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aPORKalypse Now – 2012

19 Feb DSCF8113

Last year, around this time, we went with some friends to aPORKalypse Now, a craft beer and pork event.

It was held at an event space called 404, which is on 10th Avenue between 33rd and 34th streets.  We went with a VIP pass and got in early, and I was glad we did. The space was not even close to being large enough for the crowd. 

But getting in early meant we got to try the bacon in chocolate fondue (on a Ritz cracker… nice touch).  And we got to go back a few times to eat it over and over again. Cause it was gooood.


There were a number of pork dishes and restaurants represented.








But few things were as intriguing as the pigs tail.


This was incredibly rich. I’m glad I tried it, but I don’t think I’ll be chasing after trying more anytime soon.



A big highlight was the craft beer.


I especially liked the Nogne 0 Holy Smoke, which reminded me of a smoked beer we had in Belfast, ME.


But my favorite beer of the day came from my college town of Ithaca.


I LOVED the White Gold. I had never had it before and I really enjoyed it. I also love that Ithaca Beer Co. is finally making a strong stance here in NYC.


One of my favorite snacks was Alobar’s Maple Bacon Popcorn. I could not get enough of this!




By a few hours in, the pork was running low and the crowd was running large. For 2013, it looks like the event organizers have moved the location to Long Island City. Let’s hope this space is bigger!


Underground Eats has a deal where you get in 15 minutes early to the event on March 2nd. 15 minutes doesn’t seem like a whole hell of a lot, but at least you can try to grab a beer and maybe some bacon in chocolate fondue (if it’s there again).

I don’t have a burning desire to go again, but I am glad I got to enjoy my craft beer and pig for a day.


Bacon Bash 2012

23 Jun

Today, we went to the first Bacon Bash.

Overall, I think it was a reasonable attempt at a first event, however, the space got VERY crowded at some points and it was set up in a weird way. It also looked a lot like a night club (including the thumping music… which was actually kind of fun).

There were only a handful of tables with bacon tastings, and each table had a number of tastes on it. Most tastes ran out before the end of the 2.5 hour session, and they still had 2 full sessions left today!  I have to hope they had reserves for the next 2 sessions.

Everyone’s favorite bite was the black peppered bacon brittle from F. N. Puffin.

For the full album, go check out NYCNomNom’s Facebook page! I live posted from the event, so you can see all the fun as it happened.

Bacon Bash 2012: You know you want to go, and NYCNomNom has your Discount Code!

1 Jun

As anyone who reads this blog knows, I really have a love for pretty much anything and everything swine. And there is a special place in my heart for bacon. So imagine my glee when I found out that The 1st Annual Bacon Bash is upon us! It will be taking place on Saturday, June 23rd in 2 slots: 12-2:30pm and 3:30-6pm. For all the details, check out their site.  

Want to go?  Well, dear readers, if you use the code “nomnom” at checkout, you will get 20% off your tickets! (on the final screen, you can add the coupon in the top right)

See ya there!

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