Bacon Month!


March is Bacon Month!

Who loves you? We do! Who loves bacon? You do! Every year, our love for you manifests itself in the form of Baconfest Chicago – the only place in the universe where Chicago’s greatest restaurants share their bacon genius with you, our beloved bacon community. Grab your tickets here.

Our love for you is so great that Baconfest is not enough. To back up that declaration, we’re developing a whole month’s worth of bacon activities for you to experience.


Bacon Month Bacon Specials

It’s true that you can experience Bacon Paradise at Baconfest, but you don’t have to be at the UIC Forum on March 31 & April 1 to get a taste of what Baconfest is all about. Here is a constantly updated list of restaurants that are making their Baconfest dish (or something else special and bacony) available during Bacon Month for you to try.

Glazed and Infused: the artisan doughnut shop offers the decadent Maple Bacon Long John all year long, with maple glaze and a full strip of candied bacon (pic).

Homemade Sin Bakery: these bacony treats are available year round – AND at Baconfest! Maple Bacon Glazed Scones (pic); BaconFat Gingersnaps (picChocolate PB Salted Caramel Bacon Fudge (pic). Get some!

Honey Butter Fried Chicken: First, they put the honey in the butter.  Then, they put the honey butter on their fried chicken.  Now, chefs Josh and Christine are getting in on the Bacon Month fun by putting bacon in the honey butter.  Add Bacon Honey Butter to any 2-, 4-, or 8-piece Fried Chicken, Fried Chicken Strips or on a Fried Chicken Sandwich.  Or get a tub of bacon honey butter on the side and, you know, eat it with a spoon!  

Stan’s Donuts Bacon Buttermilk Bar (pic) will be available at both the Wicker Park and River North shops all month long.

WHISK Chef Ricky Rodriguez reports that they offer an 8-oz. burger named “Ron Swanson” wrapped in a pound of bacon, served on a six-ounce potato bread and topped off with four ounces of bacon mayo.  Get some!  

Wow Bao All day, every day, you can snag a Hoisin-glazed pork belly open-faced bun at any Wow Bao location except the Water Tower Place. Wow Bao’s signature steamed dough stuffed with glazed pork belly, spicy mayo, hoisin, picked vegetables, and fresh herbs. $3.49 each.

Head on in! Tell ‘em Baconfest sent you.

Bacon Month Sponsor Fun

Here are some cool ways that Baconfest sponsors are making March the most bacony month of the year!

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From 3/2 – 3/31, go shopping for bacon at any area Jewel-Osco store.  Pick any three items with  the “For Love of Bacon” label, and you’ll automatically receive 10% off those items.