Presumably much less dangerous than the Bear, Bourbon & BBQ Fest, the first-annual B, B & BBQ is hitting ATL in early March (but selling tickets now!) with 60 brews, 40 bourbons, mega-pounds of porky provisions, plus all sorts of live entertainment, crazy contests, and exhibits, although not the kind that wants to pimp your Cavalier with a fireplace and fish tank.
Your souvenir glass gets you unlimited tastings of ryes (Whistle Pig, Russell's Reserve 6yr), single barrel bourbons (Eagle Rare, Blanton's), and reserves like the caramel/toasted oak-flavored Maker's Mark 46, while impressive beers’ll include Napa Smith Organic Lost Dog, Big Boss Blanco Penny, Farmer Ted's Cream Ale from Catawba Valley Brewing, and Mendocino Cast Of Hawks, or what makes up spring's most anticipated new comedy, Alf Horford.
The Tasting Theater will have both free & low-cost plates (ribs, chicken, sausage, brisket), plus tents slinging hot sauces and cigars, in addition to seminars on how to pair regional 'cue with NC wines, all-day bluegrass, and contests including Daisy Dukes & Boots, and ATL's Best Beer Belly, even though they usually drank Hennessy in that movie, and DMX had really solid abs.
If you’re a true porker for real, grab a VIP ticket to the Bacon & Whole Hog session offering added eating hours plus exclusive access to gourmet bacon from around the globe, favorite bacon dishes from local chefs, and pit masters carving a whole pig, although after all that, be prepared for people to exclaim "pimp, you're wide!"