Archive for April, 2015

New York City’s Bacon and Beer Classic 2015
April 28, 2015

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Good morning to you. The birds are chirping. Hiii splashy readers and bacon lovers from across the globe. On Saturday April 25th I attended New York City’s Bacon and Beer Classic 2015 at Citifield (123-01 Roosevelt Ave). There were two sessions I chose the evening session to have a chance to have an opportunity to see the view of the gorgeous field lit up. It was a warm and beautiful day to enjoy a variety of treats with my favorite food BACON!, an assortment of beers, VIP treatment and games such as jumbo Jenga, sack toss and bungee run.

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I had an awesome time, experienced oure stomach joy from the bacon mac n cheese, basil bacon pizza and laughed until my cheeks hurt from being Wiped Out on the Bungee Run. If you missed this event I feel bad for you son as a crowned Bacon Ambassador (I just made that term up; LOL) I was in heaven. As a VIP attendee I was given the opportunity to explore the array of choices before the crowd, have access to the Mets field by flashing my pink band and share this amazing experience with friends.

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Don’t mind me I took a brief pause to answer a few texts and then it was back on the road to goodness and getting piggy with it na na na na na na. I was all smiles as I visited the tables of food with a surprise at every turn to hear how bacon was incorporated. The ceramic cups given to you upon arrival for your drinks were so cutesy. With every sign there was a welcome of more to come.

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This unique bacon and beer tasting event was a huge success. For the second consecutive time the event SOLD OUT there were 4,500 bacon and beer loving attendees per session and over 40 local restaurants and 50 plus breweries that served up their best selections. That is a BIG DEAL!

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Bruce Cost was sooo refeshing as it had ginger bits inside of the drink. Bloodline Orange Ale was another goodie amongst Barefoot Wine, Harlem Brewing Company who represented with Harlem Sugar Hill Ale and other great tasting beer and cider.

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The Bacon and beer Classic was split into two sessions. Judges for the first session included Liza De Guia, the Founder/Chief Storyteller, food. curated., Adam Poch, Bacon Minister/Bacon Connoisseur, Lisa Fernandes, Chef/Owner of Sweet Chili, Derrick Prince of Stanton Social/Masterchef season 2, David “The Rev” Cancio, Director of Marketing Schweid & Sons, James Tai, an independent craft beer consultant, Herb Karlitz, a food and beverage event marketer and owner of Karlitz & Company, and Chef Plum, who has been featured on many television segments and has a popular podcast called Plumluvfoods Live. Chef David DiBari, a chef in many NYC hotspots and a guest host on Toni On! New York (CBS local) and George Motz, an Emmy award-winning filmmaker who made the documentary Hamburger America joined the judging panel for the evening session.

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CONGRATS TO ALL OF THE WINNERS:

BRUNCH:
Best Sweet Dish- Pig Guy NYC- bacon s’mores on a stick

Best Savory Dish- BarBacon

Best Overall- Sweet Chili- “pork-gasm”

People’s Choice- Rudy’s Original Cheesecake Drops – bacon infused

Winning beers from Abita Brewing, Southern Tier Brewery and Original Sin Hard Cider.

EVENING:

Best Sweet Dish- Pig Guy NYC- bacon s’mores on a stick

Best Savory Dish- Hard Times Sundaes- with meat from Schweid and Sons

Best Overall- Route 66 Smokehouse

Best Use of Bacon- John’s of Times Square- pizza

Bacon and Beer Classic is a nationwide tour and the next stop is Seattle, WA at Safeco Field this weekend, Saturday, May 2.

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We hope to see you next year! (Insert a big cheese smile and frantic wave)

Chanel Speedy is the definition of SPLASHERY!

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The first ever Lions, Tigers and Brews will be held in NewYork!!!
April 19, 2015

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Hiiii splashy readers! In my best Jasmine Sullivan voice “I’m not scared of Lions and Tigers and Bears but I’m excited for Lions, Tigers and Brewssss” haha. Are you as excited as I am for the first Annual Lions, Tigers and Brews festival? Being the first festival of its kind brought to us by Cannonball Productions and what better way than to kick it off in New York City at the Central Park Zoo (64th St and 5th Ave New York, NY 10021). It will take place over the course of two days June 19th and 20th. This is an event that is not to be missed. There will be a host of food trucks, a costume themed contest; prizes will be awarded for group and individual best.

Shipyard Brewing Company, Rockaway Brewing Company, Victory Brewing Company and Sea Dog Brewing Co. are a few of the breweries that will be in attendance that you can sample beer from. Whoo hooo! You + friends + Lions, Tigers and Brews will equate to a lovely day with all of the things listed above. Not to mention you will be in the pack (pun intended) of the first to experience this event uniquely taken place in a ZOO. Now that I have peaked your interest join me and a host of others as we partake in this amazing event to unleash the party animals we are (insert smile here). Don’t hesitate or monkey around purchase your tickets today and be apart of the fun go to  http://www.lionstigersandbrews.com/ – !tickets/c24tf
For more information visit: http://www.lionstigersandbrews.com

Early Bird General Admission is $49 per-person, which includes unlimited craft beer tastings, a souvenir beer glass and entry into the costume contest. GA ticket holders will gain entry to the zoo at 8:00pm. Early Bird VIP admission is $79 and includes 1-hour early entry at 7pm, unlimited beer samples, a souvenir beer glass, entry into the costume contest and access to the Tropics and Penguin Houses and Sea Lion Show. All attendees must be 21+.

Join in on the fun, conversation and follow the social networks for updates leading up to this awesome event. Splashy Approved!

Facebook: facebook/LionsTigersAndBrews

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/lionstigersbrew

Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/lionstigersandbrews/

Hashtag: #LTBrews

Chanel Speedy is the definition of SPLASHERY!

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