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A La Card Chicago

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We’ve created a consortium of 52 Chicago restaurants–and not just any restaurants, but the best in the city. The restaurants span 25 different neighborhoods, various cuisines and price points, but they have a couple things in common–killer food and great passion that oozes from the chef/owners of these non-corporate gems.  [Read More]

Big Fork Bacon Sausage

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BigFork-250x150 About Big Fork Brands Big Fork Brands, established in 2011 in Lincoln Square by husband and wife duo Lance and Ann Avery.  With an emphasis on BACON, they have launched the first ever All-Natural, Bacon Sausage, made exclusively with Niman Ranch nitrate-free applewood smoked bacon and pork. The flavors include:  [Read More]

Chubs vs. Hox

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          Get yer’ CHUBS and HOX baseball tees right here! Step right up, step right up!

Crystal Bacon

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WebsiteFacebook About Crystal Bacon While nearly everyone agrees that bacon is the most delicious of all possible foods, I’ve always felt its visual presence didn’t do its taste justice.  Many craftsmen and artisans throughout the years have tried to capture bacon’s taste in a non-edible form – but I think most examples  [Read More]

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diffraction FIBER

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diffraction FIBER – DiffractionFiber is a handmade line of eco-friendly pillows and home-goods.  Stop by for your very own Pork Cuts Pillows, Bacon & Eggs Pillows or fun jewelry for men and women. See also: Diffraction Fiber: Taking Bacon-crafts to a new level

Dreymiller and Kray Quality Meats

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WebsiteFacebookTwitter Dreymiller and Kray was established in 1929, fifty miles west of Chicago, in Hampshire , Illinois. Dreymiller and Kray has always had a superb notoriety for their high quality smoked meats, and that tradition continues. The original smoke house was replaced with a brick smoke house in 1940. That  [Read More]

Drink Deck

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WebsiteFacebookTwitter Drink Deck is an indie travel guide for creating bar crawls. A curated list for bar enthusiasts that highlights 52 great bar scenes in America’s top food & drink destinations. A collection of gift cards (with no expiration) in the form of a playing card deck or smart phone app  [Read More]

Enjoy – Urban General Store

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Enjoy, An Urban General Store From youngsters to oldsters, hipsters to geeksters, mothers to fathers, and bacon-lovers to vegans, anyone can find “something they want, but nothing they need” at Lincoln Square’s ENJOY, AN URBAN GENERAL STORE. With a nod to general stores of the past, ENJOY carries a wide variety of fun, functional, and  [Read More]

Fortune Gourmet

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About Fortune Gourmet At Fortune Gourmet, we are obsessed with flavors, textures, fragrances, and the pleasures of food.  We care deeply about sourcing the best-tasting products available for our customers.  Our experience has shown us that the most delicious products often come from smaller farms and artisans.  We are commited  [Read More]


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Website Halos Engine No. 9 Spice: Founded in Chicago in 2009 by three friends with a 65lb jar of change. This sideshow trapeze act has obtained a cult following in the Chicagoland area. After countless hours in the kitchen, the award winning engine No. 9 spice was developed; a unique flavor  [Read More]

House Of Caramel

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WebsiteFacebookTwitter Taste and smell are the two senses that can immediately transport you back in time. Our handmade  CaramelBrittle , and  Toffee will take you back to a time when life was simple and candies were made with care. AlterImage Confections is all about classic confections.  We’re bringing candy production  [Read More]

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Jo Snow Syrups

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WebsiteFacebookTwitter Check out this super fun video that James Beard Nominated Liza DeGuia made about Jo Snow Syrups The idea for Jo Snow Syrups started when owner, Melissa Yen, owned a café. She became bored of the flavors that were out there. She wanted to offer her customers something unique. Melissa was obsessed with Café de Olla, a classic Mexican coffee drink. She wanted to figure  [Read More]

Jones Dairy Farm

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          WebsiteFacebook Jones Dairy Farm Jones Dairy Farm Dry Aged Naturally Smoked Bacon has a pure, signature flavor that is uniquely Jones. Made with a mild cure from a century-old family recipe, Jones Bacon is smoked for hours over natural hickory and cherry hardwood chips.  Liquid  [Read More]

Mosefund Mangalitsa

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WebsiteTwitter About Mosefund Farm What’s so special about Møsefund Mangalitsa? The taste, which comes from a very meticulous style of pasture-based farming. You may wonder why Mangalitsa costs more than other heritage pig breeds. They require nearly twice of everything as other pigs — more time to mature, more pasture  [Read More]

Nosh This

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WebsiteFacebookTwitter Nosh This was founded in August 2010 in response to my love of food. From the extreme joy I get eating it, to the craft of making it and the pleasure of feeding others, this has quickly become a consuming passion of mine. Another influence in the creation  [Read More]

Pigchaser BBQ Sauce

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WebsiteFacebook HOME OF THE PIGCHASER BBQ SAUCE Bacon is soooo good.  Heck yeah it is and especially if it’s in a bbq sauce.  My bacon bbq sauce starts out sweet and then the bacon flavor hits you like a pig with no direction.  I know that doesn’t make sense now  [Read More]

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Salted Caramel

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WebsiteFacebookTwitter Salted Caramel (Chicago, Illinois) is thrilled to be back for our fifth year!! We have a special place in our heart for Baconfest… 2010′s Baconfest was the first time we introduced our company and Bacon Bourbon Caramel Corn to Chicago’s bacon nation! Our Bacon Bourbon Caramel Corn has  [Read More]

The Bacon Lady

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BaconLady-250x150 You know when you have a craving but can’t decide between sweet and salty?  Look no further.  The Bacon Lady gives you the best of both worlds.  Sugary sweetness meets the succulent saltiness of bacon at The Bacon Lady.  These tasty treats were created in an afternoon of indecision.  The  [Read More]

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