Kentucky Derby Man Vs Food @ Beard To Tail

Meat bastions and party people Beard to Tail are continuing to bring the people of East London Americana love with their latest event for Kentucky Derby Day.

The festival of whiskey sipping, pulled pork consuming, apple bobbing, toy horse racing, cocktail mixing and relentless face-stuffing is set to take place on Saturday 4 May, and pets, kids and hobby horses fashioned out of brooms are most welcome.

This is the second Man vs Food venture the venue has hosted, where brave (or hungry) contenders consume as much pulled pork as possible in 2 minutes, which set to kick off at 3pm.  To wash down all that swine, Tom Vernon, Woodford Reserve brand ambassador, will be conducting whisky master classes throughout the day.

Entry to the hoggy hotbed is £20, and includes a keepsake customised hip flask, a Horses Neck cocktail, plus tangible prizes for the food challenge winner in addition to their bragging rights. There’s an ultra altruistic element too, as all proceeds will go to Heros Charity which helps retired and injured racing horses.

The meaty eatery livens up Curtain Road at regular intervals, having already thrown a pancake day extravaganza earlier this year, and a piggy beer fest for New Year’s, so they’re pretty much the perfect neighbours* for fun. Pass us the pork.

*Pun resisted. Oh yes. Think we’ll go treat ourselves to a pint for that.

Beard to Tail, 77 Curtain Road, Shoreditch, London, EC2A 3BS. You must register by email to take part. Oink.

Photo from Beard to Tail’s Facebook page, with permission. 

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