Goose Island Beer Co.

Goose Island Beer Co.

          Well Bacon-Nation, Baconfest Chicago is pleased to announce Goose Island Brewery as a returning veteran of the Baconfest Chicago Sponsor family. 7747

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Give the Gift of Baconfest Chicago 2013

Give the Gift of Baconfest Chicago 2013

Greetings Bacon-Nation: Well, here we are again in December on the verge of our annual crescendo towards Baconfest Chicago 2013 – April 20th at the UIC Forum.  This will be our 5th multi-chef event since our inaugural outing at the Publican…

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Maison Brasserie Last Night! Red Door on 12/10/12

Maison Brasserie Last Night! Red Door on 12/10/12

Hello Bacon Nation, Last night, at Maison Brasserie, a group of intrepid bacon explorers were treated to a culinary odyssey so steeped in bacony goodness, it was gloriously… overwhelming (in the best possible way).  Thank you Chef Perry Hendrix and Owners Sue…

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Hearty Last Night!  Maison on Monday 12/3

Hearty Last Night! Maison on Monday 12/3

Greetings Bacon Nation, Well, ever true to form, Chef Dan Smith and his team at Hearty Restaurant did not disappoint.  In fact, they astounded.  Last night’s Baconfest Chicago Satellite Dinner at Hearty was filled with so many bacony delights, one after…

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Hearty Baconfest Satellite Dinner 11-27-2012

Hearty Baconfest Satellite Dinner 11-27-2012

Baconfest Chicago is pleased to kick off the first of our four 2012-13 Satellite Dinners with three year BFC vet Dan Smith and his team at Hearty Restaurant.  Tuesday, November 27th, 2012. 3819 North Broadway Street, Chicago IL 60613 (773)…

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Goose Island Brewery

Goose Island Brewery

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…

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Baconfest's 2012 Charitable Giving

Baconfest's 2012 Charitable Giving

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…

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Wait, did you say Baconfest?

Wait, did you say Baconfest?

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…

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It happened….

It happened….

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…

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Templeton Rye – The Rusty Doorhinge Recipe

Templeton Rye – The Rusty Doorhinge Recipe

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…

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