Nuggets Food Briefs: Bourbon and Bacon, Hideaway opens in Yukon and more! 

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Boozy bacon

Oklahoma Pork Council has a mission: Remind people that bacon is awesome.

That’s why it’s holding its annual Bacon and Bourbon Dinner 6:30 p.m. Friday at Vast, 333 W. Sheridan Ave., atop Devon Energy Center. Each year, chefs create a five-course dinner highlighting the perfect pairing of bacon and bourbons.

This year’s menu features bourbons from Jim Beam, Maker’s Mark and Basil Hayden’s paired with fried green tomatoes, roasted garlic gnocchi, pork tenderloin and lots and lots of cured pork.

Tickets are $125 and can be purchased by calling the Oklahoma Pork Council office at 232-3781.

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Yukon district

After years of suffering, the good people of Yukon finally have something to celebrate: Hideaway Pizza opened at 1701 Shedeck Parkway last week.

The new location seats 192 and has a full-service bar, big-screen TVs and a carryout section for call-in orders.

Unique to the store will be a 10-foot “History of Yukon” collage commissioned by the restaurant with the advanced placement art class at Yukon High School.

Ya Hurd?

The last Heard on Hurd of 2015 invades downtown Edmond on Saturday at the corner of Broadway Avenue and Hurd Street. Through September, it brought more than 76,000 guests to the area. According to a study by Oklahoma Arts Council, arts and cultural event attendees spend an average of $26.35 per person per event, meaning the monthly event generated over $2 million in local economic impact so far this year.

Saturday, the festival features music from alternative pop duo The Lunar Laugh, singer-songwriter Emily Hearn and blues and R&B rock act KALO. Food from more than 30 food vendors — including 2 Brothers Bistro, Big O’s Pork and Dreams, Big Truck Tacos, Café Bella on Wheels, Czech Delights, Epic Pops and others — will be available.

Visit facebook.com/heardonhurd.

Bark and bite

Celebrity chef and Oklahoma City native Rick Bayless returns to the city to be head judge of the Tree to Table Benefit, 6:30 p.m. Monday at Oklahoma City Farmers Public Market, 311 S. Klein Ave.

The event puts creativity to the test by asking more than 15 top local chefs to create a sweet or savory dish highlighting ingredients from trees, such as apples, chocolate, almonds or olives.

Tree to Table is a fundraiser benefiting Tree Bank Foundation’s Oklahoma Orchards and Tornado Re-Leaf programs.

A VIP reception begins at 5:30 p.m. with an opportunity to meet Bayless, a special “swag” bag, open bar and reserved seating for the main event.

Event tickets start at $75 and include food samples and one drink ticket. Visit thetreebank.org.

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