By Alex Eisenhart | @AlexOnTransit

Bacon and Beer Classic @ Avaya Stadium

The 6th annual Bacon and Beer Classic is coming to Avaya Stadium on Saturday, April 13, where local chefs will serve 30+ bacon-inspired dishes and regional breweries will offer a variety of 100+ craft beers. Hence the name. There will also be music, games and a bacon-eating contest.

Events like this with heavy food and alcohol are the perfect opportunity to take public transportation. Think of the children. Take Caltrain down to Santa Clara Station and either walk (not a bad idea after all that bacon) or take VTA’s Route 10 bus for service to Avaya Stadium.

Monster Jam @ Levi’s Stadium

MJ17-Domestic-Facebook-600x338If you like watching big cars smashing into smaller cars, you’re in luck. Monster Jam is coming to Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara this SATURDAY! SATURDAY!! SATURDAY!!! APRIL 13TH! 13TH!! 13TH!!!

This family-friendly event features iconic trucks like Grave Digger® and Max-D™.

As with any big stadium event, public transportation is always your best bet. Take Caltrain to Mountain View Station and connect to VTA light rail for service to Levi’s Stadium.

Grilled Cheese Fest @ SoMa StrEat Food Park

SoMa StrEat Food Park is at it again with a weekend-long event April 13-14 that combines class and comfort: Grilled Cheese Fest. In time for National Grilled Cheese Month, folks are invited to celebrate this classic marvel of culinary engineering. Grilled cheese experts will be serving up creations featuring bread, cheese, butter, bacon, crab, pulled pork and more. Also craft beer pairings. Saturday and Sunday tickets are available online and tickets are free for kids 10 and under.

As with any big food event, a little walking is encouraged. Take Caltrain up to San Francisco Station and walk about 20 minutes into Soma or hop on the Muni 47 bus.

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