A great philosopher, Homer Simpson, once said, “Pork chops and bacon, my two favorite animals.” I have a bestie who feels the exact same way–at least about the bacon part–Jamila Powell. She loves all things bacon. Lucky for Jamila, she lives in South Florida and will be able to participate in the debut of the 2013 BaconFest Florida, hosted by Chef Todd Fischer from Discovery’s Destination America network show, ‘United States of Bacon.’ The festivities will take place at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek on Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 6 p.m. BaconFest has become a highly popular event held annually in cities such as Chicago, New York, and Kansas City.
This outdoor concert will be a bacon-lover’s paradise, filled with free food sampling from a variety of vendors offering a bacon-inspired twist on fare from 20 South Florida restaurants. BaconFest will also feature a chef throw down competition with celebrity judges for the best bacon recipes in two categories – ‘Sweet’ and ‘Savory’, as well as a number of fun bacon-related activities. Festival-goers will also enjoy carnival games and a ‘Hog’ bike show. Tickets include all the delicious indulgences you can eat, with drinks available for purchase. Fans can follow all the updates on Twitter via #BaconFestFL.
Fittingly, Kevin and Michael Bacon, known as The Bacon Brothers, will headline the evening and perform some of their greatest hits. Long before Kevin launched his prolific stage and screen career, and before Michael became known as a go-to composer for film and television, they were just two brothers from Philadelphia born nine years apart. Now, The Bacon Brothers have celebrated over 17 years as a band and released six albums laden with their trademark gritty rock and a touch of Philly soul.
BaconFest Florida is strictly for guests age 21 and over. Tickets start at $25* and are available at http://www.ticketmaster.com/Baconfest-Florida-tickets/artist/1813999. *Additional fees may apply.
Meet Jamila there! LOL