If you love bacon and/or craft beer, there’s really only one place you should be this weekend: The Bacon and Beer Classic taking over the USTA National Tennis Center in Queens. (You probably could have figured that out for yourself, but you’re welcome.)
Over 50 NYC restaurants will be on hand at the event to offer up their inventive takes on dishes incorporating bacon—including Clinton Hall, American Cut and BarBacon. In past years, dishes have ranged from bacon grilled cheese and bacon fajitas to bacon cinnamon rolls with stout icing. Obviously, you shouldn’t go to this event if you don’t love bacon.
In other breakfast foods and beer news, the pancake chain iHop will be debuting their first-ever beer at the festival a pumpkin pancake stout which counts the chain’s signature buttermilk pancake batter mix as one of its ingredients. Honestly, that sounds disgusting! But at least you can tell your friends you were one of the first people to try it.
See everything that went into IHOPS. Besides pancakes. pic.twitter.com/4i7n5etwTq— IHOP (@IHOP) September 26, 2018
For those less inclined to sipping a refreshing pancake beer, there will be craft brews on hand from some really great regional breweries like Threes Brewing and Grimm Ales. When you feel like it’s time to burn off some of the day’s calories, you can take part in a slew of on-theme activities like bobbing for bacon, giant Jenga and bacon-themed photo ops.
Tickets for the event range from $69–$135 depending on the session you want to attend and are available here. VIP and Power Hour ticket holders will be able to enter an hour early and get a head start on all the bacon eatin’ shenanigans.