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Come see CASCABEL starring Rick Bayless at Goodman Theatre!

Posted by andre On June - 21 - 2014 Comments Off

Greetings Bacon Nation, And happy July to all of you. This is Andre Von Baconvitch reaching out to everyone with a personal note.  I normally never mix the worlds of my "day job" (as a sound designer/composer) with that of my Baconfest producing alter ego, but this is one of those ...Continue

Baconfest Veterans open KAISER TIGER!!

Posted by Baconfest On May - 23 - 2014 Comments Off

Greeting Bacon Nation and Happy May!! We at Baconfest Chicago want to help get the word out about the opening of a new bacon-centric establishment brought to you by our great friends and long-time supporters Chris Latchford and Patrick Berger, the dynamic duo behind Paddy Longs. Their new venture "KAISER TIGER" ...Continue

FRESCO 21 showcasing BACON on their menu

Posted by Baconfest On May - 7 - 2014 Comments Off

Website - Facebook - Twitter Greetings Bacon Nation, Baconfest Chicago 2013 Golden Rasher Award Winner FRESCO 21 is offering some bacon and pork themed delicacies currently on their menu.  Stop by, visit them and ENJOY! Cheers, Team Baconfest Chicago * Greek salmon cube Bacon, sunny egg, avocado sour cream, grilled ciabatta --- 15 Pork belly in a blanket Radish, arugula, house mustard* --- 11 Carbonara ...Continue

Recap: The Sixth Annual Baconfest Chicago Happened!

Posted by Baconfest On April - 28 - 2014 Comments Off

Baconfest Chicago 2014 happened.  And you know what?  It was awesome. We'll no doubt be adding more detail to our recap as time goes by, but we wanted to make sure we shared the broad outlines as quickly as possible. [caption id="attachment_13613" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="Photo Credit - Peter Tsai"][/caption] We had three Cooking ...Continue

Baconfest Chicago 2014 Is Sold Out

Posted by Baconfest On April - 24 - 2014 Comments Off

Friends, you know we love you.  We want to see you.  We like hanging out, chilling, eating bacon. But friends, if you didn't buy a ticket for Baconfest, we're going to have to take a raincheck. Our event is sold out.  All three sessions, VIP and General Admission. No one without a ticket ...Continue

Some “Thank You”‘s to the unsung Heros of Baconfest Chicago

Posted by Baconfest On April - 23 - 2014 Comments Off

Dear Bacon Nation, We at Baconfest Chicago wanted to take this opportunity to offer up a word of gratitude to some of our sponsors who help make the experience that much more entertaining, green and well stocked with the necessary supplies that facilitate bacon entering your mouths. First, our awesome master of ...Continue


Bacon-Nation! The Fifty/50 is back as a Baconfest Chicago Sponsor for 2014.  Owners Greg Mohr and Scott Weiner are bringing back their patented Bacon Bloody Mary - the Wobble Stopper.  This is a Bloody Mary so delicious that we've named it the Official Bloody Mary of Baconfest Chicago.  It never fails to let us ...Continue

Announcing Baconfest Chicago 2014′s Lineup of Experience Partners

Posted by Baconfest On April - 21 - 2014 Comments Off

We’re thrilled to welcome the following Experience Partner Sponsors to Baconfest Chicago 2014.  These artisan producers of bacon and bacon-related merchandise represent an astonishing range of creativity and fun. They run the gamut from artisan bacon-makers, to hip designers of bacon apparel and craft confectioners mixing salty and sweet. We hope ...Continue

LABATT BLUE joins Baconfest Chicago 2014 as a Beer Sponsor

Posted by Baconfest On April - 18 - 2014 Comments Off

Website - Facebook - Twitter - Instagram - YouTube Baconfest Chicago is pleased to welcome aboard our new friends from the country that gave us Neil Young and Ice Hockey (among many other great things).  Labatt Blue is joining us as a Beer Sponsor for Baconfest Chicago on April 25/26!  Thank you Labatt Blue for your support of our event ...Continue

The Menu – Baconfest Chicago 2014

Posted by seth On April - 18 - 2014 Comments Off

Over these last six years, we've seen a lot of bacon come and a lot of bacon go.  There have been dishes that amazed us with their technical prowess and nuanced complexity.  There have been dishes that moved us with their simplicity and soul.  Every year, we've seen dishes that ...Continue