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2016 Baconfest in the News

PopSugar.com
Bacon-Lovers Are Going to Flip Out Over This Event

Time.com Breakfast Website

SnapChat “I Love Bacon” Live Story – 5,000,000 views

Mens Journal Magazine

Univision

CBS Chicago
Baconfest Adds Sizzle To Chicago’s Festival Season
Baconfest Chicago Next Weekend

Fox Chicago
Baconfest sizzling its way to Chicago

NBC Chicago
Baconfest is here – five segments featuring: Stan’s Donuts, Nueske’s Bacon, Community Tavern, Uncle Dougie’s Bloody Mary, Michael Jordan’s Steakhouse.

ABC Chicago
BACONFEST RUNS THROUGH SUNDAY AT UIC FORUM

WCIU – You and Me This Morning
Seth Zurer & Jeff Mauro Talk BaconFest

WGN TV
WGN Lunch Break with Chef Eric Mansavage (Farmhouse)

Big 95.5 New Country
Mason, Remy & Alabama with Chef Ashlee Aubin (Salero) and Cristina Bufalino (David Burke’s Primehouse)

97.1 The Drive
Pete McMurray with food from Cardel Reid (Signature Room on the 95th)

WGN Radio
The Download w/ Justin Kauffman – Baconfest Chicago: The Burning Man of bacon
Dave Plier – Baconfest Chicago: Chef’s Tasting Event, Bacon-Inspired Cocktails and Ending Hunger with The Greater Chicago Food Depository
Dane Neal – Bacon on bacon on bacon imminent!
Dane Neal – 2016 Preview
Dane Neal – Bill & Wendy taste bacon from Michael Jordan’s Steakhouse
Roe Conn – Tasting cocktails with Johnny Costello / Breakthru Beverage
Dean Richards – FoodTime
Dan’s Dish – Seth Zurer of Baconfest Chicago

WBBM Radio
Noon Business Hour

WLS 890 AM Radio
Steve Dahl Show – with treats from Joshua Kulp (Honey Butter Fried Chicken)
Big John Howell – Baconfest Preview

97.9 The Loop
Mancow talks with Baconfest founder, Seth Zurer and samples treats from Chrissy Camba and Taco in a Bag

Chicago Magazine
If you want to get in on this year’s edition of Baconfest, taking place April 30-May 1, now’s the time to pounce
What to Eat Drink Do

Crain’s Chicago Business
10 Things to Do

Chicago Tribune
Baconfest Chicago 2016 adds Sunday brunch; VIP tickets on sale now
Baconfest: What you missed at the porky festival

Redeye Chicago
Eat Drink Do

The Times of Northwest Indiana
Baconfest beckons with delicious culinary creations

Chicago Reader
Arts/ Do This
Three Dots and a Dash’s Tiki Luau and Pig Roast, Baconfest, and more things to do in Chicago this weekend

Daily Herald
Bacon-wrapped date

Daily Journal
Wisch List: For springtime events in Chicago, April reigns

Chicagoist.com
Mark Your Calendars For BaconFest 2016
Tickets To This Year’s Baconfest Go On Sale At Noon
Chicagoist’s Guide To April: 20 Fun Things To Do This Month
20 Of Our Favorite Events In Chicago This Weekend

DNA Info
Bacon Wonderland Baconfest Coming To UIC This Weekend
5 Things To Do On the Near West Side This Weekend
Bacon Lovers will squeal with delight

Do312
BaconFest Chicago Ticket Listing
BaconFest Kick Off Party
The Best of Baconfest

Eater Chicago
Baconfest Tickets on Sale Monday
Baconfest Chicago Releases 2016 Lineup
Bacon Makes Breakfast Better
Baconfest Draws 4,500 People in 8th Year

Fooditor
JUDGE, JURY AND PORKSECUTIONER AT BACONFEST

Thrillist Chicago
14 THINGS YOU ABSOLUTELY MUST DO IN CHICAGO THIS SPRING

Timeout Chicago
51 exciting openings in April in Chicago

WTTW: Chicago Tonight
The ‘Burning Man of Bacon’ Returns to Chicago

Zagat.com
What to Eat at Baconfest

AXS.com
Chicago’s best festivals and events to see in April 2016

Car Con Carne Podcast
It’s like Taste of Chicago, but everything is going to be bacon.

