Swigs and Pigs Take Over US Open Site

By David Brand

Nothing like washing down a spicy pig with an icy swig

Or pairing some greasy chews with yeasty brews.

Munching on a feast of swine and, well, beer.

You get the point. The annual Bacon and Beer Classic returns to Queens this weekend, immersing the USTA National Tennis Center in the delicious scent of sizzling fatback.

“From savory to spicy to sweet, ticket holders will experience bacon like never before,” event organizers Cannonball Productions said in a statement. “The Bacon and Beer Classic offers attendees a uniquely all-inclusive experience at a truly epic tasting event.”

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The festival features dishes prepared by more than 50 New York City restaurants, including BarBacon, Queens Bully, American Cut, In Good Company Hospitality and Sweet Chili. Local brewers will also serve more than 100 craft beers and lead beer-making workshops.

Activities include giant Jenga, bobbing for bacon, dance contests and photos on the famed tennis courts.

Cannonball Productions sells three levels of all-inclusive tickets, which range from $69 for general admission to $135 for VIPs. There will be two sessions, an afternoon session from 1 to 4 p.m. and an evening session from 7 to 10 p.m.

To purchase tickets, visit the event website at baconandbeerclassic.com/nyc-tickets/