FIRST ANNUAL AUSTIN BACON AND BEER FESTIVAL BRINGS TOGETHER TOP AUSTIN CHEFS AND BREWERIES TO BENEFIT THE CAPITAL AREA FOOD BANK OF TEXAS
Set for February 22, 2014 with tickets on sale now
Edible Austin, in partnership with Eat Boston, proudly presents the first annualAustin Bacon and Beer Festival. The festival will be held at The Marchesa on Saturday, February 22, from 2:30–5:00 p.m. and will feature bacon-centric bites and craft beers from top Central Texas chefs and breweries. A portion of proceeds from the festival will be donated to the Capital Area Food Bank of Texas.
“We are excited to work with Eat Boston to bring this tantalizing event to Austin,” says Edible Austin Publisher Marla Camp. “We have brought in natural meat purveyor Niman Ranch and local distributor Lone Star Foodservice as well as the Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts to align the festival with our sustainable food and farm-to-table values.”
Austin Bacon and Beer will be the first time the festival, hailed as “explosively popular” (Boston Globe) and “a bacon bacchanalia” (Drink Philly), comes to Texas. Founded in Boston four years ago by Eat Boston, the Bacon and Beer Festival has hosted sold-out events in Denver, San Francisco, and Philadelphia before setting their sights on Austin. The inaugural Austin event will feature Bacon and Beer’s first nose-to-tail hog butchering demonstration from Salt & Time, along with bacon-centric dishes and craft brews from notable Austin area restaurants and breweries.
“Austin is always top of mind as a strong culinary destination in the U.S., and the craft beer scene has taken off in recent years,” says Aaron Cohen, founder of Eat Boston and Bacon and Beer Festival. “This is why we wanted to bring the Bacon and Beer Festival to Austin this year, and we are thrilled to work with a strong local food authority like Edible Austin to drive it home.”
Austin Bacon and Beer is open to adults 21 and older. Event tickets are $40 and can be purchased online here.