Anyone who jumped for bacon-loving joy at the announcement of Cuckoo Callay's inaugural Bacon Festival last year will surely be stoked with the news that the Newtown cafe is once again celebrating the noble pig in 2016. But this time, there's an extra addition: beer.
Yes, Newtown's biggest champions of bacon have seen your rashers and raised them, taking it up a whole other notch for the 2016 festival, set to be held on Saturday, February 27. It's called Bacon Brewfest, and it will showcase everything beer 'n' bacon, including lots of craft brews and what they name "Australia's best bacon" from Pialligo Estate.
It's set to be a bigger production than last year, with the festival moving to Chippendale's Central Park complex. And this time round, it won't just be Cuckoo Callay doing the food — they're getting in some of Sydney's best restaurants, cafes and producers to serve up their bacon dishes on the day. That includes Anna Polyviou, N2 Extreme Gelato, Black Star Pastry, Mr Bao and The Stinking Bishops. Plus, there'll be workshops and even a bacon eating competition. Come filthy hungry.
If you want in on this action (and we think you probably do), you can get an early bird ticket for $25. It's one of the first niche food festivals in what we predict to be a year full of 'em.