B3 Bash for Kosair Charities


The B3 Fest is a festival of bacon, bourbon and beer with 18 local chefs like Paul Sant with Corbetts and Zach Young of Marketplace creating bacon-centric dishes and competing for the best of the fest honors. As if that isn’t enough bacon for you, there was a “bacon bar” combining bacon with flavors from every imaginable corner of the culinary map – chocolate, avacado, fruits, desserts, you name it. They advertise over 10,000 pieces of bacon, but I stopped counting after I exceeded my dietary limit of about 20 pieces!

This year the event was held at Louisville Executive Aviation in Hangar 1 at Bowman Field. It was a beautiful, warm night and the size of the place really contributed to a festival feel with tables and seating both indoors and out.

Proceeds from this event go to Kosair Charities and I’ll tell ya – if you can’t sign up to a charity like Kosair when you’re getting open bars with beer, bourbon and bacon in return for your giving, well, you probably shouldn’t be making financial decisions. But seriously, it’s a great event and a great cause.

There were donated items available by silent auction and several other vendors represented like Dave Furn’s Kentucky Oak Bourbon Barrel Furniture and Kentucky Gentleman Cigars in Frankfort, KY.

No need to lament all winter that you missed this great event. The next one is just around the corner on February 20th at the Mellwood Arts Center. To differentiate, the next event will go by the B3 Bash but it’s just as great. Get your tickets HERE


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Dave Furn - Kentucky Oak Bourbon Barrel Furniture
Beth, Logan, Pam & Katie Leet
Baily Hoard, Denise Raque, Jerry Raque, Stephanie Dukes, Emily Leach
Happy Birthday Alexandra Brooks with Nathan Smith
Debra Murphy and Mary Beth Moberly
Laurie, Jeff, Kayla, Pamela & Matt
Lisa Gurgo,l Kristy Brown, Cat Jones, Matt Kieth, Paula Clark, and Joey Klumb
Setera with Kentucky Gentlemen Cigars in Frankfort
Jennifer Barker and Tina Thomas
Tina Inchaurregui and Leonard Robinson
Jordan Royce, Julia Richie, Shane Falco, Rebecca Wolter,s Katie Miller, Drew Borgmann, Richie McCaw
This is trouble - you can just tell - Rick Grismer, Eric Henderson, Kelby Driesbach and Ryan Bryany
Tammy & William Schindler, John & Susie Howell
Paul Sant, Varun Marawaha, Jamie Och, Whitney & Mary Ellen Sant, Marie McCarthy, Jennifer& Brian Fields
Painting the pig - Casey McKinney
Jerome & Sonja Davis
Jordan Royce
The Hangar