Gift bag Roundup

  • October 24, 2009

We had in the Baconfest gift bags: Chocolate-Covered Bacon from Bleeding Heart Bakery Bacon Bourbon Caramel Corm from Salted Caramel Bacon Salt & Bacon Lip-balm from J and D’s Bacon Maple Man-Bait Lollies from Das Foods Bacon Maple Doughnuts from…

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The Dishes from today's Cookoff!

  • October 24, 2009

We’ll be posting much more info in the days to come, but for now feast your eyes on the delicious dishes and tasty beer pairings that our intrepid chefs put together for today’s wildly awesome cook-off: Chef Giuseppe Tentori of…

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BacoTV #6 – Boka's Giuseppe Tentori

  • October 12, 2009

It’s impossible not to feel good about the confraternity of bacon-lovers when you watch Boka chef Giuseppe Tentori talking about what he loves about bacon and his abiding respect for his fellow bacon-chefs.

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BacoTV #5 – Young Turk, Nathan Sears of Vie

  • October 9, 2009

Nathan Sears, sous chef of Vie restaurant in Western Springs, talks bacon and plates cotechino in today’s episode of BacoTV. He would like you to know that, notwithstanding our snarky captions, he is not a control freak. Personally I like…

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New BacoVideos! One a day all week!

  • October 4, 2009

Dude.  Sometimes we love running Baconfest Chicago. This last week we ran all around town shooting videos on our teeny tiny cameras for each chef that’s competing in the Pro Cookoff at the Publican on October 24.  It was a…

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Bacon Songwriting Competition

  • August 13, 2009

A healthy holy crap goes to Captain Ambivalent for the breathtakingly awesome MP3 he sent us of his astonishing entry into the Baconfest Songwriting competition, only 4 months after the call for entries.  If the production qualities are any indication,…

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The Publican is on board!

  • July 14, 2009

We couldn’t be more excited about the fact that Paul Kahan, the super chef behind Chicago’s Blackbird, Avec and Publican has agreed to host the VIP Pro Bacon Cookoff at The Publican on October 24 from Noon – Three.  The Publican…

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7/14: ChicagoReader.com: Kahan to Host VIP Event

  • July 14, 2009

Kahan to host Baconfest cookoff at the Publican; McDonald, Subido thrown in By Mike Sula Skepticism continues to crumble like burnt bacon. Earlier today the news broke via Twitter that chefs Michael McDonald of One Sixtyblue and Kristine Subido of…

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6/3: Menupages Chicago

  • July 13, 2009

Baconfest Chicago Attacks Your Arteries October 25 Get out your calendar and circle October 25 in red, pink, and creamy white: Baconfest Chicago is officially happening that date, at swanky Stan Mansion in Logan Square. Now that the where and…

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