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Greetings Bacon-Nation: Well, here we are again in December on the verge of our annual crescendo towards Baconfest Chicago 2014 – April 25th and 26th the UIC Forum.  This will be our 6th multi-chef event since our inaugural outing at the Publican in 2009.  How time flies when you and your  [Read More]


  Website  -  Facebook  -  Twitter Tavernita 151 W. Erie Chicago, IL 60654 Tel: 312-274-1111 Greetings Bacon Nation, On Sunday September 22, our good friends at Tavernita Restaurant are hosting a Bacon Brunch led by BFC vet and all around awesome Chef Ryan Poli.  They’ll be serving complimentary bacon tastings and special bacon  [Read More]


Happy New Year, Bacon Nation! April 20th is T-minus 14 weeks away.  We are excited to share a sneak peek at the restaurant and chef roster for Baconfest Chicago 2103 at the UIC Forum.  Think of Baconfest as the Chicago chef Super Group that gets together once a year to jam on one  [Read More]

Announcing Baconfest Chicago 2013 – Date and Venue

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Greetings Bacon Nation, We hope you have all had a great summer!!  We here at Bacon Headquarters are setting in motion preparations for the 5th annual Baconfest Chicago.  We have a date and venue to announce! Baconfest Chicago 2013 will be held on Saturday April 20th, 2013 at the UIC  [Read More]

Well Bacon Nation, here they come again, year after year like a bad penny.  The haters, the folks downstairs from the party who want to call the cops at 7pm instead of coming up to have a beer.  Her rallying cry is “Death to Bacon!” Seriously?  Why not “Death to  [Read More]


Hi Friends, I’m totally one of those people that quietly scoffs when their friends post on Facebook and Twitter every time they sneeze, fart or eat a good meal – but here I am doing the same thing.  Call me a hypocrite and justly so, but this was a GOOD  [Read More]


Hello Bacon-Nation: So my lovely wife (Mrs. Chloe Vonbaconvitch) and I were up in northern Wisconsin over the weekend visiting some friends at their cottage on Post Lake near Nicollette National Forest.  On our drive back south, we stopped in Wittenberg, WI to visit the home of Nueske’s Applewood Smoked Meats .  As most  [Read More]

Diary of a Bacon-Pimp: A Very Bacony Wedding

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Hello out there Bacon-Nation! This is Andre Vonbaconvitch checking in.  I hope you are all having a great summer.  I know it’s the “off season” and that most of you won’t read this, but for those who might be bored at work, here’s is a quick update from Baconfest Chicago  [Read More]

The IPPA Offers One Last Chance for Free Tickets!

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We have one more giveaway opportunity! —– The Illinois Pork Producers would like you to tell us, in 60 words or less, your favorite bacon story and why you think you should win tickets to Baconfest Chicago.  If your story is selected, you and a guest will be on your  [Read More]

And the 2011 Bacon Poetry Champ is….(Q Drumroll)

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Congratulations to Joel Chmara!!!!  His poem “Johnny Baconseed:  A Poem for the Hopeless Romantics” was voted Best Bacon Poem by both popular and internal review.  On behalf of the Illinois Pork Producers Association and Baconfest Chicago, we salute you Joel, and your way with words.  You and a guest will  [Read More]