This Saturday May 16th, 2015 America Loves Bacon comes to Pittsburgh, PA!
America Loves Bacon is the first ever national touring food festival in the United States. Inspired by the large music tours produced by ALB’s creators, all stops of the festival will feature local bacon purveyors and restaurants in addition to the festivals own bacon menu featuring over 30 signature dishes. In addition, each city will feature celebrity chef demonstrations, live music, bacon eating contests, area for children with activities, libations, local vendors, and all the bacon sampling you could ever want.
America Loves Bacon features its own sampling menu, crafted by Executive Chef Patrick Morrow. The menu includes more than 30 dishes; each item only using premium ingredients sourced from local purveyors whenever possible. Chef Morrow will create specialized dishes for each visiting city. The tour menu items are broken into four categories sure to please the bacon-obsessed crowds. The Butcher’s Block includes headliners such as Hog Stick, Canadian Bacon, Shoulder Bacon, Tempura Bacon with a spiced honey glaze, General Tso’s Bacon Nuggets, and Bacon Nuggets with garlic buffalo sauce. The Grill It Up area features a Ground Bacon Burger Sliders, Bacon Potato Chips and Hot Dogs with cheddar and bacon. The Hog on a Stick section provides creative bacon samples on a stick (one for each hand!) such as Carolina BBQ Bacon, Chile Pepper Bacon, Candied Bacon with maple and brown sugar, Sweet Thai Chili Bacon, Bourbon & Pumpkin Spiced Bacon, Jerk Bacon, Espresso & Black Pepper Bacon, Al Pastor Flavored Bacon, Root Beer Bacon, Ghost Pepper Bacon, and Bourbon Cherry Bacon. Lastly, those with a sweet tooth will love America Loves Bacon’s Swiney Sweets featuring Bacon Funnel Cake, Bacon Doughnuts, Bacon Cotton Candy, Caramel Bacon Popcorn, Bacon Peanut Brittle, Caramel Bacon, and Chocolate Bacon.
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There will also be a surprise bacon based specialty cocktail presented by Clique Vodka for you to wash down all the bacon’y goodness.