Local Restaurants and Chefs Slap on the Bacon at the
2nd Annual Big Bite Bacon Fest Aug. 1-2 at The Queen Mary
Team Red White and Blue Announced as Official Charity Partner
Early Piggy Pricing Starts at Just $35 Online and Ends June 15
[Long Beach, Calif.] – The Big Bite Bacon Fest returns to The Queen Mary
August 1-2, 2015 with more
bacon infused delicacies and beer tastings than ever before. Dozens of local restaurants
and chefs will offer culinary samples of their own unique spin on the star ingredient – bacon.
More than 15 local breweries will be sampling a variety of craft beers to help wash down all
the salty bacon-goodness for two pork-filled days of fun.
Some of Southern California’s hottest chefs and favorite foodie spots will be offering unique bacon
inspired samples spanning savory, sweet and of course salty delicacies. Star bacon purveyors
include Red Leprechaun with their coveted pulled pork sliders, Stuff N’ It Burgers’ stuffed
bacon bombs, Fry Fry Truck’s bacon filled Twinkies and bacon cheddar french fries and Go
Fushion & Grill’s pork-adillas. Dia De Los Puercos will offer their infamous hog pocket, bacon
churros and spicy bacon corn slaw. Artesana Pops will feature the mouth-watering bacon ice pops,
Slater’s 50/50 will bring their award winning B’B’B’ bacon burger, Waffle-Oh will bring the
bacon waffle-ohs and Sugar Spin will sample their salted caramel bourbon spiced candied bacon
cotton candy and breakfast for dinner cotton candy.
VIP bacon lovers will have exclusive access to sample some of the festival’s most outrageous pork-inspired
concoctions including The Bacon Babe’s dark chocolate bacon tarts with cinnamon whiskey
buttercream and Bundt’s on Melrose’s maple bacon mini Bundt cakes.
Wash down the bacon before going back for more with a refreshing beer. Just a few of the local
breweries sampling will include Absolution, Ale Smith Brewing, Angel City Brewing, ACE Cider,
Bootlegger’s Brewery, Coronado Brewing, Golden Road Brewery, Hangar 24, Lagunitas Brewing,
Ninkasi Brewery, The Bruery, Green Flash Brewing, Sierra Nevada and Stone Brewing.
If festivalgoers need a break from all the delicious bacon and pork sampling they can board the majestic
Queen Mary for a self-guided tour that is included in every Big Bite Bacon Fest ticket or
head over to the Pig Pen to test their skills at pork-inspired games and activities including
Pork Ladder Toss, Bacon Bags a.k.a. Cornhole, Connect Swine and even Bacon Chess.
Big Bite Bacon Fest is honored and proud to partner with Team Red, White and Blue (Team RWB) as the
official charity of the 2015 festival. Team RWB’s mission is to enrich the lives of America’s
veterans by reintegrating them back into their communities. “Team RWB is both honored and
excited to partner with Big Bite Bacon Fest for 2015. Having the opportunity to celebrate
community through social events such as the Big Bite Bacon Fest is one way in which Team RWB
members are able to connect with each other, get involved and help strengthen their communities,”
said Sarah Roberts, Team RWB, Pacific Northwest Regional Director. Big Bite Bacon Fest is proud
to support Team RWB by giving a portion of the event proceeds to their non-profit organization.
The 2nd annual Big Bite Bacon Fest will offer a choice of a daytime or evening tasting session on
Saturday, August 1 and one daytime tasting session on Sunday, August 2. VIP bacon lovers
will gain entry to the event one hour prior to all other guests, have access to the exclusive
VIP bacon lounge with shaded seating and tastings, receive a souvenir cup, access to private
restrooms, and the opportunity to take a self-guided tour of the majestic Queen Mary ship.
Early Piggy tickets start at just $35 for general admission and are available online through June 15.
For more information about this one-of-a-kind porkalicious event and to purchase tickets visit
About the Queen Mary
Located in the Port of Long Beach, the Queen Mary features a rich maritime history, authentic Art Deco
décor, and stunning views of the Pacific Ocean and Long Beach city skyline. At the time of her
maiden voyage in May of 1936, she was considered the grandest ocean liner ever built. The
Queen Mary’s signature restaurants include the award-winning Sir Winston’s and Chelsea Chowder
House & Bar as well as a weekly Champagne Sunday Brunch served in the ship’s Grand Salon.
History buffs enjoy the ship’s museum and Glory Days tour, guests of all ages love the Ghosts
and Legends show, and the ship is currently featuring the renowned Diana: Legacy of a Princess
exhibit and Tea Room. The Queen Mary features 80,000 square feet of event space in 14 remarkable
Art Deco salons as well as a tri-level, 45,000-square-foot Exhibit Hall. The Queen Mary
boasts 346 staterooms including nine full suites. For more information or for reservations,
see www.queenmary.com or call (800) 437-2934
. The Queen Mary is located at 1126 Queens Highway
in Long Beach.
About Big Bite Events
Big Bite Events brings a new style of culinary events to “Foodie” communities nationally.
" The Big Bite Bacon Fest, the “Foodtainment’ event of Epic Pork-Portions, made its
debut at the 2013 San Diego County Fair (North America’s 4th largest) and captured the
hearts of the culinary community and food enthusiasts alike. And… thanks to the Huffington
Post, USA Today, and Yahoo Canada, it was the bacon event heard around the world. In 2014
the festival debuted at the majestic Queen Mary with a sold out event. In 2015 The Big Bite
Bacon Fest will grow to serve the bacon demand of Southern California by being the largest
Bacon Fest in the western US. For more information visit
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