which is why we’re so excited about Bacon Fest coming to Sacramento January 20 -27. Sponsored by the California Pork Producers Association, the eight-day Baconpalooza brings together some of the best, most creative chefs in the region with competitions and special bacon-themed menus at many of our favorite Sacramento restaurants. Below is a list of planned events including the Second Annual Bacon Fest Sacramento Chef’s Competition that’s sure to sell out, so click here to buy your tickets.
SUNDAY, JANUARY 20
Opening Night Party
Hook & Ladder Manufacturing Co.
1630 S Street
5 p.m. No cover
Special guest chefs join Chef Brian Mizner in creating a special Bacon Fest menu.
MONDAY, JANUARY 21
3839 J Street
Chef Aimal Formoli prepares a special Bacon Fest prix fixe meal. Call for price and reservation, (916) 448-5699.
TUESDAY, JANUARY 22
Secret event! Follow @sacbaconfest on Twitter for details.
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23
K and 20th Streets
6 p.m. to close
LowBrau does the bacon and sausages, the Sacramento Bartenders Guild does the special Bacon Fest cocktails and bourbon.
THURSDAY, JANUARY 24
Enotria Restaurant and Wine Bar
1431 Del Paso Boulevard
Chef Pajo Bruich prepares a special Bacon Fest prix fixe meal. Call for price and reservations, (916) 922-6792.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 25
Second Annual Kevin Bacon Tribute Night w/ Guest Chef Michael Thiemann
1901 10th Street
8 p.m., $5
Local bands play songs from Kevin Bacon films (to the “first degree”).Chef Mike from Ella Dining Room & Bar takes over the Old I kitchen with special Bacon Fest eats.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 26
1409 R Street
2nd annual Bacon Fest Breakfast at Magpie.
Shady Lady Saloon
1409 R Street
Bacon Fest Breakfast and Bloody Marys.
5340 H Street
Randall Selland prepares his special Bacon Fest paella.
Pangaea Two Brews Cafe’s Beer vs. Bacon
2743 Franklin Boulevard
Special Bacon Fest menu, plus bacon and beer and the return of the famous “Bacon Suicide IPA.”
SUNDAY, JANUARY 27
Second Annual Bacon Fest Sacramento Chef’s Competition
Mulvaney’s B&L’s / Pig on the Corner
19th and L Streets
2 p.m., $35 (tickets on sale here)
Nearly a dozen local chefs create dishes and compete for Critics and Audience awards. Admission includes samples from each chef, appetizers and two drink tickets. Proceeds will be donated to The Center for Land Based Learning and the American River College culinary program.
The Golden Bear
2326 K Street
2nd annual Bacon Fest Breakfast.
Bacon & Butter
1119 21st Street
Bacon Fest Breakfast.
Small plates and drink specials Monday through Friday, January 21-25 at:
Bows & Arrows, 1815 19th Street
Ella Dining Room & Bar, 1131 K Street
Grange Restaurant, 926 J Street
Lucca Restaurant and Bar, 1615 J Street
Pangaea Two Brews Cafe (with guest chef Jason Azevedo of Testa Duro Salumi), 2743 Franklin Boulevard
Restaurant Thir13en, 1300 H Street
Ten22, 1022 Second Street
BACON FEST COLORING CONTEST + BACON DONUTS
2226 10th Street
Have your kids enter the Bacon Fest coloring contest to win free donuts!
ADDITIONAL RESTAURANTS WITH BACON FEST SPECIALS INCLUDE:
Boulevard Bistro, 8941 Elk Grove Boulevard (Elk Grove)
The Eatery, 2155 Town Center Plaza (West Sacramento)
Gold Rush Grill, 1500 11th Street
Hot Italian, 1627 16th Street
Masullo, 2711 Riverside Boulevard
State Bear Sausage and Dogs, 8th and O Streets
The Waterboy, 2000 Capitol Avenue
For more information visit, http://baconfestsac.com/ and http://www.facebook.com/SacramentoBaconFest?__req=60