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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]

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  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]

Just learning about Baconfest?

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Did you just learn about us? Welcome!  We’re delighted to meet you.  Here’s a little information: Baconfest Chicago The Fifth Annual Baconfest Chicago happened on April 20, 2013.   The next Baconfest Chicago will happen in April 2014, date to be announced. You can learn more about Baconfest Chicago by  [Read More]

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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]

Announcing Baconfest’s Lineup of Bacon Vendors

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We’re thrilled to welcome the following vendors to Baconfest 2012.  These artisan producers of bacon and bacon-related merchandise represent an astonishing range of creativity and fun.

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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]

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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]

Is this your first time?

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Oh, hello there. I didn’t see you come in. If you’re just learning about Baconfest Chicago (Thanks New York Times and Kai Kronfield !) this is the place to get situated! Yes, it’s real. We’re really here, waiting for you. What is Baconfest? Baconfest is Chicago’s annual celebration of America’s favorite cured meat. Over 50  [Read More]

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Friends – we have another amazing ticket giveaway running! —— To celebrate the launch of Baconalia, Denny’s has launched a Facebook sweepstakes to send one bacon lover and a guest to the sold out Baconfest 2011 on April 9th in Chicago! One winner will receive flights to Chicago from anywhere  [Read More]