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Love Your Mountains, Bacon and Beer

Looking for something to do this weekend? Here are three choice dining events going on around the city:
Louisville_Loves_Mountains.pngLouisville Loves Mountains
When: Today, 4-10 p.m.
Where: Longest Avenue at Bardstown Road Because of expected thunderstorms, it's been moved to the Green Building (732 E. Market Street)
What: Sponsored by Kentuckians for the Commonwealth and Heine Brothers, the fifth annual Louisville Loves Mountains Festival "celebrates Kentucky's mountain beauty and heritage." The free festival is open to all and will include local artists, musicians, food truck vendors and breweries. Also, there may be hippies.

Highlands_Beer_Festival.jpgHighlands Beer Festival
When: Saturday, 5-9 p.m.
Where: Mid-City Mall
What: In conjunction with Bardstown Bound's Keep on Cluckin' event, ValuMarket is holding a Spring Beer Festival. The good folks at LouisvilleBeer.com have the list of participants (by Insider Louisville's count, about 60 breweries will be serving 213 types of beer. It's a $5 entry fee and $1 per 2-3oz tasting. $30 will get you unlimited tastings, in which case remember that CityScoot's phone number is 502-566-6384.

Bacon_ball_2013.jpgBacon Ball
When: Saturday, 7-11 p.m.
Where: Oxmoor Farm
What: The annual "bacon-tastin', boot-shakin' and art making extravaganza," Bacon Ball is serving up bacon appetizers and dishes (from the likes of Decca, NABC Bank Street Brewery, Proof on Main, Hammerheads, Silver Dollar, Rye, Eidertown and Seafood Connection, bourbon cocktails by Four Roses, local beers by Bluegrass Brewing Company (BBC) and Cumberland Brewery. The chefs will be competing for the title of King of Bacon and, because you know, we live in a democracy, the 1,200 expected guests will vote on a People's Choice Award. Tickets are $40 per person or $70 per couple. Oink.

Proof on Main

702 W Main St, Louisville, KY 40202 502-217-6360 Visit Website

Hammerheads

921 Swan Street, Louisville, KY 40203 502-365-1112 Visit Website

Eiderdown

983 Goss Avenue, Louisville, KY 40217 502-290-2390

Decca

812 E Market Street, Louisville, KY 40206 502-749-8128

The Silver Dollar

1761 Frankfort Avenue, Louisville, KY 40206 502-259-9540 Visit Website

NABC Bank Street Brewery

415 Bank Street, New Albany, IN 47150 812-944-7112 Visit Website