Yes, you read that right—Cannonball Productions, the geniuses behind the beloved Bacon and Beer Classic, are back at it again with the food-and-drink extravaganzas, this time bringing Southern comfort to NYC with the first-ever installment of the nationally-touring Whiskey Fried Classic next month.
Since you've been working on your summer bod all year long (and even if not), you'll be able to stuff your face with over 20 fried and Southern-inspired plates—think fried oysters, barbecue and Irish-whiskey–drizzled donuts—from the likes of Delaney Barbecue, Manila Social Club and Burnside Biscuits. On offer to wash down the grub will be more than 100 whiskies, cocktails and beers sourced from purveyors both local (Brooklyn's Widow Jane Distillery, Pennsylvania's Michter's American Whiskeys) and far-flung (Soctland's Usquaebach, Ireland's Teeling Whiskey). Vendors will all be competing for awards in select categories, as judged by a panel of industry insiders, including The Art of the American Whiskey author Noah Rothbaum, Flatiron Room beverage director Young Kim and yours truly(!).
Beyond the feasting, there'll be live music performances, a faux-mustache bar, horseshoe toss and some Instagram-worthy shots at the photo booth. The whole shindig is going down on July 9th at the Brooklyn Expo Center, with sessions at 1:30 to 4pm or 6:30 to 9pm. Snag general admission tickets ($85) or go VIP ($125)—you get a half-hour early entrance, access to the special "Prohibition lounge" and samples of top-shelf sips—using this link. Use the code 'TIMEOUT' for 20% off any ticket!