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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]

Baconfest’s 2012 Charitable Giving

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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 of our bacon-community, we hand-delivered a check for $50,000. When  [Read More]

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The kind folks at Google / Zagat reached out to invite us to participate in our first blog hop – in which they’ve asked Chicago bloggers to write a little about good nights out in the city.  They’re putting it together in honor of the release of their 2012 survey .

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Greetings Bacon-Nation, Three Satellite Dinners are in the books and we have one more to go.  Thanks again to Chef Perry Hendrix, Mixologist Adam Seger (with special Guest Steve Dolinsky), the incredible team at Custom House Tavern for being such AMAZING hosts and all of the Satellite Dinner sponsors for their generous support  [Read More]


Greetings Bacon Nation, Well, we’ve had two Satellite Dinners come and go and two more are on the horizon. First, due props to Chef Gilbert Langlois of Chalkboard and Chef Derek Simcik of the Atwood Cafe for their INCREDIBLE evenings of Bacon-Nirvana.  Below are some highlight photos.  (I know, looking at pictures of  [Read More]

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Baconfest Chicago Announces Date & Venue for 2012

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Greetings Bacon-Nation, Well, the time has come to sound the trumpets.  We at Baconfest Chicago are thrilled to announce the Date and Venue for our 4th annual celebration of all things Bacon! Baconfest Chicago 2012 will be held on Saturday April 14th at the UIC Forum.  Save the date! The exact times  [Read More]

Chalkboard Baconfest Dinner – Tuesday November 8th

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Tuesday, November 8 Chalkboard Restaurant 4343 North Lincoln Avenue Chicago, IL 60618-1741 6:30 PM passed appetizers, 7:00 PM dinner Cost: $55 per person – includes meal and one complimentary cocktail provided by Candid Wines and Tenuta Santome, the Official Bubbly of Baconfest Chicago. Tax, tip, and additional beverages not included.  [Read More]

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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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Alright Bacon Nation, let’s do this!! The Illinois Pork Producers Association presents Baconfest Chicago 2011 on Saturday, April 9th at the UIC Forum . BREAKING NEWS: Baconfest Chicago is thrilled to announce the incredible roster of culinary talent joining us to celebrate Bacon on April 9th.  Our city’s and nation’s largest Bacon-celebration would not be possible without  [Read More]