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Greetings Bacon Nation, As you veterans of our event already know, Baconfest Chicago is not merely a celebration of Bacon-gluttony though that is undoubtedly our biggest selling point. Central to our mission is supporting our charitable partner: THE GREATER CHICAGO FOOD DEPOSITORY In addition to donating a substantial portion of our proceeds ($50,000 in 2012),  [Read More]

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Website  -  Facebook  -  Twitter  -  YouTube Baconfest Chicago is proud to welcome aboard our new friends from sunny California, Lagunitas Brewing Company.  We’re hoping this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship with them that will transcend state borders as we expand out west.  If you have not tried their beer yet, you should! They’ll  [Read More]

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Dear Bacon Nation: The people have spoken!  Thanks to all who voted.  We had 11 contestants competing for 5 finalist slots in the  Nueske’s Applewood Smoked Meats  Baconfest Chicago 2012 AMATEUR COOK-OFF.  The Five Finalists have been selected and are listed below ranked in order of votes received: 2013 Five Finalists: Diane Tesmer – Sweet Spicy Bacon Sticks Judith Singer – Duo of Bacon Ravioli Eric Jones – Bacon Pineapple Mac and Cheese Alexa Hara – Popped Pig Scott Behrens – Bacon Fried Cauliflower A Reminder to the 5  [Read More]

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Tennessee Sippin’ Pig by Brian Polak Ingredients: Bacon Infused Jack Daniels Old Num 7 (See below) Calvados Apple Brandy Cinnamon Syrup (Torelli or equivalent brand) Nutmeg Candied Pork Belly (See below) Home Cured Bacon (See below) Grade B Real Maple Syrup Dark Brown Sugar Bacon Infused Jack Daniels 1. Pan  [Read More]

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Greetings Bacon Nation, As April 20th steadily approaches, we at Baconfest Chicago HQ are pleased to share additional details regarding the exhibition roster, ticket sales, and our beverage partners! First things first: General Admission tickets ($100 plus ticketing fees) will be on sale February 20 at 12:00pm CST.  Bacon-lovers can  [Read More]

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Happy New Year, Bacon Nation! April 20th is T-minus 14 weeks away.  We are excited to share a sneak peek at the restaurant and chef roster for Baconfest Chicago 2103 at the UIC Forum.  Think of Baconfest as the Chicago chef Super Group that gets together once a year to jam on one  [Read More]

LABATT BLUE to Sponsor Baconfest Chicago 2014

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Website Facebook Twitter  -  Instagram  -  YouTube Baconfest Chicago is pleased to welcome aboard our new friends from the country that gave us Neil Young and Ice Hockey (among many other great things).  Labatt Blue is joining us as a Beer Sponsor for April 20th’s Baconfest Chicago!  Thank you Labatt Blue for your  [Read More]

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Baconfest Chicago is pleased to announce that  Plantation Rum  will be reuniting with  Sable Kitchen & Bar’s  Mixologist Mike Ryan to sponsor a Bacon-Rum Cocktail for Baconfest Chicago 2012, April 20th at the UIC Forum.  Mike Ryan is one of Chicago’s most innovative Mixologists and we’re thrilled to welcome his Plantation-bacon creation to the roster of cocktails and  [Read More]

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Well Bacon-Nation, Baconfest Chicago is pleased to announce  Goose Island Beer Company  as a returning veteran of the Baconfest Chicago Sponsor family. Website Facebook  -  Twitter On April 20th at UIC Forum, Goose Island will pour: Honker’s Ale, Pere Jacques, Pepe Nero Dark Traveler, a new Munich Dunkel from the Fulton & Wood Limited Release Series.  Read  [Read More]

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GOOGLE+ LOCAL joins Baconfest Chicago 2013

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Google+ Local Chicago  -  Twitter RSVP TO Baconfest on G+ Love bacon? We know you do. You know better than anyone where to go for the best brunch bacon, best bacon-infused cocktails, and best bacon dishes. Stop by the Google Local Lounge at Baconfest 2013 where you can take a break from the crowds, lounge in comfort and share your  [Read More]

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