Chicago Food Magazine
Bacon Month in Chicago Kicks-Off with Bocce Ball Cocktail Party
Here’s What You Missed at Baconfest Chicago 2016

Chicago Food Planet
12 Things to Do in Chicago This Spring 2016

ChicagoNow.com
Chicago Summer Festivals 2016: Calendar of summer festivals and events
Count Gregula: Baconfest Chicago 2016
Chicago Winter Festivals 2016: Top ten list

ChooseChicago.com
Get Hungry for Baconfest 2016

ChicagoPride.com
Nunn in the Oven:Baconfest Busts Out

The Daily Meal
Baconmania Strikes Chicago: The Eighth-Annual Baconfest is Coming!

FSR Magazine
Baconfest Chicago Releases Restaurant Roster

BaconToday.com
Event Listing

BaconUnwrapped.com
Even Listing

BizBash.com
Call Sheet

Chicago Foodie Sisters
From the inbox: 2016 Baconfest restaurant roster
From the inbox: Baconfest extends to celebrate bacon throughout April

Dad All Day
Chicago It’s Time For BaconFest!

Hyatt Regency McCormick Place Blog
April Highlights

LookyTasty.com
Baconfest Chicago 2016 – April 30 & May 1

The Local Tourist
A Bounty of Bacon This Weekend – Tickets still available to BaconFest
Baconfest 2016 Chef Roster Announced

Meat & Poultry
Smithfield serves brunch at Baconfest Chicago

Oakpark.com
Local Chefs Bring Their Best to Baconfest

ThePizzle.net
How to be a Judge at Baconfest Chicago

2015 Baconfest in the News

FoxNews.com
Chicago’s Baconfest keeps up the sizzle after 7 years

USA Today
Spring festival preview: Bacon, beer and Cancun
50 takes on bacon from Chicago’s Baconfest

WCIU Chicago
You & Me This Morning: Featuring Kevin Hickey of Duck Inn
You & Me This Morning: Featuring Pat Sheerin of Trenchermen

WGN-TV Chicago
Lunchbreak: Featuring TETE Charcuterie’s Thomas Rice
LeShock Value: Baconfest Chicago is Back — and better than ever
6 Things to Do In Chicago This Week: Featuring Bacon Month Kickoff

NBC Chicago
Cooking With Chicago Chefs: Cameron Grant Makes “Bacon Cigars”

Fox Chicago
Bacon month arrives in Chicago
Good Day Chicago: Featuring West Town Bakery’s Chris Teixeira

CBS Chicago
Morning News: Featuring Bella Bacino’s Chef Allison Doerr

ABC Chicago
Windy City Live: What’s on Dec

Tasty Trade
Bootstrapping in America

Chicago’s Best TV
Elliott Bambrough interviews Craig Fass of Bad Apple
Elliott interviews Chef Eric from The Southern
Elliott interviews Chef Michael Lopatis from QBBQ
Elliott interviews Diana Sheekar from Sheekar Delights
Elliott interviews Chrissy Camba of Maddy’s Dumpling House
Elliott interviews Flesh for Food about Bacon Popcorn

WBEZ Radio
Baconfest Chicago teams up with the Greater Chicago Food Depository

WGN Radio 720 AM
Mike Stephen – Baconfest Preview with the Radler’s Nathan Sears
Spike Manton - Going to this year’s Bacon Fest? Yes, please!
Flavor HD – Dane Neal and Hannah Stanley
Flavor HD - Seth Zurer…Baconfest’s Benevolent Ruler
Steve Cochran - Baconfest 2015: Everybody Loves Bacon
Pete McMurray - Baconfest 2015!!!!
James VanOsdol - Baconfest Co-Founder Seth Zurer
Frank Fontana - Baconfest takes over the WGN Radio Studio!

WLS Radio
Steve Dahl Show – Featuring Three Aces & Charlatan Chef Matt Troost

WBBM CBS Radio
Entrepreneur Friday – Noon Business Hour

WIIL Rock Radio
Baconfest Chicago VIP tix sale interview

Mancow 97.9 The Loop
Mancow interviews Bella Bacinos Allison Doerr and QBBQ Michael Lopetis

Chicago Tribune
Baconfest VIP tickets on sale now
Baconfest: More than 170 chefs are makin’ bacon

Chicago Sun Times
VIP TICKETS FOR CHICAGO’S BACONFEST 2015 NOW AVAILABLE

Crains Chicago Business
10 THINGS TO DO: Including Buy Baconfest Tickets.

