Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Big Wheel and Brisket Bus in a Bacon Battle Royale this Father's Day

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.  
With roots in playful Twitter banter, 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 4 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, a craft beer or all-natural soda, and live music from The Mud Flappers. 

A proceed of sales from Bacon Off benefits the Audubon Park Garden District, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, who works to strengthen and bring cohesion to the district by fostering support through public and private resources with the common goal of rejuvenating and promoting a district that enhances the entire community. 

Bacon categories to include: Best Original Bacon, Best Novelty Bacon, Best Bacon Side, Best Bacon Product, Bacon Grand Champion. 

What to expect:

  1. No chairs will be available. Bring your own if you want to sit.
  2. Tasting plate from each truck, with 4 types of bacon on each plate.
  3. The right to vote on your favorite bacon in each category, plus an overall "Bacon Grand Champion."
  4. All you can eat access to a buffet: The Big Wheel Truck is roasting a pig and providing a variety of potato salads and green salads, and the C&S Brisket Bus is providing a make-you-own sandwich station and a variety of sides.
  5. A beer from Cigar City, Swamp Head, or Narragansett (There are limited quantities of certain brands, so first come, first choice on beer), or a Boylan's Soda.
  6. Additional beer, soda, and water will be available for purchase.
  7. Retail opportunities include Big Wheel Provisions line of house made, locally sourced grocery provisions, and merchandise, and C&S Brisket Bus’ line of #baconswag gear.
  8. Sweets available on site from The Batter Bowl. 
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. Event sponsorships also include local blogger and producer Mark Baratelli of The Daily City, and local food blogger Julius Mayo of Droolius. Additional support for Bacon Off also comes from The Audubon Park Garden District, Yelp Orlando, A Local Folkus LLC, Slow Food Orlando, and United Arts of Central Florida’s The Arts Matter Campaign. 

Tickets are $30 each, and can be purchased at Tickets can also be purchased directly from the Big Wheel Truck or the C&S Brisket Bus during service hours. Join the conversation on Facebook,, and on Twitter, 


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.  

C&S Brisket Bus: Mobile Gourmet Delicatessen. We cure. We smoke. We braise. Freshly baked bread. House made condiments. Generous portions.  

The Audubon Park Garden District: Our mission is to establish the Garden District as the heart of the community. As a 501(c)(3) we are working to strengthen and bring cohesion to our district by fostering support through public and private resources with the common goal of rejuvenating and promoting a district that enhances the entire community. To that end we desire to create a lush, native green environment, which promotes the Audubon Park Business District, Leu Gardens, and the local community, while still retaining our unique and funky feel. 

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. 

Poster Credit: Lure Design Inc.

1 comment:

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