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Visiting Chicago from out of town for Baconfest (or any other reason)?  Are you a Chicago native looking for a getaway “stay-cation” with your spouse or S.O.? Visit our newest sponsor, ACME Hotel Company!  You can’t beat the location or ambiance.  And they LOVE BACON! In fact, why not book  [Read More]

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Website  -  Facebook  -  Twitter Well bacon-nation, we here at Baconfest Chicago are looking out for you coffee drinkers.  After feasting on bacon-delicacies prepared by some of Chicago’s finest chefs on April 25th and 26th , you can stroll over to Stumptown’s booth and try some of their delicious coffee to give you  [Read More]

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Website  -  Facebook  -  Twitter Are you one of those cocktail-fiends who follows your favorite bartender around the city?  If so, then you are no doubt already familiar with the work of Benjamin Schiller, who has been raising the bar on the art of the cocktail in Chicago for years. Baconfest Chicago is THRILLED  [Read More]

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Website  -  Facebook  -  Twitter Hello Bacon Nation!!  Love Bacon… and Gin? Baconfest Chicago is pleased to welcome SCOFFLAW to the family!  Last year, master drinks-maker and Scofflaw partner Danny Shapiro was kind enough to serve our bacon-community as a judge for the Golden Rasher competition.  This year, he wants in on the  [Read More]

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In any community, there are a few true pioneers: visionaries who see the road ahead and arrive before anybody else on the scene.  Koval Distillery is just such a pioneer in Chicago’s food and beverage community – they started crafting micro-distilled spirits at a time when nobody could’ve anticipated the  [Read More]

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          Baconfest Chicago is proud to welcome back  EVENTBRITE  as the Official Ticketing Sponsor of Baconfest Chicago 2014.  They’ve been with us since the beginning.  Their user friendly interface, amazing customer support and unrivaled day-of technical support have helped Baconfest Chicago to grow exponentially year to year.  [Read More]

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Greetings Bacon Nation: We hope by now you’ve heard of the expanded 2-day culinary extravaganza to be held on April 25th & 26th at the UIC Forum.   Over 160 chefs from Chicago’s unbelievable restaurant scene are getting together to to showcase their bacon-prowess in support of our long-time charity partner:   The Greater Chicago Food Depository. As of this writing, both Lunch and  [Read More]

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The Chef Schedule for Baconfest Chicago 2014

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Greetings Bacon Nation, General Admission tickets will be on sale real soon! To help you pick which shift to attend, here’s more info on the exhibition roster, ticket sales, and our beverage partners! First things first: General Admission tickets ($100 plus ticketing fees) will be on sale Monday, February 24 at  [Read More]

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Baconfest 2014 Chef Roster – Mark Your Calendar!

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Happy New Year, Bacon Nation! Baconfest (4/25 & 4/26)  is T-minus 14 weeks away and we have two delicious news nuggets for you today. Mark your calendars! General Admission Tickets ($100) go on sale FEBRUARY 24th. (Can’t wait that long? Some Cooking Channel VIP Hour tickets are still available at CHICAGO TICKETS .) This  [Read More]

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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]