Redeye Chicago
Eat. Drink. Do. Featuring Bacon Month Kickoff Cocktail Party
Do-it-yourself Baconfest: 13 porky dishes to try this month
Baconfest Chicago 2015: Recap & Gallery

Daily Herald
Midwest travel: Get cured at Baconfest
Midwest travel: Sample meats, cheeses at artisan festival

Windy City Times
Baconfest hosting Bacon Month events
Baconfest taking place April 17-18
Food events: Bacon Month; Baconfest; ‘Foodphiles’
Baconfest: The annual meat-and-greet

Chicago Magazine
What to Eat and Drink in Chicago This Week - Bacon Month Kickoff Party
What to Eat and Drink in Chicago This Week – Baconfest

Black Book
Baconmania Returns To Chicago!

NWI Shore Magazine
Spring Food Forward: A healthy preview for Baconfest and a call for savory South Shore entries

Concierge Preferred
Spring Head First (page 8)
Prepare Your Belly for Baconfest Chicago

Thrillist
27 THINGS YOU ABSOLUTELY HAVE TO DO IN CHICAGO IN 2015
THE 11 GREATEST THINGS TO DO IN CHICAGO THIS SPRING
THE 14 BEST BACON DISHES IN CHICAGO
50 HEART-POUNDING DISHES FROM CHICAGO’S BACONFEST

Refinery29
9 Delicious Dishes That Take Bacon To The Next Level

Tasting Table
Spring in Your Step: Tasting Table’s Chicago spring 2015 preview

Chicagoist
Baconfest 2015 Dates Announced
Baconfest Tickets Go On Sale Today At Noon
Chicago’s Can’t-Miss Festivals In 2015
Chicagoist’s Guide To April: 25 Events To Get You Out Of The House
April Is Officially Bacon Month in Chicago
Bacon Month Starts To Sizzle With Cocktail Party, Baconfest Menu Revealed
Hey Piggy Piggy: Another Baconfest In The Books

Eater Chicago
Clear Your Arteries: Schedule for Baconfest 2015 Released
Can You Smell It Yet? Baconfest Reveals 2015 Lineup
Baconfest Tickets on Sale Monday
Volunteer for Baconfest Tickets Raffle
Baconfest Menus Released
Baconfest Keeps on Sizzling in its Seventh Year (RECAP & GALLERY)

DNA Info
Nana Restaurant To Give Dish Preview Ahead of Baconfest
The Ron Swanson Burger: Whisk’s Half-Pound Patty Wrapped in Pound of Bacon
Baconfest 2015: ‘Gluttony at Its Finest’

The Daily Meal
Get Ready, Chicago: Baconfest 2015 Is Coming
Here are the Top 10 Bites from Baconfest Chicago 2015

Chicago Reader
Act decent, cover your tats, and (maybe) win a pair of Baconfest tickets
A pair of amateur eaters take on Baconfest
Serving on the supreme court of pork at Baconfest

New City Chicago
Brains Behind Baconfest: Seth Zurer Discusses the Pork Belly Bonanza
The Big Heat: Chicago’s Food and Drink Fifty 2015 (#40)

Time Out Chicago
3 hot dog lessons from Hot Doug’s Doug Sohn
47 exciting things opening in Chicago in April

The Pizzle
Baconfest Chicago is Insane

The DePaulia
Bacon lovers, creative chefs unite at Baconfest Chicago

Medill Reports
BONKERS FOR BACON AT BACONFEST CHICAGO

Food Business News / Meat+Poultry
Slideshow: A taste of Baconfest

Modern Deli Mobile
Cooking up Profits with BACON

Business Insider

Gapers Block

Check Please Calendar

Examiner.com

Food Trace

Chicago Food Magazine

SteveDolinsky.com

DevHour.tv

The Local Tourist

Chicago Foodies

Chicago Food Whores

2014 Baconfest in the News

NBC Chicago
http://www.nbcchicago.com/the-scene/food-drink/baconfest-chicago-2014-256677991.html
http://www.nbcchicago.com/entertainment/the-scene/VIP-Tickets-On-Sale-For-Baconfest-234174771.html

