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Richmond Bacon Festival Returns For Second Year This Sunday

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Richmond Bacon Festival returns for its second year this Sunday June 8th from 11am to 5pm at the 17th St Farmers Market in Shockoe Bottom.  To combat the overcrowding that plagued the event last year, organizers have more than doubled the venue to now include 17th from Main St. to Grace Street, West to Ambler St. and East to 18th St.  Two separate beer trucks on Grace and Franklin streets are another improvement as shown on the map below.

You can take a look at all of the bacon dishes to be served below but here are a few dishes I am particularly intrigued by:

  • Alchemy Coffee – Maple bacon latte
  • Dash – Hawaiian grilled cheese w/ bacon, pork belly, pineapple & swiss
  • Gelati Celesti – Maple waffles & bacon ice cream  or  Salted caramel bacon brownie ice cream
  • Halligan’s Bar & Grill  – Twice smoked bacon wrapped black angus beef brisket
  • King of Pops – Chocolate bacon ice pops or Cookies N’ Cream & bacon ice pops
  • Mosaic – Pork meatball sliders w/ smokey bacon blue cheese

Here is the full beer list from Taste the Local along with a few of my favorite or “new to me” DB beers in bold:

Devils Backbone

Main beers
Vienna Lager
Eight Point IPA
Gold Leaf Lager
Schwartz Bier
Azrael Belgian Golden Ale

Limited beers
Pear Lager
Wit Bier
Ginger Lager
Trail Angel Weiss
Smokehaus Porter
Apostrophe Saison
Horror Black IPA
Whipser Biscuit Brown Ale

Bold Rock Hard Cider
Virginia Apple

Here are parking details you will want to know if you are driving or biking to the festival.  Check out the Facebook event for more information and updates.

First Annual Richmond Bacon Festival This Sunday

RVA Bacon FestRichmond, if you do only one thing this weekend, make it Richmond Bacon Festival!  Unless you’ve been living under rock you have heard plenty about the event.  If so, the premise is quite simple, all bacon, all the time with more than twenty Devils Backbone beers. Think Broad Appetit but infinitely more awesome simply because of bacon. 

Richmond.com has the full details on restaurants serving food at the festival but here are a few dishes I am intrigued by:

The Roosevelt — Chef Lee Gregory — Pork belly slider with cabbage slaw
Berkeley Hotel — Chef Carly Herring — bacon sea salt dark chocolate truffles
On the Rox — Chef Mike Pendergrast — something about bacon salt and oysters? Yes, please!

On the Rox will also be the site of the after-party.

Here is the full beer list from Taste the Local along with a few of my favorite or “new to me” DB beers in bold:

Devils Backbone
Ale of Fergus – Scottish Ale (limited)
Azrael – Belgian Strong Ale (limited)
Beggars & Thieves – Rye Pilsner (limited)
Belgian Wit – Belgian White Ale (limited)
Danzig – Baltic Porter (limited)
Dark Abby – Belgian Abbey Dubbel
Eight Point IPA – American IPA
Gold Leaf Lager – Dortmunder Lager (limited)
Kilt Flasher – Wee Heavy
Maibock – German Maibock
Ramsey’s Stout – Dry Irish Stout (limited)
Reilly’s Red – Irish Red Ale
Schwartz Bier – German Schwarzbier
Skull Crushing Ape – Weizen Doppelbock (limited)
Smokehaus Lager – Smoked Lager (limited)
Striped Bass – American Pale Ale (limited)
Tectonic Barleywine – English Barley Wine (limited)
The Congo – Belgian IPA (limited)
Wintergreen Weiss – German Hefeweizen (limited)
Wood Aged Kilt Flasher – Barrel Aged Wee Heavy (limited)

Bold Rock Hard Cider
Virginia Apple
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