A Bacon Lover's Paradise Returns To San Diego On May 21 | Save On Passes & Enter To Win VIP Tickets To Bacon & Barrels

March 20, 2016

Bacon enthusiasts, rejoice! Everyone’s favorite strip of savory-goodness is making a big appearance in San Diego this spring. On Saturday, May 21, Bacon & Barrels returns to America's Finest City bringing together the hottest chefs from the finest local restaurants to prepare and serve small plates starring America's favorite porky pleasure in its most inventive forms. A food festival for bacon lovers everywhere, Bacon & Barrels is an all-day event showcasing local chefs’ imaginative recipes incorporating bacon, and highlights the best artisan and craft barrel beverages such as bourbon, beer, wine, and scotch. SanDiegoVille has 2 VIP to give away, and as usual, we are hooking our readers up with savings on passes - $5 off General Admission/Designated Piggy Tickets with promo code SDVILLE & $10 off Early Entry and VIP tickets with promo code SDVILLE10 at checkout!

Bacon & Barrels offers over 100 food and libation booths with all-inclusive tastings from some of Southern California’s hottest boutique wineries and unique, high-end small batch whiskey, scotch, tequila, gin and rum from local artisan purveyors, as well as live music by The Spazmatics and demos by celebrity chefs.  There will also be a selection of craft beers to taste while enjoying a inventive and unexpected bites from participating chefs. The event will feature equally impressive views, as it will be held on the waterfront at Embarcadero Marina Park South. To celebrate special achievement in the bacon arts, one chef and one mixologist will be named the 2016 Jefe del Porko by well-known food enthusiasts.

There will be unlimited drink samples from Stone Brewing, Sextant, Fireston Walker, Telegraph Brewing, Deep Eddy Vodka, Illy, Golden Coast Mead, Groundswell, Venus Spirits, La Jolla Brewing Company, The Bruery, Bowen's Whiskey, Spirit Works Distillery, Blue Chair Bay Premium Rum and others. 

Expect delicious offerings from Florent, Slater's 50/50, Firefly Corbin's, 1919, La Jolla Brewing Company, Miss B's Coconut Club, barleymash, The Duck Dive, Blush Ice Bar & East West Kitchen, Dobson's, Uptown Tavern, Sandwich Emporium, The Rib Line, Guava Beach, Pure Cupcakes and more! Celebrity Judges will award the Jefe de Porko award to the top chef and mixologist and the title of Top Chef in the VIP tent. Attendees will also get a chance to vote on which restaurant and mixologist they loved the most and the winner will be presented with the coveted People's Choice Award.

Tickets to Bacon & Barrels San Diego are available online for those 21 years old and up. General admission passes are $50, early entry GA are $70, VIP tickets are $90 and designated drivers can get in for $20. Save $5 on GA and designated driver ticket with promo code SDVILLE and $10 on early entry and VIP tickets with promo code SDVILLE10 at checkout. VIP tickets are very limited and include access to a VIP festival lounge with exclusive access to "Cupcake Wars" winning cupcakes from PURE Cupcakes, bacon sushi from Sabuku Sushi, video games, chocolate covered bacon from Sweet Treats Truck, shaded luxury lounging and a BubblyFest Pop-Up Event in the lounge featuring sparkling wines from Brewer Clifton, Laetitia Vineyard & Winery, Pomar Junction Vineyard, as well as passed samples from Bacon & Barrels participants! All food and drink tastings are included in the ticket price. General admission ticket holders are admitted from 1-5pm and VIP and early admission tickets enter at 12pm. 

The San Diego Bacon & Barrels festival will donate a percentage of all ticket sales to support under-served children and the Create Community Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that supports farm programs. Bacon & Barrels will also incorporate its proprietary Environmental Event process, with a goal of 95% of all event trash diverted from the Landfill.

For more information on the food and drink providers and to purchase tickets, visit BaconAndBarrels.com/SanDiego.