On September 24th and 25th, the PNE Forum will unite bacon lovers of all sorts for an epic convention, otherwise known as a piggy paradise called Bacon Con. The event, created by the Bacon Appreciation Society, will be Vancouver’s first ever bacon convention. Yes, you read that right. It will feature over 100 booths serving food and drink with the star ingredient: crispy sizzling bacon. You can expect to see a variety of vendors, including local favorites Johnston’s Pork and Cheeses Crust food truck.
The 19+ event will also feature beer because, let’s face it, booze and bacon make for the perfect combo. Aside from tasting a variety of cured meats, guests can also participate in contests, activities, and raffles, including a “Free Bacon for a Year” contest. Tickets are $20 and include a souvenir mug and 2 sample tickets to get you started on munching your way through the fest! Tickets are available through their website or at the door.
Bacon Con will be held from 2 PM to 10 PM on September 24th and from 11 AM to 7 PM on September 25th. So, if bacon is your bae, look out for these 10 must-try food and drink offerings:
Donuts are making a comeback in the dessert world, so it should come as no surprise that bacon donuts are featured at this event. And nothing spells irresistible like bacon bits sprinkled on top of delicious dough.
Bacon Flavoured Cotton Candy
If you can’t decide whether you like sweet or savory more, this foodie delight is for you. Cotton candy, while normally sweet and pink, will be mixed with the savory taste of bacon. Voila, a far less sickly snack.
Chocolate Dipped Bacon Covered Bacon
Try saying that 5 times real fast. If you can’t get enough of bacon and need something sweet to go along with it, try the chocolate dipped in bacon, covered in bacon bits.
Bacon Caramel Chocolates
Sometimes you just have to stick with the familiar stuff, the good stuff that won’t disappoint. These bacon caramel chocolates are the perfect mix of sweet and, um, meaty.
Stilton Stuffed Bacon Wrapped Figs
For something more robust, try the figs stuffed with bacon and stilton cheese. It’s the only dish that comes close to being “healthy” as the chewy fruit is paired with the main star of the show aka bacon.
Bourbon White Chocolate Bacon Creme Brulee
If you have an epic sweet tooth, you can’t miss out on the most thrilling bacon dish from Big Rock Urban, featuring white chocolate and bourbon. Once you try this, your traditional crème brulee will never be the same again.
Bacon n Waffles
A traditional but oh-so-satisfying dish, this bacon and waffle dish will leave you certain that these ingredients are the perfect pair. This dish features pulled pork on a waffle with bacon-infused maple syrup – it’s a match-made in heaven.
You can’t forget about the booze. To go along with the various bacon filled dishes, make sure to wash it all down with some old good bacon beer.
Pork Belly Sliders
If you need a break from the dishes that feature crispy bacon, make sure to try the juicy pork belly sliders.
We’re willing to bet you’ve never had a cocktail that tasted just like bacon. If you’re look to unwind from all the food tasting, try this fancy cocktail infused with bacon.
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