Beer And Bacon Festival Sizzles In November

 Beer and Bacon Festival

A festival of flavors with more than 30 unique craft beers and creative bacon specialties from local restaurant favorites at this year’s Beer and Bacon Festival


The Beer and Bacon Festival features more than 30 of the finest craft beers paired with delicious bacon-inspired specialties to tempt and tease every palate onSaturday, November 2.  This festival, presented by seasoned event producers CBS RADIO ORLANDO and hosted at Uptown Altamonte, showcases the growing love of craft beer along the scenic shores of Cranes Roost Park.

The Fest is presented and produced by CBS RADIO, led by Orlando favorites MIX 105.1, 1059 SUNNY FM, and 102 JAMZ in partnership with sponsors AutoNation Acura of North Orlando, Seminole Harley Davidson, and Wayne Densch Inc.  CBS RADIO  produces several signature events throughout the year including; Downtown Food & Wine Fest, Orlando Extreme Watersports Fest, and Pet-A-Palooza.

Dave Robbins, senior vice president, Orlando market manager at CBS RADIO said, “Through the power of radio and our expertise in offering and producing signature events in Central Florida, we are ready to create memorable experiences with an emphasis on beer appreciation.  The Beer and Bacon Festival is a place to learn about craft beers and pay homage to bacon-inspired culinary favorites – it’s simple, fun, and delicious.”

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4 Rivers Smokehouse Features bacon wrapped jalapeños at the Beer and Bacon Festival.

Date: Saturday, November 2, 2013

Festival Opens at 3 p.m.

Craft Beer Sampling 4 to 7 p.m.

Experience: Your ticket includes sampling of more than 30 craft beers.

Restaurant small-plate offerings are available for purchase between $2 and $6.

Full-pour beer, wine, and soft drink beverages are available for purchase.  A limited number of craft beer sampling tickets will be offered.  This event is sure to sell-out to maintain a high-quality and enjoyable experience for all.

Location: Cranes Roost Park at Uptown Altamonte is located at 247 Cranes Roost Blvd,

Altamonte Springs, FL 32701.  The park is easily accessible from exit 92, SR 436

from Interstate 4.  Access to Cranes Roost Park is free and open to the public.

Parking: FREE parking is available for all festival and park guests throughout Uptown Altamonte and nearby at Altamonte Mall.

Tickets: Purchase tickets online at

Beer and Bacon Festival

Craft Beer and Menu Highlights

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Goose Island Honker’s Ale Featured at Beer and Bacon Festival.

Sampling Ticket: Sampling Tickets $35 per 21+ adult – at the Gate (Cash or Credit Card)

Craft Beer Ticket: $25 per 21+ adult – Advance Online Ticket Purchase

Craft Beer Purveyors: (subject to change and seasonal availability)

  • Blue Point Brewing (4 varietals)
  • Florida Beer Company (4 varietals)
  • Goose Island (4 varietals)
  • Kona (4 varietals)
  • Magic Hat (2 varietals)
  • Red Hook (2 varietals)
  • Shock Top (3 varietals)
  • Sweetwater (4 varietals)
  • Victory Brewing (4 varietals)
  • Woodchuck (5 varietals)

Restaurants / Menu Highlights: (subject to change)

  • 4 Rivers Smokehouse (Brisket or pulled pork sliders with bacon, Chicken on a biscuit with bacon and maple drizzle, Bacon wrapped jalapenos)
  • Cupcake Crazy (Bacon salted caramel cupcake and Amaretto custard)
  • Miller’s Ale House – (Fries with melted cheese topped with bacon, scallions, and ranch dressing, Watermelon and bacon salad, Tuna slider with chopped egg and bacon)
  • Omaha Steakhouse (Bacon and bleu cheese burger sliders, Bleu cheese chips with bacon, Bacon and caramel popcorn pops)
  • Ruth’s Chris Steak House (Crab BLT, Prime beef slider with bacon and onion jam, Cheesecake with chocolate almond bacon clusters)
  • Tako Cheena (Chinese BBQ chara siu pork belly tako, Bani mi pernil tako with pickled daikon radish, Crispy smoked eggplant empanada, Bacon infused ice cream)
  • Terramia Ristorante (Rigatoni amatriciana with pancetta, Stromboli with pancetta, mushrooms and buffalo mozzarella, and Ravioli with prosciutto and vodka sauce)
  • The Hammered Lamb (Grilled cheese with bacon and side of bacon jam,  Bacon and lamb mash over a buttermilk biscuit, covered with a lamb reduction,  Bacon, maple and waffle cone  rice crispy treat)
  • Whole Foods Market (Cheddar bacon maple sausage topped with caramelized onions with a side of sautéed bacon greens, Vegan bacon and chocolate chip cookie, Gourmet cheese and olive sampler)

