Bourbon, Bacon, Brisket and Brims: It’s an evening of eating, drinking and wearing wild hats

Published 2:07 pm Friday, September 30, 2022

Food lovers and bourbon enthusiasts will not want to miss a chance to enjoy a new experience during the inaugural Bourbon, Bacon, Brisket and Brims.

The evening of bourbon tasting, food pairing and wild hats will be held 4-7 p.m. Saturday, Oct 1 at the Coushatta Casino Resort’s event center, 777 Coushatta Drive in Kinder.

The event will serve as a fall fundraiser for Vines and Tynes, Inc, an area non-profit group organized to assist people in need and to financially help them anonymously through fundraising events, including the annual Vines, Tynes and Steins wine tasting held each spring in Jennings. according to President Ricky Edwards.

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“For the last four or five years we have talked about doing something in the fail that nobody around here does,” Edwards said. “One of our board members brought up the idea of a bourbon event and we began kicking ideas around.”

Vines and Tynes, Inc. partnered with the Coushatta Casino Resort to plan the Bourbon, Bacon, Brisket and Brims as its fall fundraiser, he said.

“The event will offer tasting of a variety of fine bourbons and cocktails, as well as many signature dishes created by the casino chefs especially for the event,” Edwards said.

The event kicks off at 4 p.m. with a mix and mingle reception followed by a sit down presentation of food pairings and discussions on the bourbons.

“People can expect an afternoon of socializing similar to the wine tasting, but with many different bourbons to sample and taste and pair with the different foods,” he said. “They can also learn more about the different bourbons and help raise money for a good cause.”

Nearly two dozen different bourbons will be available for tasting with five specialty cocktails paired with bacon and brisket dishes prepared by the casino’s chefs. The special cocktails will also be served to casino guests throughout the weekend.

The menu will include a bacon and brisket carving station. Cocktail pairings with bourbon, bacon and brisket themed hors d’oeuvres, entrees and desserts will also be served.

“These food pairings will compliment the bourbon creating a sensation for the palate,” Edwards said.

Guests are encouraged to wear wildly-decorated hats similar to the Kentucky Derby tradition. Prizes will be awarded to the best hats.

Tickets for the event are $100 per person available online or at the door. Reserved tables for 4, 6 and 8 people will also be available from $500 to $1,000.

For tickets or more information email or call Edwards at 337-246-1911 or online at