Fox Chicago
http://www.myfoxchicago.com/video?clipId=10094858&autostart=true
http://www.myfoxchicago.com/video?clipId=10091905&autostart=true

CBS Chicago
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/video/10071487-baconfest-preview/
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2014/04/19/baconfest-recipe/

WGN Chicago
http://wgntv.com/2014/04/08/bacon-lovers-rejoice-baconfest-hits-chicago/
http://wgntv.com/2014/02/17/lunchbreak-bottlefork-chef-kevin-hickey-makes/

ABC Chicago
http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=news/local/chicago_news&id=9517125
http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=resources/lifestyle_community&id=9177373

WGN National / This Week in Agribusiness
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ioIllCwLFf4&feature=youtu.be

Chicago’s Best TV
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL0mga4zXp5eHtUvx7Sjn4QoJI8RVImfBH

Touch Vision
http://touchvision.com/video/62548/BACONFEST_CHICAGO

WGN Radio
Steve Cochran: http://wgnradio.com/2014/04/17/0417-cochran-hour-four-tornado-relief-baconfest-erin-mcelroy/
Pete McMurray: http://wgnradio.com/2014/03/26/baconfest/
Pete McMurray: http://wgnradio.com/2014/02/25/bacon-fest-2014/
Nick DiGilio: http://wgnradio.com/2014/02/23/saturday-show-introbaconfest-2014/
James Van Osdol: http://wgnradio.com/2014/03/01/baconest/

The Game Chicago Radio
http://thegamechicago.com/2014/03/11/one-word-bacon/#axzz30Jm2SiHZ

WLS-AM Radio
John Kass & Lauren Cohn: http://www.stationcaster.com/player_skinned.php?s=1201&c=7301&f=2723103

Rivet Radio
http://www.rivetnewsradio.com/share/79454/ 

Chicago Sun-Times
http://www.suntimes.com/photos/27075940-455/baconfest-chicago.html
http://voices.suntimes.com/arts-entertainment/the-daily-sizzle/baconfest-chicago/#.U18KNcZJpGQ

Chicago Tribune / Redeye
http://www.redeyechicago.com/news/redeye-baconfest-2014-20140427,0,1837051.photogallery

Chicago Magazine
http://www.chicagomag.com/travel/March-2014/Belly-Up-Early-to-Baconfest-Chicago-at-Acme-Hotel-Company/

DNA Info
http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20140426/university-village/baconfest-gives-restaurants-chance-show-off-their-prowess-with-pork
http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20140224/west-loop/baconfest-chicago-2014-tickets-on-sale-at-noon-monday
http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20130916/near-west-side/baconfest-chicago-2014-will-add-extra-day-neighborhood-bacon-crawls

Eater.com
http://chicago.eater.com/archives/2014/04/28/baconfest-2014.php
http://chicago.eater.com/archives/2014/03/27/post-49.php
http://chicago.eater.com/archives/2014/01/17/behold-the-2014-baconfest-lineup.php
http://chicago.eater.com/archives/2013/09/16/baconfest-announces-2014-expanded-schedule.php

Chicagoist.com
http://chicagoist.com/2014/04/28/10_things_we_learned_this_year_at_b.php#photo-1
http://chicagoist.com/2014/03/25/baconfest_kicks_off_with_bacon-fill.php
http://chicagoist.com/2014/03/15/is_the_bacon_fad_over.php
http://chicagoist.com/2013/12/02/baconfest_vip_tickets_on_sale_today.php

Thrillist
http://www.thrillist.com/eat/chicago/baconfest-chicago-thrillist
http://www.thrillist.com/entertainment/chicago/best-things-to-do-in-chicago-this-spring-spring-activities-in-chicago

Serious Eats
http://chicago.seriouseats.com/2014/04/scenes-from-baconfest-2014.html

Chicago Reader
http://www.chicagoreader.com/Bleader/archives/2014/04/28/here-are-the-winners-of-baconfests-golden-rasher-awards

Time Out Chicago
http://www.timeout.com/chicago/food-drink/baconfest-2014-slideshow

