Bacon Fest

If your new year’s resolution was to be a better Muslim or Jew, you probably want to stay away from this one.

If your new year’s resolution was to be a better Muslim or Jew, you probably want to stay away from this one.

New Year’s resolutions were meant to be broken. And unless yours was to get hog wild on a bunch of bacon, attending this weekend’s Bacon Fest Sacramento will most likely end your resolution far earlier than you had hoped. The three-day festival, organized by locals Brian Guido, John Conley and SN&R managing editor Nick Miller, is a fun way to celebrate the delicious cured pig meat, showcases the creativity of local chefs and circumvents the cliché of making New Year’s resolutions.

Bacon Fest Sacramento celebrates bacon as a topping, an appetizer and a main dish and kicks off Friday, January 20, with a Kevin Bacon Tribute Night event, featuring songs from Kevin Bacon films performed by Jem & Scout, Aaron King, the Foxtails, John Conley, 50-Watt Heavy and more. Starting at 8 p.m. at Luigi’s Slice and Fun Garden, 1050 20th Street, there will also be a special bacon pizza on the menu. The all-ages show costs $5.

The meat goes on the following morning at Magpie Caterers and Market Café (1409 R Street). Starting at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, January 21, the restaurant hosts a bacon breakfast. Later that afternoon, Pangaea Two Brews Cafe (2743 Franklin Boulevard) hosts a bacon happy hour of sorts. Starting at 4 p.m., the cafe will serve bacon in beers and make available a special bacon-bar menu.

On day three of the celebration, Sunday, January 22, you can wake to a bacon brunch at The Golden Bear (2326 K Street) starting at 10 a.m. If after that you’ve still got any room in your belly—or if you just feel like being a porker—you can continue to Sacramento Bacon Fest’s main event at Mulvaney’s Building & Loan (1215 19th Street). There, from 1 to 5 p.m., you’ll be able to witness a local chef competition with celebrity judges, eat bacon small plates and drink alcoholic beverages—for a mere $20. For more information, email <script type="text/javascript" language="javascript">{ document.write(String.fromCharCode(60,97,32,104,114,101,102,61,34,109,97,105,108,116,111,58,115,97,99,98,97,99,111,110,102,101,115,116,64,103,109,97,105,108,46,99,111,109,34,62,115,97,99,98,97,99,111,110,102,101,115,116,64,103,109,97,105,108,46,99,111,109,60,47,97,62)) } </script>. or visit