Beer and Bacon Festival

Activities and Information

  • CBS RADIO ORLANDO On-air Personalities Meet & Greet and Live Music Mixers
  • Interactive Games and Sponsor Displays
  • The Official After Party will be held at Miller’s Ale House in front of the Altamonte Mall.  Festival attendees receive $1 off craft beer (must show wristband).
  • Creative pretzel necklaces, welcome!
  • Orlando Magic RV with video games, two TVs, and giveaways
  • Several restaurants and full-pour bars will accept credit cards; all vendors accept cash. ATMs are available at the Festival.
  • Kindly leave your pets at home.
  • The Beer and Bacon Festival will be held rain or shine.
  • Tickets are non-refundable.
  • CBS RADIO ORLANDO encourages everyone to drink responsibly.  Don’t drink and drive.  Alert Cab, sponsored by Anheuser-Busch local beer distributor Wayne Densch Inc., will provide free taxi rides home for patrons in need.

The Beer and Bacon Festival features more than 30 craft beers, plus bacon-inspired menu items from local restaurant favorites. For more information visit

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Weekly Review – Our Week On The Go October 1-5, 2012

Weekly Review – Our Week On The Go October 1-5, 2012

Weekly Review time!!! This past week here at On the Go has been crazy busy, but a total blast!!!

Now it’s time to look back at all that happened October 1st – 5th!!!

Let’s Go!

Happy 30th Birthday EPCOT!!! I took a look back at my first visit to EPCOT Center in 1986 with some quality Fisher Price Camera Pictures of some of my favorite rides!

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It’s after midnight, and Cinderella Diamond Edition is out on BluRay! I review this stunning and chocked full of Extras DVD Release. Even if you already own Cinderella, I would run out and get Cinderella Diamond Edition!!!

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The Orlando Home Show was this weekend, and it was full of great ideas for your home and the fabulous Mark Brunetz was there, too!!!

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Disney Interactive has launched a Daily Shot with Ali Wentworth App! Fans of Popular Newsy Web Series Daily Shot with Ali Wentworth Can Now Get Their Daily Cup of News and Laughter to Go with the Daily Shot App!

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Wordless Wednesday took us to Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and the Lobby of the Tower Hotel.

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LEGOLAND Florida is Celebrating their First Birthday with tons of great savings and prizes for Florida Residents on October 15th!

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Aurora and I had the unique opportunity to see another side of Titanic: The Experience, and it was a ghostly good time!

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Betsy took us along for another look at the Art of Animation Resort, because since all of the sections of the Resort have opened she has some new favorite details!

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Heather Thomson, from the hit Bravo show the Real Housewives of New York, will be speaking on October 21st during the Women for Israel Breakfast at the Hilton Orlando to benefit the Jewish National Fund.

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And we ended the week with some news that made this WWE FanGirl get excited, WWE NXT is going to be at Full Sail Live! On October 11th!

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Thanks for joining us this week at On the Go, and we can’t wait to bring you even more posts next week!!! We’ll be looking at some fun activities at SeaWorld Orlando, the Richard Petty Experience, some Food and Wine Festival Fun, and more!

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Winter Park Sip And Stroll Celebrates The City’s 125th Anniversary

Winter Park Sip And Stroll Celebrates The City’s 125th Anniversary

Winter Park
The Winter Park Sip and Stroll – September 27, 2012

The Winter Park Chamber of Commerce and Park Avenue Area Association invite you to sip, stroll and celebrate 125 years at the Winter Park Sip & Stroll.

This fall the City of Winter Park will celebrate the 125th anniversary of its incorporation, and you can join in the fun on September 27, 2012 from 5:00pm-8:30pm along Park Avenue.

Enjoy an evening on the Avenue with friends and family, and stroll to your favorite Park Avenue area shops and restaurants in Winter Park.

Each stop along Park Avenue will feature food and beverage samples. All attendees of the Winter Park Sip and Stroll will receive a commemorative 125th anniversary wine glass for the event.

There are 25 Sip & Stroll Locations located along Park Avenue:
•    Cocina 214
•    DownEast
•    Gary Lambert Salon & Spa
•    Galopin
•    iLashWorks
•    Kilwin’s Chocolates and Ice Cream
•    LaBella Intimates & Boutique
•    Lilly Pulitzer
•    Luma on Park
•    Luxury Trips
•    Park Plaza Gardens
•    Peterbrooke Chocolatier
•    Selective Eyewear Elements
•    Spice & Tea Exchange
•    Sultre
•    The Ancient Olive
•    The Bistro on Park
•    The Doggie Door
•    Things & FASHION
•    Through the Looking Glass
•    Timothy’s Gallery
•    Tugboat and the Bird
•    Unleashed
•    Winter Park Land Company

This event looks like it will be a blast, but you will want to reserve your glass today!

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The Winter Park Sip and Stroll Poster


Reservations will be available for $25 at the Winter Park Welcome Center, located at 151 W. Lyman Avenue, or you can register on-line using the links below.

More information:

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