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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]

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.


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]


The Illinois Pork Producers Association and Baconfest Chicago are proud to announce EVENTBRITE as the Official Ticketing Sponsor of Baconfest Chicago 2011. Eventbrite thinks events are awesome. They believe that anyone can be an event organizer.  That’s why they created tools that make it easy to sell tickets to all kinds of events — whether it’s  [Read More]

FIG CATERING to Sponsor Baconfest Chicago 2011

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Greetings Bacon Nation, We at Baconfest Chicago are pleased to welcome back Molly Schemper and FIG CATERING as the Official Catering Sponsor of Baconfest Chicago 2011 on April 9th at the UIC Forum. What does this mean?  Think about it – coordinating resources for over 50 chefs, 30 vendors and sponsors plus  [Read More]


Could a Baconfest be complete without Bakon Vodka?  Nope.  We at Baconfest Chicago are pleased to welcome back veteran sponsor BAKON VODKA for Baconfest Chicago 2011, April 9th at the UIC Forum.  They will be partnering with the great Lakeview restaurant and bar THE PIGGERY to serve our guests the perfect Bakon Chocolate Martini  [Read More]


Ok Bacon Nation, Things just keep getting better and better.  In addition to all the other great cocktails and beer already announced, our good friends at Pabst Blue Ribbon have decided to join us again as a Beer Sponsor for Baconfest Chicago 2011, April 9th at the UIC FORUM. That’s right, PABST!  And  [Read More]


The Chicago Reader – official Media Sponsor of Baconfest Chicago. We’re excited to announce our partnership with the Chicago Reader, our official media sponsor of Baconfest 2011!  The Reader has teamed up with Yellow Wing Productions to produce an exciting teaser video for us, featuring some of the festival’s chefs,  as well  [Read More]


Greetings Bacon Nation, We are pleased to announce that Baconfest Chicago veteran’s Templeton Rye Whiskey and Bar Deville will be joining forces to be Liquor Sponsors of Baconfest Chicago 2011, April 9th at the UIC Forum. They’ll be unveiling the world premiere of a new cocktail created by Bar Deville’s chief mixologist, Brad Bolt who  [Read More]