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A bacon festival is taking place in New York next weekend


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If you’ve never heard of the Great Big Bacon Picnic, and all you want most mornings is a juicy bacon sandwich, prepare yourselves – you’re about to salivate, probably an embarrassing amount.

Held at The Old Pfizer Factory in Williamsburg, Brooklyn (just a short cab ride from Manhattan), the massive indoor/outdoor festival returns on September 24-25 for a second year.

Here’s a taste of what the event looked like last time… and yes, that is spreadable bacon you can see.

If you still need persuading that The Great Big Bacon Picnic is the best thing to ever happen to mankind, just take note that you’ll find unlimited (yes, unlimited) bacon and booze there. The festival hosts more than 100 chefs, brew masters and craft distillers.

Foods definitely not to miss at the festival include the black-pepper thick-cut bacon with horseradish glaze from Tellers. When it comes to sweet stuff to try, what about the bacon-butter-crunch toffee from Roni-Sue’s Chocolates?

You should probably also make sure any visit takes in the Bacon Bar, where there will be piles of nine different flavour rashers to choose from.

There are three different sessions at the festival – brunch on the Saturday from 12 – 2.30pm, happy hour from 5.30 until 8 and brunch on the Sunday from 1 until 3.30.

Should you happen to be in New York next weekend you can buy tickets, which will set you back between $79 and $249 (£60 – £191) here, and while doing so you can check out the full list of participants.

Oh, and just so you know, the festival will only have bacon from an actual pig… so, definitely no soy bacon to be seen.

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