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A healthy holy crap goes to Captain Ambivalent for the breathtakingly awesome MP3 he sent us of his astonishing entry into the Baconfest Songwriting competition, only 4 months after the call for entries.  If the production qualities are any indication, he’s been working steadily at it for all that time.  [Read More]

For those of us who’ve accidentally had our bacon touch our syrupy pancakes (sounds dirty), or get lost in a waffle ala mode, this is no news flash. But sounds interesting… http://www.turnto23.com/southwest_county/20055504/detail.html Thoughts? Andre Vonbaconvitch

We couldn’t be more excited about the fact that Paul Kahan, the super chef behind Chicago’s Blackbird, Avec and Publican has agreed to host the VIP Pro Bacon Cookoff at The Publican on October 24 from Noon – Three.  The Publican is the leader of the new wave of pork-focused gastro-pub  [Read More]

Kahan to host Baconfest cookoff at the Publican; McDonald, Subido thrown in By Mike Sula Skepticism continues to crumble like burnt bacon. Earlier today the news broke via Twitter that chefs Michael McDonald of One Sixtyblue and Kristine Subido of WAVE jumped on board the Baconfest juggernaut and will both be competing in the VIP Pro  [Read More]

We’re excited to announce that an amazing Chicago chef has signed on to participate in Baconfest Chicago.  Michael McDonald of one sixtyblue is already brainstorming recipe ideas for his entry in the VIP Pro Bacon Cookoff.  He’ll be competing for the Golden Rasher for Best Use of Bacon By A Professional.    We’re  [Read More]

6/3: Menupages Chicago

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Baconfest Chicago Attacks Your Arteries October 25 Get out your calendar and circle October 25 in red, pink, and creamy white: Baconfest Chicago is officially happening that date, at swanky Stan Mansion in Logan Square. Now that the where and when are taken care of, we can busy ourselves with wondering about the who and the what — organizer Seth Zurer  [Read More]

3/31: Menupages Chicago

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Baconfest Chicago Is Coming! (Posted by Helen Rosner, 3/31/2009) You might not have heard of Baconfest Chicago before now, but believe us when we say it will change your life. The brainchild of pork belly fans Michael Griggs, Andre Vonbaconvitch, and Seth Zurer, Baconfest is a work in progress that the trio expect to  [Read More]

Chicagoist: Baconfest Chicago Taking Baby Steps To Reality (Posted by Chuck Sudo) The first thought that ran through our head when we found out about Baconfest Chicago was, “the bacon meme just jumped the shark.” Although they don’t seem to take themselves seriously on the blog and in their bios, co-founders Michael Griggs, Seth Zurer and Andre Vonbaconvitch are serious  [Read More]

6/3: Chicago Sun-Times – Our Town

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Chicago Sun-Times: Our Town Blog: Sizzlin’ news about Baconfest (Posted by Matt Wood) Porkophiles, circle October 25 on your calendars. That’s when Chicago’s first-ever Baconfest goes down at the Stan Mansion in Logan Square. Details have yet to crisp up ( sounds like a lot of samples and cookoffs), but we learned all we needed to know from the organizers’ manifesto: “We are committed  [Read More]

6/12: Outside the Loop Radio, #142

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Here’s Baconfester Seth Zurer updating Mike Stephen about the venue and date for Baconfest Chicago. [audio:OTL2.mp3]