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#PickoftheWeek | BACON + BEER!
The biggest and best Bacon and Beer Classic will fill the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center with mouth-watering delectables and thirst-quenching suds during two sessions on Saturday, Sept. 29.
Now in its fifth year, this will be the largest BandB bash ever with more than 50 NYC restaurants offering pork belly dishes and more than 100 craft brews from local and regional breweries such as Wartega, Avery, Port Jeff, and Downeast Cider House.
Green Chile Pimento Grilled Cheese with Bacon and Jalapeño Slaw, Mesquite Chicken and Bacon Fajitas, and Bacon Cinnamon Rolls with Stout Icing have been on past menus.
Prediction for 2018: At least one purveyor will offer a bacon-on-a-stick product.
Borough favorites Jagerhaus (Whitestone), Queens Bully (Forest Hills), and Ottomanelli’s Burgers & Belgian Fries (Woodside) will be there, while non-Queens eateries include BarBacon, American Cut, In Good Company Hospitality, and Sweet Chili.
In between bites and sips, attendees will be able to play giant Jenga, bob for bacon, learn how to make beer, and rock out to live bands in a biergarten.
Then there’s Hormel® bacon-eating contest for the chance to win a year of free Black Label® bacon.
The organizer, Cannonball Productions, hosts BandB extravaganzas in sports stadiums around the country, including Chicago, Denver, and Seattle. In past years, the NYC leg has taken place at Citi Field. Please note that this Saturday’s classic is set for the USTA grounds in Flushing Meadows Corona Park.
Maybe Serena Williams and Rafael Nadal will return to the scene of their tennis exploits for some fun and victuals.
There’s an afternoon session from 1 pm to 4 pm and an evening one from 7 pm to 10 pm. Tickets are all-inclusive (or “all-you-can-eat-and-drink”) and include a commemorative tasting glass.
Prices range from $69 to $135 with General Admission, Power Hour, and VIP options. VIP and Power Hour tickets provide entry an hour early through an expedited line. VIPs also enjoy access to a Premium Show Court and Arthur Ashe Stadium for courtside photos, three exclusive dishes not featured anywhere else, limited-edition craft beer, stadium seating, a donut wall, a pork belly tasting, and more.
Finally, attendees must be 21 years old or over.
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