Baconfest Chicago 2011 was on April 9, 2011 at the UIC Forum in University Village

694 WINE & SPIRITS
Chris Dunstatter
The Kick Ass BLT: Benton’s Bacon on bacon-braised Texas toast with aioli, tomatoes and iceberg

ATWOOD CAFE
Derek Simcik
Cherrywood smoked bacon and black currant fruit roll-ups; bacon “cannoli” filled with maple and bacon marscapone

THE BEDFORD
Mark Steuer
Crispy bacon meatballs, English pea mash, pickled mushrooms, blue cheese, bacon fat béarnaise

BIG JONES
Paul Fehribach
Bacon & foie gras Moon Pie

BLACK DOG GELATO
Jessica Oloroso
Banana and Bacon’s Foster

THE BLACK SHEEP
James Toland
Banana panna cotta, cherry wood smoked bacon brittle, and peanut butter froth with a lady finger spoon

BLUE 13
Chris Curren
Honeydew Melon Salad: honeydew melon, honeydew geleé, friseé candied walnut dust, bacon vinaigrette

BOKA
Carl Shelton & Giuseppe Tentori
Braised bacon with bacon spatzel

THE BRISTOL
Chris Pandel
Bacon Banh Mi

CAFÉ DES ARCHITECTES
Greg Biggers
Ziggy Piggy: Bacon Sundae Bar

CAFE SPIAGGIA
Sarah Grueneberg & Aaron Diener
Aleppo pepper cured pancetta with Vandenboom Farm egg, Tuscan kale and warm onion vinaigrette

CHALKBOARD
Gilbert Langlois
Bacon Manhattan Milkshakes with cherry pearls

CHIZAKAYA JAPANESE PUB
Harold Jurado
Grilled bacon nigiri with house made kimchi sushi rice and smoky bacon ikura

CUSTOM HOUSE TAVERN
Perry Hendrix
Bacon Manhattan:  Templeton Rye Braised Pork Belly.  Sweet Vermouth & Onion Marmalade with Tart Cherry Mustard

FOREST GRILL
Brian Polcyn
Roasted bacon bratwurst sausage on caramelized onions

GAMBA RISTORANTE
Troy Graves
Crispy pork belly with a salad of grilled ramps, peas, and farro drizzled with bacon agrodolce

GEMINI BISTRO
Jason Paskewitz
The Elvis: Home-made crunchy peanut butter, fried banana, honey peppered bacon, griddled banana bread

GIRL & THE GOAT
Stephanie Izard
Bacon & Rogue River smokey blue cheese “bread pudding”

HEARTY
Dan Smith
Cinnamon Bacon Sangaree Sucker – bacon infused bourbon lollipop, cinnamon syrup, nutmeg, sage and cherrywood smoked bacon bits

HEAVEN ON SEVEN
Jimmy Bannos, Sr.
Chicken, bacon creole on parmigiano-reggiano cheese grits and jalapeno cheddar bacon cornbread

iNG RESTAURANT
Thomas Elliott Bowman
Bacon Dumpling with bacon date consommé and Bacon “Drumstick”

INOVASI
John des Rosiers
Becker Lane Belly: quick cure and confit with Anson Mills grits, blue Mediterraneo cheese, and verjus-pickled cauliflower

LA MADIA
Jonathon Fox
Spinach and bacon ravioli with brown butter sauce and parmesan

LILLIE’S Q
Charlie McKenna
Pork belly & grit hash, smoked gulf shrimp, bacon E.N.C. vinegar sauce

LOKaL
Artur Wnorowski & Ruben Torres
Apple cider gastrique glazed pork belly on potato beer bread

LONGMAN & EAGLE
Jared Wentworth
Bacon rillette lollipop with maple bacon cotton candy

MAGNOLIA CAFE
Kas Medhat
Pork’n’beans: Sourdough bread with white bean spread topped with thick cut bacon and greens

MEATYBALLS MOBILE
Phillip Foss
Coq in Balls: chicken and Nueske’s bacon in red wine sauce

MIRAMAR BISTRO
Gabriel Viti
Caramelized pork belly with wilted escarole and maple pineapple chutney

