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Dear Bacon-Nation, Yesterday, Michael and I had the supreme pleasure of paying a visit to the Greater Chicago Food Depository headquarters to drop off a check for $25,000 in support of the amazing work they do providing food for hungry people while striving to end hunger in our community.  This donation, paired with the  [Read More]

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Baconfest 2011 – Our Photos

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Photo Credit - Daniel Zemans / Serious Eats

Major thanks to Elizabeth Gomez and Kerensa Peterson for manning the BFC cameras this year!

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2011 Menu

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We’ve had a few requests for the menu from Baconfest 2011.  So here it is! Baconfest Menu Baconfest Floorplan

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Is this your first time?

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Oh, hello there. I didn’t see you come in. If you’re just learning about Baconfest Chicago (Thanks New York Times and Kai Kronfield !) this is the place to get situated! Yes, it’s real. We’re really here, waiting for you. What is Baconfest? Baconfest is Chicago’s annual celebration of America’s favorite cured meat. Over 50  [Read More]

Baconfest by the Numbers

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Here’s a sort of Baconfest Index for 2011.  Our guests consumed over a ton of bacon. We will drop off a check for $25,000 for the GCFD in the coming days.  Taken all together, our charitable work will make over 65,000 pounds of food available to the Greater Chicago Food  [Read More]

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Golden Rasher copyright Daniel Zemans / Serious Eats

Greetings Bacon Nation: There will be much more post-game coverage to come, but we thought we’d get this info out there first: ******* We LOVE our chefs.  Without them, there would be no Baconfest.  They are creative, ingenious and generous.  Their enthusiasm for bacon and for the community that food  [Read More]

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Baconfest 2011 Drinks

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Baconfest Chicago 2011 was on April 9, 2011 at the UIC Forum in University Village Templeton Rye & Bar Deville The Blind Judge: Templeton Rye Whiskey, maple syrup, lemon juice, orange oil and a glass rimmed with bacon salt. Zacapa Rum and Sable Kitchen & Bar Swine and Thine: Zacapa,  [Read More]

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Baconfest 2011 Menu

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Baconfest Chicago 2011 was on April 9, 2011 at the UIC Forum in University Village 694 WINE & SPIRITS Chris Dunstatter The Kick Ass BLT: Benton’s Bacon on bacon-braised Texas toast with aioli, tomatoes and iceberg ATWOOD CAFE Derek Simcik Cherrywood smoked bacon and black currant fruit roll-ups; bacon “cannoli”  [Read More]

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Baconfest Chicago 2011 – SOLD OUT

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Dear Bacon-Nation: In case you don’t already know this as a fact, Baconfest Chicago 2011 is 100 % SOLD OUT! It has been since 12:01pm on February 25th.  There are no more tickets available and no one without a ticket will be admitted to the fest. We’ve been reading some  [Read More]

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THIS JUST IN as of 4/8/2011 In addition to the awesome prizes below, UNITED AIRLINES just donated two travel vouchers as prizes for the Raffle.  BRING SOME non-perishable food and get free raffle tickets!!!! ** Greetings Bacon Nation, As we hope you all know by now, Baconfest Chicago is not  [Read More]

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