Pork, booze and SkrillexNo buzzwords necessary
Should there be another local pigcentric event in addition to Sacramento Bacon Fest? Do you order veggie burgers and then add bacon to them? If you answered yes to either of these questions, you should probably get your cholesterol levels checked—or just throw caution to the wind and head to Saturday's Pig-A-Palooza. Hosted by NeighborWorks Sacramento, the event is headlined by a cook-off in which local chefs will compete for the title of “Primo Porker.” Attendees will sample dishes made by the chefs and choose the winner. There's also a hog-calling contest, which—as a quick Google search will reveal—sounds sort of like a pig singing a Skrillex song. Plus: beer, wine and food from Feeding Crane Farms and Bledsoe Meats. It happens June 8, at McClatchy Park, from 2 to 6 p.m., and tickets cost $25 for adults and $12.50 for children 12 and younger. Visit www.pig-a-palooza.eventbrite.com for more details.
The Sacramento Convention and Visitors Bureau is heavily marketing that the city was recently named “America’s Farm-to-Fork Capital.” By whom? By the SCVB themselves, of course, promoting that Sacramento is home to farms, farmers markets and restaurants that cook local produce. We can either gobble up this buzzword-heavy content, or alternately, we can thumb through the more objective food writing of the We Are Where We Eat group. According to its website, WAWWE consists of “journalists, geographers and historians,” who, thanks to a grant, write stories about Sacramento food growers, cooks and food experts. The group, which is supported by the Cal Humanities nonprofit group and the Sacramento Public Library, and is sponsored by Capitol Public Radio, will host an educational forum on Saturday, June 1, at the Tsakopoulos Library Galleria (828 I Street). Visit http://wearewhereweeat.brownpapertickets.com for more details on the event.