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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]

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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Greetings Bacon Nation, Baconfest Chicago 2013 happened this Saturday April 20th. It blew our minds.  Below is a recap and a break down of stats/awards/finalists. We hosted c. 3,000 guests and 128 restaurants , 12 alcohol sponsors and 13 experience partners over two sessions (Lunch and Dinner).   Nueske’s Applewood Smoked Meats donated more than 5,700 lbs of  [Read More]

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  Greetings Bacon Nation: This information is for those who already have tickets.  The event was SOLD OUT.  Please do not come if you do not already have tickets. Those of you who already have tickets to Baconfest Chicago should have received a confirmation e-mail with pertinent details, but in case  [Read More]

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Greetings Bacon Nation (and more specifically, all those with tickets to Saturday’s SOLD OUT Baconfest Chicago), We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again:  Baconfest Chicago is NOT merely a celebration of Bacon-gluttony, (though yes, that’s undeniably the huge selling point – we understand.)  For the fourth straight year,  [Read More]

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Baconfest Chicago 2013 is SOLD-OUT

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Dear Bacon-Nation: In case you don’t already know this as a fact, Baconfest Chicago 2013 is 100 % SOLD OUT! It has been since shortly after tickets went on sale in February.  There are no more tickets available and no one without a ticket will be admitted to the fest. We’ve been  [Read More]

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Onyx to help Baconfest Chicago 2013 Stay Green!

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WebsiteFacebookTwitter 2444 W 16th St # 4R Chicago, IL 60608 (312) 421-6699 Greetings Bacon Nation, Well, as you can imagine, getting 130 restaurants, 30 vendors/sponsors and 3000 bacon crazed fans together on 4/20 generates a lot of used disposable plates/napkins/cups and flatware. We at Baconfest Chicago believe in being  [Read More]

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Website  -  Facebook  -  Twitter  -  YouTube Baconfest Chicago is proud to welcome aboard our new friends from sunny California, Lagunitas Brewing Company.  We’re hoping this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship with them that will transcend state borders as we expand out west.  If you have not tried their beer yet, you should! They’ll  [Read More]

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Dear Bacon Nation: The people have spoken!  Thanks to all who voted.  We had 11 contestants competing for 5 finalist slots in the  Nueske’s Applewood Smoked Meats  Baconfest Chicago 2012 AMATEUR COOK-OFF.  The Five Finalists have been selected and are listed below ranked in order of votes received: 2013 Five Finalists: Diane Tesmer – Sweet Spicy Bacon Sticks Judith Singer – Duo of Bacon Ravioli Eric Jones – Bacon Pineapple Mac and Cheese Alexa Hara – Popped Pig Scott Behrens – Bacon Fried Cauliflower A Reminder to the 5  [Read More]

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Tennessee Sippin’ Pig by Brian Polak Ingredients: Bacon Infused Jack Daniels Old Num 7 (See below) Calvados Apple Brandy Cinnamon Syrup (Torelli or equivalent brand) Nutmeg Candied Pork Belly (See below) Home Cured Bacon (See below) Grade B Real Maple Syrup Dark Brown Sugar Bacon Infused Jack Daniels 1. Pan  [Read More]

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