BWW Preview: WHISKEY FRIED FESTIVAL Launching in Brooklyn on 7/9
The creators of the recent highly-acclaimed "Bacon and Beer Classic" at Citi Field are at it again. Cannonball Productions will introduce a new, all-inclusive food and beverage festival, "Whiskey Fried," at Brooklyn Expo Center on Saturday, July 9th.
This classy comfort food event is a mid-summer extravaganza. It will pair more than one hundred whiskies and handcrafted cocktails with fried and Southern-inspired dishes from 20 plus New York City restaurants. Guests can look forward to unlimited bites and sips from local favorites like Bareburger, Jacob's Pickles, Sweet Chili, Burnside Biscuits and The Donutologist, in addition to live music, horseshoes, a barber bar, photo booth and more. Guests will also enjoy musical performances by local bands and performers. And you can feel good about attending because Whiskey Fried is partnering with local food rescue organizations and local non-profits.
A panel of judges will be on site to rate the sips and tastes and award winners in select categories. The panel includes Daily Beast's Chief Cocktail Correspondent and the author of The Art of American Whiskey, Noah Rothbaum; Yelp Manhattan's Community Director Ruggy Joesten; author of Bourbon Empire: The Past and Future of America's Whiskey, Reid Mitenbuler; and Flatiron Room Beverage Director, Young Kim.<
Kate Levenstien, founder of Cannonball Productions and the Bacon and Beer Classic, is thrilled to launch Whiskey Fried in Brooklyn. "It's hard to imagine a combination as mouthwatering as bacon and beer, but we've found it. There will be something for everyone: whiskey samples, refreshing cocktails, craft beer and of course delicious dishes like fried oysters and Irish whiskey-drizzled donuts. I can't wait to launch this new concept in our own backyard and the ultimate foodie city!"
Guests can choose from two all-inclusive sessions: afternoon (1:30pm-4pm) or evening (6:30pm-9pm). VIP ticket holders will enjoy half hour early entrance; access to the specialty Prohibition lounge; samples of rare, top shelf spirits; and a digital event bag. General Admission tickets are $85 and VIP tickets are selling at $125, but prices will increase over the next few weeks. All tickets include a souvenir tasting glass.
A nationally-touring event, Whiskey Fried is coming soon to Chicago, Denver, Seattle and Silicon Valley. Cannonball Productions is committed to making the festival personal to each city, and will partner with regional organizations and local food recovery programs to donate leftover food.
For more information about Whiskey Fried and to purchase tickets for the event, visit http://www.whiskeyfried.com/#intro.
Photo Credit: Courtesy of Cannonball Productions