Note: In exchange for an event review, I received a VIP ticket to The Great Big Bacon Picnic in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York.
To think I’m still full. The bacon…the meat…the alcohol…yet The Great Big Bacon Picnic ended four days ago. Having picnic tables was something of a cruel joke – relax for a few hours – but then you eventually have to stand up.
Was it worth it? Let’s find out.
For one, Casper, the mattress company, donated a few sleeping pods; they predicted that us carnivores (and lushes) might need a quiet spot to overcome our food comas.
New Mexico was well-represented, at least in vexillogical form. If only that booth had proffered Hatch chilies and eggs, I would’ve camped out in front.
In keeping with the breakfast theme, Traif, a Williamsburg-based pork-focused eatery, prepared doughnuts with bacon on top. Traif, by the way, signifies anything unkosher. Even better? The Great Big Bacon Picnic took place in a particularly Orthodox Jewish part of Brooklyn.
“New American” meets Taiwanese pork buns, with a side of sweet vinegary pork in the background.
Boonnum’s Kitchen, the Thai entrant – my favorite savory vendor of the day (forgot to take a photo, but lettuce and bacon were present)- asked if I wanted to take their chili plants home. This was because I requested my dish to be peht peht, extra hot. After discovering their stall, I added peppers to every meal.
A hamburger with bacon from Sweet Science, pork belly ssam from Cow & Clover, a bacon cheese nibble from PJ Clarke’s, and a big slab of sweet bacon. I was stuffed before I realized that I could go back for fourths.
This funnel cake bacon hamburger did look like a lot of fun, but it wasn’t. That said, I’m open to trying your version.
A bacon bloody mary? That is so April 2016. This time, to wash everything down, I had a bacon egg cream.
So, as petitioned up thread, was it worth it? YES, yes it was.
Casper are being really creative with their advertising, it’s really good to see. If I had the money, I’d get one purely because I like the way they work – and I guess the mattress must be pretty good too!