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Goose Island Brewery

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Well Bacon-Nation, The Illinois Pork Producers Association and Baconfest Chicago are pleased to announce Goose Island Brewery as the newest member of the Baconfest Chicago Sponsor family. On April 9th at the UIC Forum, they will be pouring the following Goose Island brews: Matilda (Baconfest Andre’s personal favorite!!), Pere Jacques Pepe Nero What else is there to say?  HUZZAH to the entire Goose  [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]

Baconfest’s 2012 Charitable Giving

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On Saturday, May 5, we had the supreme pleasure of participating in Baconfest’s first ever Volunteer Day at the Greater Chicago Food Depository. In addition to repackaging almost 8,000 pounds of bulk pinto beans with the help of fellow members of our bacon-community, we hand-delivered a check for $50,000. When  [Read More]

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Wait, did you say Baconfest?

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Yup.  On Saturday, we threw a bacon-party for 3,000 of our closest friends.  It’s the fourth event we’ve thrown.  Every year, we sell out our tickets in in minutes.  We like bacon.  So do our friends.  Learn more about our fest after the jump.

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It happened….

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We hosted c. 3,000 guests, 107 restaurants , 9 alcohol sponsors , 18 bacontrepreneurs (including one for whom Saturday was her first day in business), 1 heritage pig sponsor , 1 mineral water sponsor , 1 energetic media sponsor , a neighborhood survey lounge, and 4,257 pounds of Nueske’s bacon .  You can see the menu and roll your own Baconfest here  [Read More]

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Templeton Rye – The Rusty Doorhinge Recipe

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As you know, Templeton Rye was the official whiskey of Baconfest Chicago 2012!   Our friend Michael Killmer, TR’s brand manager, was manning the booth on Saturday, shaking up the Rusty Doorhinge, a cocktail formulated for the express purpose of pairing with our chefs’ bacon offerings. Killmer told us that  [Read More]

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Baconfest 2012 Dinner Menu

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Baconfest Chicago 2012 was on April 14, 2012 at the UIC Forum in University Village. 2 SPARROWS Gregory Ellis Bacon Krispie treats with maple & bacon doughnut holes 676 RESTAURANT & BAR Daven Wardynski Widmer six-year cheddar cheese with Nueske’s bacon jam & House-made Catalpa Grove lamb bacon with 676 honey  [Read More]

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Baconfest 2012 Lunch Menu

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Baconfest Chicago 2012 was on April 14, 2012 at the UIC Forum in University Village. AUTRE MONDE CAFE Beth Partridge and Dan Pancake Bacon Confit with Tropea Onion Agrodolce – confit of apple-wood smoked and peppered Nueske’s bacon with tropea onion agrodolce BACARO Thad Morrow Bacon and Egg Sandwich –  [Read More]

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Greetings Bacon Nation: This information is for those who already have tickets.  The event is SOLD OUT.  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 there  [Read More]

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Baconfest Chicago 2012 is SOLD OUT

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Dear Bacon-Nation: In case you don’t already know this as a fact, Baconfest Chicago 2012 is 100 % SOLD OUT! It has been since shortly after tickets went on sale on February 20th.  There are no more tickets available and no one without a ticket will be admitted to the fest. We’ve  [Read More]

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