Mmm… Maple Bacon Cheesecake from the OMG! Cheesecakery.
The first annual Austin Bacon and Beer Festival in Austin left us about as content as Oliver Twist. “Please sir, may we have some more?!”
The immensely flavorful festival has previously sold out in Boston, Denver, San Francisco and Philadelphia, with Austin now in tow. The PACKED Marchesa Hall & Theatre in Lincoln Village played host with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Capital Area Food Bank of Texas. Goodtaste had a blast!
Each room within the hall showcased bacon-centric food prepared by bacon-loving chefs from all over Central Texas—all paired with select Texas craft brews! Can you really ask for a Saturday afternoon better spent? Neither could we… 😉
Check out some of the scrumptious samples from local vendors that we were able to snag before they disappeared for good that day:
Bacon Bread Pudding
Tortilla de Patatas con Bacon
Bacon Biscuit with Tomato Jam & Pickles
Bacon Tater Tots
Open Faced Tacos with Herbed Pork Loin, Arugala, Sundried Tomato, Gorgonzola Cheese, Apple Wood Smoked Bacon, Citrus Champaign Vinaigrette