By Matt Wilson, @wilsonstcomms
Bacon and Beer, Together at Last!
With the likes of Batman and Robin, Lucy and Ricky, Cheech and Chong, and Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen, American culture has had its share of dynamic duos. But my gluttonous self thinks the tandem of bacon and beer might rank near the top.
The dreamlike unification will be at the Bacon and Beer Classic, set for Saturday, February 24, at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara. Organizers promise “a no-holds-barred blowout on the field” with more than 100 beers from regional breweries and more than 30 bacon-infused dishes from local chefs. The truly brave (shameless?) can enter a bacon eating contest, lawn games, music and more.
And since we’re all about safety here at Caltrain, we highly recommend you leave the car at home and catch one of our trains to and from the Mountain View Station. From there you can catch a VTA light rail that will drop you off in front of Levi’s Stadium.
Tributes to AC/DC, ZZ, and Y&T in RWC
From Russian Twitter bots to photoshopped images, there’s lots of worry these days about fakery and imitation. But there’s one form of imitation that is still very much acceptable, awesome tribute bands!
Club Fox in Redwood City is offering up a seemingly alphabet soup-inspired night of rock and metal on Saturday, February 24, with Powerage, a tribute to AC/DC; Beer Drinkers & Hell Raisers, a ZZ Top tribute; and Mean Streak, a tribute to Y&T.
Doors open at 7 p.m. with the show beginning at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance, $17 day of show.
Test Your Caltrain Knowledge
Today, Caltrain launches its “Did You Know?” campaign, which tests riders about some of the little-known facts about the rail agency. For instance, did you know that more people ride Caltrain daily than live in Greenland? Did you know that Abraham Lincoln was President when the railroad began carrying riders 150 years ago?
Visitors to CalMod.org/Did-You-Know can watch a short informational cartoon about Caltrain’s past, present, and future—and learn about what’s in store for riders once the corridor becomes electrified in 2022.
Facebook users can also test their knowledge by taking a quiz for a chance at prizes like a Caltrain T-shirt and pre-loaded Clipper card. Be on the lookout for the quiz on the Caltrain Facebook page.