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.