NAHA
Carrie Nahabedian
Slow roasted slab bacon with rhubarb and Burton’s sorghum

NANA ORGANIC
Alan Krueger
Life’s Little Pleasures Candy Bar: House smoked bacon cake, Koval whiskey, Burton’s Maplewood farm syrup, caramel

NONNA SANTI’S BISCOTTI
Jo-Marie Frigo
Bacon Biscotti

OLD TOWN SOCIAL
Jared Vancamp
Tijuana Dog: Triple S Farms smoked bacon wrapped around a Monterey Jack-stuffed housemade hot dog, pickled jalapenos, salsa fresca, lime aioli

one sixtyblue
Michael McDonald
Pastrami cured pork belly Reubens with one sixtyblue sauerkraut

PADDY LONG’S
Patrick Berger & Chris Latchford
Whole Berkshire hog wrapped in a Nueske’s bacon weave

PARK GRILL
Bernie Laskowski
Bourbon Bacon Cream Float: maple bourbon ice cream, candied bacon jimmies; Berkshire Pork Maxwell Street Burger: butterkasse cheese with crisp belly bacon

PICCOLO SOGNO
Tony Priolo & Miguel Solorio
Paccheri all’Amatriciana: Flat tubular pasta tossed with ragu of house cured pancetta, red onion and tomato ragu

PIECE BREWERY & PIZZERIA
Bill Jacobs & Jonathon Cutler
New Haven Style Pizza & Big Black Mariah: American-style porter brewed with a small percentage of smoked malt for a rich, full mouthfeel and flavor

DAVID BURKE’S PRIMEHOUSE
Rick Gresh
Bacon Daddy: whiskey caramel bacon candies

PROVINCE
Randy Zweiban
Smoked & Spice Cured Pork Belly Sandwich with tomatillo-avocado salsa on pretzel bread

quince
Andy Motto
BACON: “Magic of Roses” tea gelee, daikon, bee pollen

RB GRILLE
Christopher McCoy
House Cured Apple Bacon: Cider Braised with jicama, red onion, chile, granny slaw & Nueske’s Bacon brewery-cured Mexican-style chorizo

THE RED CANARY
Neal Harper
Bacon cured Steelhead trout on top of Nueske’s Cherrywood-Smoked Bacon and a bacon & mushroom salad

redFLAME PIZZERIA
Marty Gallagher
Bite-sized BLT pizza and bacon-inspired bruschetta with garlic goat cheese

SABLE KITCHEN & BAR
Heather Terhune
Applewood Smoked Bourbon bacon jam, crispy polenta cake, St. Andre cheese fondue

SIGNATURE ROOM
Patrick Sheerin Jr.
Bacon-stuffed bacon, maple egg jam, whipped pancakes

SMALL BAR
Justin White
Braised bacon brioche with salted maple butter and crispy egg yolk

SOCCA / REDD HERRING
Roger Herring
All-Bacon Chicago Style Italian Beef…well, Pork

THE SOUTHERN
Cary Taylor
Smoked bacon, blue cheese and roasted apple mac and cheese

SOUTH WATER KITCHEN
Roger Waysok
Bacon cheddar grit waffle

SPACCA NAPOLI
Jonathan Goldsmith
Pastiera Rustica: Savory pasta and cheese pie with guanciale

STANLEY’S KITCHEN & TAP
Jaysen Euler
Bacon & Eggs: house-cured Duroc pork belly, quail egg, aged Wisconsin cheddar grits, smokey bacon broth

TERZO PIANO
Margaret Colleran Sahs
Empanadas with Dreymiller and Kray cinnamon bacon, dried Seedling strawberry, toasted almond, salsa verde

VEERASWAY
Team Veera
Chocolate Crispy Pork Turtles: RIch Chocolate cover crispy cardamom pork with cashews and rain chutney

VIE
Nathan Sears
Roasted pork belly with Meyer lemon marmalade, buttermilk biscuit and pinenut aillade

WOW BAO
Bacon, egg & cheddar bao and BBQ pork bao