Bacon Off: The Fight Your Mouth Wants.
On this Father’s Day, Sunday, June 17, 2012, the Big Wheel Truck and the C&S Brisket Bus, Orlando’s award winning food trucks, will place their house cured and house smoked bacon head to head for guests to choose the best bacon.
Starting off as playful Twitter banter between the two trucks on whose bacon is best, Bacon Off has developed into a multi-sponsored event, with the promise to bring some friendly fire to Orlando’s bacon lovers. As a first event of it’s kind in Orlando, the $30 ticket price includes a bacon sampler plate from each truck, with tastes of bacon in 5 different categories; guests will vote on their favorite, and the winner of each category receives bacon bragging rights. Ticket price also includes access to a bacon-filled buffet and a free beer.
Bacon categories to include: Best Original Bacon, Best Novelty Bacon, Best Bacon Side, Best Bacon Product, Bacon Grand Champion.
Bacon Off is being held at the construction site of the new East End Market in the Audubon Park Garden District. To be opened in late 2012, the East End Market will be an indoor farmer’s market, open to the public 7 days a week, and will also feature a commercial kitchen, restaurant, event space, office space and adjacent outdoor garden.
Event Producer, Miami’s Sef Gonzalez of Burger Beast, is making his event debut in the Orlando market. Burger Beast’s widely reaching blog promotes Comfort Food in the Southeast, and has supported the rise of Florida’s food trucks. Additional event sponsorships include local blogger and producer Mark Baratelli of The Daily City, and local food blogger Julius Mayo of Droolius.
Tickets are $30 each, and can be purchased at www.baconofforlando.com. Tickets can also be purchased directly from the Big Wheel Truck or the C&S Brisket Bus during service hours.
Big Wheel Food Truck: With a mission to feature the best of Central Florida’s locally sourced food, the Big Wheel Truck rolls around Orlando 6 days a week, bringing handmade, locally sourced food to the masses. Within a year of opening, Big Wheel was named 8 times “Orlando’s Best Food Truck, featured on The Cooking Channel’s Eat Street, the cover of the Orlando Sentinel, the cover of Orlando Weekly, filmed a commercial with Square, and featured in countless Orlando blogs and magazines. www.bigwheeltruck.com, www.bigwheelprovisions.com
C&S Brisket Bus: Mobile Gourmet Delicatessen. We cure. We smoke. We braise. Fresh baked bread. House made condiments. Generous portions. http://www.facebook.com/CSBrisketBus
Burger Beast: Sef Gonzalez, better known as Burger Beast, is a respected South Florida Food Blogger, with national reach, who writes about unique food experiences. Although his blog was originally created to find the best burger in Miami, it now represents a publication with the aim to shine light on the often overlooked, undiscovered, and unappreciated culinary gems of South Florida and other noteworthy destinations. Burger Beast has also written for Broward New Times, edible south Florida, The Miami Herald and Ocean Drive Magazine. www.burgerbeast.com
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