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Bacon and beer? Yes, please.

Talk about an awesome combo.

Bacon is like cheese — you can never have too much and it makes everything taste exceptionally better. So it’s no shocker that Americans’ obsession with bacon runs deep.

A festival celebrating the salty, smoky meat would appease the masses in itself, but then to go and throw beer into the mix? And make it all a big benefit?

So double up on the cholesterol meds before hitting up the Bacon and Beer Benefit, 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, Sockeye Brewing, 12542 W. Fairview Ave., Boise. The inaugural event is a fundraiser for Meals on Wheels and Community Outreach Behavioral Services.

Plan to feast on unique, bacon-inspired dishes created by local restaurants such as Bacon, Cloud 9, Kona, RAM, Willowcreek Grill and many others.

And wash down all that porky goodness with beer from Sockeye Brewing, Edge Brewing, Deschutes, Highland Hollow and others.

The DJ spinning tunes should distract you from sinking into a food coma.

Tickets are $30 at the door, or save $5 and buy them at A ticket gets you a commemorative beer glass, 20 drink tokens and 20 food tokens. 21 and older only.

Michelle Jenkins: 208-377-6451