Drawing: Tickets to the 5th Annual Festival of Meats & Celebration of Bacon

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Update: Drawing's closed! Winner's been emailed!

Here's a Monday treat for the carnivores among you: AOA is giving away a pair of tickets to this coming weekend's ASAP Festival of Meats & Celebration of Bacon. On the menu: a whole roast pig, steaks, deep fried sausage, Korean-style beef ribs, pork chops, clams, and lots of bacon. Also: a cash bar and good company.

We're giving away a pair of tickets. To enter, please answer this question in the comments of this post:

The festival of meats gives you a chance to sample all kinds of foods you probably don't eat every day. But it's a special occasion, so, you know... eat some fried sausage with your steak. With that in mind... What are your favorite Capital Region guilty pleasures?

Maybe it's a crodo or a fried candy bar. Maybe it's a double (triple) feature at The Spectrum. Maybe it's a lazy day wandering through a park or whatever. We'll draw one winner at random.

The Albany Society for the Advancement of Philanthropy are the people who bring you the Santa Speedo Sprint every year, among other events. ASAP events raise a lot of money for good causes, and they're a good time.

The 5th Annual Festival of Meats & Celebration of Bacon is Saturday, October 5 at the Albany Elks Club at 25 South Allen Street. Tickets to the event are $25. They'll have a whole roast pig, steaks, deep fried sausage, korean beef ribs, pork chops, clams and lots of bacon. The bar opens at 4 pm and dinner begins at 6 pm. Tickets are available now.

Important: All comments must be submitted by 11:59 pm on Tuesday, October 1, 2013 to be entered in the drawing. You must answer the question to be part of the drawing. (Normal commenting guidelines apply.) One entry per person, please. You must enter a valid email address (that you check regularly) with your comment. The winner will be notified via email by noon on Wednesday and must respond by noon on Thursday.


Given that we have 2 little ones in the family now, an adults only beer brunch at the City Beer Hall does it for me.

The Boston Shake at Snowman. A freaking Ice Cream Sundae on top of a milk shake...

Smoking Sams in Saratoga.

Oy vey! Enough with the meat fests already. People in this town are fat and unhealthy enough.

Mine is also a Boston Shake! Coffee Oreo shake, Oreo scoop and hot fudge. Had my last of the season Friday evening. They closed yesterday. :(

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@J--meat doesn't make you fat or unhealthy...gluttony and lack of overall moderation does (which festivals dont' always mean over eating. i've attended plenty of festivals and rarely felt that I over ate)

Steak Frites at The Merry Monk

Bacon and jalapeno cheddar hot dogs from Rolf's Pork Store

My capital region guilty pleasure would have to be disco fries at Bombers. So bad, but so good.

Thanks to AOA I tried a cronut at the Crispy Cannoli. Thank you for that. I am forever ruined. But my favorite Capital Region guilty pleasure is Fried Mozzarella with Raspberry Sauce at Scubbers. I cannot turn it down. Ever.

The Scottish Games! A man is a kilt is a guilty pleasure!!!

The Madison Cafe weekend brunch menu, it is so good and I wish I could eat there every morning. Such a guilty pleasure!

A sub from Andy's

Beautiful Fall Weather!!!!!

Fried Pickle Chips at the Center Square Pub have doubled my cholesterol over the last 2 years-- and I just can't stop eating them. Either that or Irish Nachos at Irish Times in Saratoga.

bonesless wings from justins!

Pork belly at Mingle, or NWBB

What are your favorite Capital Region guilty pleasures? Ooohh...there are so many...walking in Washington Park in the morning, coffee at the Daily Grind, gelato from Crisan, martinis at DeJohn's...

I'd have to say the nachos at the fountain (they are on doritos!), or in general any of their pizzas

The Chicken Sandwich from City Beer Hall!

Porcelain cake at Crisan, of course!

Getting mozzarella sticks delivered to my door.

Mozzarella sticks with raspberry sauce, of course! So delicious! I usually get them at Graney's with a nice cold beer :)

Gus's mini hot dogs and sausage sandwich, yum!

Bomber's wings

Cheesecake from Machismo!

So many guilty pleasure in the Capital Region! Ice cream from the Snowman in Troy, anything from Bella Napoli in Latham, meats from Capital Q!

A scoop from the Ice Cream Man in Greenwich.

this season - bella napoli or schuyler bakery cider donuts!

So many! Definitely sushi from Mr. Wasabi, pork belly from Ala Shanghai, apple cider donut cupcakes from Coccadots, Island quesadillas from Bombers, and absolutely EVERYTHING from Bella Napoli!

Ludjeager (SP) dried smoked sausage from German Pork Store on Lexington in Albany, a great protein snack with great flavor. Do food obsessions every have our better selves in mind? I am almost certain they do.
Still on that wheel, spinning round, even with a sweetheart to take me in, going into fall with stew laddeling from the pot.

Mussels at GB24

Burritos de Lengua at Mexican Market . . .yummy and filling!

Cheesecake Machismo Banana's Foster Cheesecake & Antipasto from Andy's

The roasted marrow bones at New World Bistro Bar.

Stewart's Ice Cream is always my "go-to" when I want to be bad. Sweet Cinn is by far the best flavor and I am seriously depressed that the Stewart's close to my house doesn't have it anymore this season.

calamari at The Point, Capital Q's brisket dinner and the grass fed burger at CBH

Veal Giuseppe from LoPorto's in Troy. Named for our own Joe Bruno!

I feel so guilty every time I order the calamari at Canali's in Rotterdam. NOT!!

I would have to say the 4.50 foot long from Livingston Market which would not be complete without government cheese and hot sauce.

Apple Fritter from Bella Napoli either location it's incredible.

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