Sacramento Bacon Fest

Bacon Fest Sacramento (BFS) has arrived! All you bacon lovers out there can rejoice and get your bacon fix. Bacon Fest is here from January 19 – 26 and is all about pork from pigs who lived healthy, happy lives at farms that value ethical and sustainable food production.

All the bacon and pork dishes enjoyed at BFS events are house-made by Sacramento chefs that truly care about quality natural foods.

The inaugural BFS went down in January 2012 and other events such as The BLT Bike Crawl and Bacon Fest vs. Sacramento Beer Week soon followed.

Bacon Fest Opening Night at Grange

Sunday, January 19: 4 pm to 9 pm
Free admission – No cover!

Bacon Fest is taking over Grange for an evening of pigging out! Chefs Oliver Ridgeway of Grange, Ravin Patel of Ella, Pajo Bruich of Enotria and Billy Ngo of Kru will prepare a menu of special Bacon Fest small plates for just $6 each!

  • Exclusive bacon cocktails by the Grange bar staff
  • DJ Shaun Slaughter playing the jams
  • Didn’t get tickets to the sold out Bacon Fest Chefs Competition at Mulvaney’s? They’ll be raffling off a pair every hour at the event!

Tuesday, January 21

Hook & Ladder will be offering small plates, special cocktails, and local brews.

Saturday, January 25 – 8 amPhoto: Grange Restaurant & Bar has some great #craftcocktails. For the bacon-lovers, try a Tusk with four roses bourbon, bacon vermouth angostura, and candied bacon. #yum

Official breakfast/Brunch: Bacon & Butter

Sunday, January 26 – 10 am

Official breakfast/Brunch: The Golden Bear

Bacon Fest Cocktail Competition

Participating restaurants and bars (to be announced) will serve bacon-inspired cocktails all week. A secret judge will be visiting to determine the best.

Sunday, January 26 – 2 pm – 5 pm

Third Annual Bacon Fest Sacramento Chef Competition: Event is currently SOLD OUT!

Competing chefs this year include: Patrick Mulvaney (Mulvaney’s B&L), Rachel Kelley (Revolution Wines), Adam Pechal (Restaurant Thir13en), Billy Zoellin (Bacon & Butter), Michael Tuohy (Block), Brian Mizner (Hook & Ladder), Travis Surmi (Grange), Ian McBride (Lucca), Jaaymes Luu (Fat Face), Scott Ostrander (Esquire Grill), Matt Brown (Golden Bear), and Robb Vedditti (Pangaea). Prizes include expensive knives, cheap trophies–and 365 days of bragging rights.

Judges this year: Chef Michael Thiemann (Mother, Empress Tavern), Chef Brad Cecchi (Urban Farmer in Cleveland, formerly of Grange), Chef John Gurnee (LB Steak in Menlo Park), Chris Macias (food writer, Sacramento Bee), and Becky Grunewald (food editor, Edible Sacramento).

Each guest receives samples of all the chefs Bacon Fest competition small bites, a plethora of Bacon Fest buffet eats by Patrick Mulvaney, two free drinks, and one vote to decide the audience award. DJ Shaun Slaughter will be playing music.

Tickets are $35 a person and proceeds go to the Center For Land Based Learning in Winters.

Many Downtown restaurants will be participating in Bacon Fest

Ella Dinning Room & Bar

January 20-24

  • Bacon Fest LUNCH SPECIAL: House made Bacon Dog with chips and iced tea or beverage $15
  • Bacon Fest HAPPY HOUR SPECIAL: Happy Hour house made Bacon Dog $8
  • Bacon Fest COCKTAILS:
  • “Bacon and Eggs”: Bacon washed whiskey, port wine, cinnamon syrup, sweet vermouth, egg white, maple
  • “Off The Beaten Path”: Bacon washed vodka, green apples, fennel syrup, white wine, lemon juice


Thursday, January 23

Special bacon-themed three-course dinner, offering “salt for the soul,” this special menu begins with a warm bacon & belly salad offset by wild mushrooms and a truffle vinaigrette, followed by a mouth-watering bacon stuffed pork loin, bacon braised greens, and bacon stuffed potato.

And if this savory meal doesn’t have you booking a trip to the cardiologist yet, the simply bacon dessert certainly will.

The Firehouse Restaurant

An ode to a traditional favorite, The Firehouse has infused its Tennessee Eggnog with a sweet and savory twist of bacon. Using a base of Gentleman Jack Whiskey; Maple Syrup, Buttershots Liqueur, and house-made bacon ice cream are then folded in to create a delightfully creamy blend. Topped off with a rim of brown and white sugar and garnished with a single slice of bacon floating perfectly in the center, this is an irresistible cocktail anytime.

Foundation Restaurant & Bar

January 21 – 28

Daily Bacon specials including: Bacon wrapped scallops, bacon and garlic flat bread pizza, bacon wrapped top sirloin, Foundation BLT.

New specials each day, call to see what’s new 916-321-9522.

Hock Farm Craft & Provisions

January 20 – 25

Bacon-focused $35 three-course dinner menu as well as an array of bacon-infused cocktails.

See the menu here

Have a great time but also be safe, with Uber. You can try Uber out and save with a promotion they have for Bacon Fest. You just sign up for the app via your smart phone and take advantage if you can.

Promo Code: BaconfestSAC

The basics of the promo:

  • -Only valid for new users
  • -Good for $20 off your first ride

Find out more information about Bacon Fest and happening events on their Facebook page. Follow @sacbaconfest on Twitter for details.

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980 9th Street, Suite 400
Sacramento, CA 95814
P: (916) 442-8575
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