The Big Bite Bacon Fest is returning to The Queen Mary for another year of bacon-inspired madness. On August 1-2 The Big Bacon Fest will host 40 local restaurants and chefs who will be offering their unique twist on everyone’s favorite protein—bacon. Guests can indulge in bacon heaven with dishes beyond your wildest dreams…bacon filled Twinkies, candied bacon cotton candy, bacon ice pops, bacon waffles, bacon churros, bacon hog pockets, and bacon burgers. If that wasn’t enough, guests can wash down all of the pork-goodness with beer from several local craft breweries.
Southern California chefs will be testing culinary boundaries as they show off their deep fried skill sets. Bigmista’s BBQ, winner of the 2014 People’s Choice for Best Bacon Award, will return to the 2015 festival aside chefs from favorite local hotspots including Red Leprechaun and Rajin Cajun Café. Star chefs, Ricardo Heredia, Winner of the World Bacon Title and World Food Championships, and Jodi Taffel, deemed “The Bacon Babe,” will go head to head with the best bacon treats their kitchens can pork out. Bacon favorites Slater’s 50/50, Stuffin’it Burger Truck, Sweet Lou’s BBQ Truck, OC Donut Bar, Chunk N’ Chip, Twisted Sweets, Hula’s Hawaiian, and Whole Foods are only a few of the vendors presenting samples of their own spins on the salty star, with endless more pork purveyors still to be unveiled. Festivalgoers can wash down their favorite pork cuisine with craft beer samples from multiple local brew houses.
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