Bacon and egss. Bacon and orange juice. Bacon and beer?
That's the idea behind the first-ever San Francisco Bacon and Beer Festival this Sunday, Aug. 25 at The Fairmont Hotel on Mason Street. There'll be beer (naturally) from 25 breweries and bacon-themed food from 25 restaurants. Aaron Cohen, the organizer, said previous festivals in Denver and Boston have included bacon cotton candy, bacon ramen, and one restaurant said they'll be making bacon marmalade this weekend.
"It's really a chance for the chefs to get creative with a pretty standard, at this point, recipe item and make something that shows off their restaurant," said Cohen.
Restaurants participating will include Bay Area staples like Nojo, Tacolicious, Haven, the Girl and the Fig, and Memphis Minnie's, said Cohen. The event is being co-sponsored by Cohen's event company and by Bison Brewery, which will also be one of the breweries serving beer, along with Drake's Brewing, Green Flash Brewing Company, and others.
The festival may be odd, but it's certainly not complicated.