Don’t Miss Citi Field’s Bacon and Beer Classic

Photo Courtesy of Cannonball Productions

Photo Courtesy of Cannonball Productions

Do you love bacon as much as beer? Then you are in for a treat. Today and tomorrow Citi Field is hosting the third annual Bacon and Beer Classic.

The fest includes bacon dishes from over 40 local restaurants. Some of the eateries with the savory bacon dishes are Bareburger, Schmackary’s Cookies and Route 66 Smokehouse.

The ciders and suds are from 50 regional breweries.  Gun Hill Brewing Co., Bad Seed Cider, and Speakeasy Ales & Lager are participating in the festivities 

The event is tonight from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. (7 p.m. VIP), and tomorrow 1 pm. to 4 p.m. (noon VIP) or 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. (6 p.m. VIP).

Guests will get the chance to do their best model pose at the photo booths, kill it at giant Jenga, bungee run and get beer/bacon inspired tattoos.

Let’s not forget that it wouldn’t be a foodies dream festival if there weren’t also a bacon eating and beer sipping contest in the mix. The lucky chef that wins Best Overall Bacon Dish will get the chance to help his/her restaurant go on to compete for the 2016 World Food Championship in Kissimmee, Florida.

General admission is $59, and VIPs tickets are $129.

There will be a donation of leftover food to City Harvest after the event is over to help combat hunger in NYC.

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Tattooing on Heads?

Rob Ferrel TattooWhy is art such a mysterious thing that only the artist can understand? Because they express themselves for what they see and not what the naked eye sees. They see something in a plain format, which is then translated into a sculptor, painting or some other effect.

This idea is parallel to a writer’s way of thinking where they start with a blank sheet of paper and begin to form words that are not only poetic, but take you into a different word and as a result, authors are created.

Take tattooing for example. It is a form of art created on the body where the object or in this case, a portrait, is inked on a person’s body.

In Texas, artist Rob Ferrel, also known as “Rob the Original”, from Los Angeles is a barber and stylist. As a hairstylist, you not only have to keep up you reputation, but also come up with new styles. In Ferrel’s case, he makes portraits on the customers head.

Ferrel had a passion for art and hair because when he was younger, he used to cut his own hair. By combining the two passions, he was able to create these portraits. One of his very first portraits was on his brother and it was of the rapper Tupac Shakur.

Additionally, the types of portraits that he does are of music artists and San Antonio Spurs players and now with the World Cup playing, inspiration has gone to now soccer players.

The process of making the portrait starts with a picture of the person off of his phone. Then, he uses trimmer, straight razors, non-toxic eyeliner, and lip liner pencils to fill in the details and complete the drawing. Afterwards, he uses hair spray as a protective layer over the tattoo.

In addition to this tattooing, there are also 3D tattoos and on the down side, there is a law that is banning the tattooing of animals.

Kat Von D (@thekatvond) & Deadmau5 (@deadmau5) Split

On Saturday, 30-year-old celebrity tattoo artist Kat Von D announced on her Twitter account that her relationship with the Canadian recording artist Deadumau5 has ended. “Man, I sure was wrong. But at least he made it a no-brainer to break that off. #lessonlearned,” tweeted Von D. “Now, we can get all of the ‘I told you so’s’ outta the way…And move on. Clarification: Deadmau5 and I are no longer together.” Deadmau5 also went on Twitter and Facebook to share his side of the story. “Going to spend a little while screwing my head back on. I guess I’m not cut out for relationships right now. And…it happened too fast, I lost my balance and fell into a familiar dark place.That place that I’m having difficulty with. “She deserves someone stronger,” he wrote. “That’s it for the personal stuff…on with our regularly scheduled deadmau5 crap,” tweeted the DJ. The two began dating in September after Kat ended her engagement to Jesse James.

By: Shelley Mendoza

WTF? News: Woman Arrested…After Trying to Cut Tattoo from Boyfriend’s Neck

Well, DAMN, ma…is all that violence really necessary?

Nineteen-year-old Tressa Amerson was jailed Friday night; cops say she and her boyfriend, Ronald Miner, “had been having ongoing relationship problems for the past week.” But things got really bad on Friday.

Tressa allegedly took a paring knife to her boyfriend’s throat. Why? According to Ronald: “she attempted to cut the tattoo of her name off his neck.”

According to The Smoking Gun, Ronald got the 2″ x 2″ “Tressa” tattoo in late July. He’s been dating Tressa for about a year. Asked if he considered Amerson his girlfriend, Miner replied, “kinda, sorta, not really,” before adding, “she’s pretty crazy.”