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Atwood Cafe Baconfest Dinner – November 14th

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Monday November 14 Atwood Cafe 1 West Washington Street Chicago, IL 60602 (312) 368-1900 Chef Derek Simcik 6:30pm passed appetizers, 7:00pm dinner Cost: $65 per person.  Includes multi-course meal (menu below) and some complimentary beverages care of Candid Wines, Tenuta Santome, Jo Snow Syrups and featured custom cocktails from Sable  [Read More]

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Thursday December 8th Custom House Tavern 500 South Dearborn Street Chicago, IL 60605-1532 (312) 523-0200 6:00pm – 6:45pm reception/cocktail hour 7:00pm – dinner Cost:  $75.00 per person.  ALL INCLUSIVE, will cover food, libations, gratuities, and tax.  Includes meal and complimentary beverages provided by Goose Island, Candid Wines, Tenuta Santome, Jo  [Read More]

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Thursday January 19th Hearty Restaurant 3819 North Broadway Street Chicago, IL 60613 (773) 868-9866 Chef Dan Smith and Jason Mosseau * Menu pricing and details will be announced shortly. Dan Smith ( Hearty Restaurant ) The Hearty Boys, Dan Smith and Steve McDonagh, are nationally recognized television hosts, trend-setting caterers, and dynamic  [Read More]

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Bacon Loving Nation – behold our fair festival featured on Food Network’s new show about foods we love called “CRAVE”! Host Troy Johnson spent the day with us at Baconfest Chicago 2011 to see just what all the amazing hype was about and had himself a killer time.  Check out  [Read More]

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Well Bacon Nation, here they come again, year after year like a bad penny.  The haters, the folks downstairs from the party who want to call the cops at 7pm instead of coming up to have a beer.  Her rallying cry is “Death to Bacon!” Seriously?  Why not “Death to  [Read More]


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]


Greetings Bacon Nation, As those who read our blog with dedication may have already deduced, Seth, Michael and I are dreaming big.  Why dream at all if not to dream “big”?  In the hopes of bringing the joys of Baconfest to other currently deprived municipalities, we’ve decided to take what we’ve learned  [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]

(Ed.: We’re delighted that Kerensa Peterson, wife of Baconfest cofounder Seth Zurer, has lent her writing talents to our blog AND that she’s inspired our very first Baconfest volunteer day at the Greater Chicago Food Depository on May 5!   RSVP below ) As one of the “Baconfest Wives” I’m often asked  [Read More]

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Diary of a Bacon-Pimp: A Very Bacony Wedding

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Hello out there Bacon-Nation! This is Andre Vonbaconvitch checking in.  I hope you are all having a great summer.  I know it’s the “off season” and that most of you won’t read this, but for those who might be bored at work, here’s is a quick update from Baconfest Chicago  [Read More]