Cochon 555, that “Porkapalooza,” that “locavore rodeo… of wine, pig and minor debauchery,” will return to Los Angeles. After a successful L.A. debut in 2011, the 10-city tour of porcine bacchanalia announced its 2012 dates, which also include stops in New York City, Napa Valley, Memphis, Portland, Chicago, Miami, Washington D.C. and San Francisco before the big national throwdown.

The location has yet to be revealed/determined, but tickets will cost $125 for regular admission and $200 for VIP.

Will our own Jonathan Gold, once again, serve as a judge? Only the heavens know for sure.

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