Zagat Chicago
http://www.zagat.com/b/chicago/baconfest-attendees-consume-8-thousand-pounds-of-pig
https://plus.google.com/u/1/photos/+ZAGAT/albums/6007425744212484449
http://www.zagat.com/b/chicago/15-must-try-bacon-dishes-in-chicago1

Gaper’s Block
http://gapersblock.com/drivethru/2014/04/29/too_much_bacon_at_baconfest_never/index.php
http://gapersblock.com/drivethru/2014/04/18/baconfest_chicago_2014_menus_revealed/
http://gapersblock.com/drivethru/2014/03/19/baconfest_declares_april_as_bacon_month_in_chicago/

The Daily Meal
http://www.thedailymeal.com/top-bites-baconfest-chicago-2014/5814 

OakPark.com
http://www.oakpark.com/Dining/Blogs/4-21-2014/Baconfest.-You-Want-to-Be-There/

Check, Please (email newsletter)
http://checkplease.wttw.com/events/2014/04/01/baconfest-bacon-month-kickoff-cocktail-party

Chicago Food Snob Blog
http://www.chicagonow.com/chicago-food-snob/2014/04/baconfest-2014-serves-over-130000-bites/

Chicago Foodie Girl Blog
http://www.chicagofoodiegirl.com/2014/04/monday-foodie-porn-baconfest-2014.html

Major Onions Blog
http://www.majoronions.com/freakin-baconfest-and-other-shindigs-to-hit-up-this-month/

Sage Serendipity Blog
http://www.sageserendipity.com/home/baconfest-chicago

Felt Like a Foodie Blog
http://www.feltlikeafoodie.com/tag/baconfest-chicago/

The Local Tourist
http://chicago.thelocaltourist.com/blog/joe-piehl/baconfest-2014-raised-75000-greater-chicago-food-depository
http://chicago.thelocaltourist.com/blog/joe-piehl/chicagoans-went-whole-hog-baconfest-2014

Southwest Airlines Spirit Magazine
Download Link for PDF

Alaska Airlines Magazine
Download Link for Article

2013 Baconfest in the News

The Today Show
http://www.today.com/video/today/52012532 

CBS2 Chicago News
Broadcast: http://chicago.cbslocal.com/video/8438778-previewing-the-fifth-annual-baconfest/
Blog: http://chicago.cbslocal.com/top-lists/cure-for-boredom-aprils-best-events/ 

NBC Chicago News
Preview & Templeton Rye: http://www.nbcchicago.com/video/#!/on-air/as-seen-on/Baconfest-/202907811
Bacon shortage: http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/inc-well/How-Restaurants-Should-Cope-with-the-Coming-Bacon-Shortage-171588611.html
Ticket sales: http://www.nbcchicago.com/entertainment/the-scene/Baconfest-Tickets-On-Sale-Wednesday-192017641.html
Eckrich Donation: http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/Bacon-Lovers-Makes-2500-Pound-Donation-at-Baconfest-203919751.html
Daily 5: http://www.nbcchicago.com/video/#!/news/local/daily-5/Daily-5–Guns-On-The-CTA-/192080611 

ABC Chicago News
http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=news/local&id=9073255 

WGN News
http://wgntv.com/2013/02/19/midday-fix-baconfest-chicago-event-details-and-a-recipe-for-bacon-salad/ 

Chicago Tribune
http://www.chicagotribune.com/features/food/stew/chi-baconfest-2013-the-happy-gathering-of-the-baconites-20130421,0,7931142.story 

Chicago Sun-Times
http://www.suntimes.com/entertainment/19444685-421/plenty-of-bacon-to-be-had-at-fest-and-around-town.html 

WGN 720 AM Radio – Nick Digilio
http://wgnradio.com/2013/04/15/bacon-fest-and-more/ 

WBBM Radio
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2013/02/20/baconfest-tickets-go-on-sale-today/ 

Fox Business News Radio
Link not available

ABC News / Good Morning America Blog
http://gma.yahoo.com/photos/baconfest-2012-slideshow/everything-s-better-with-bacon-photo-1865736932.html

Cooking Channel Blog
http://blog.cookingchanneltv.com/2013/05/04/baconfest-the-10-sweetest-things-to-do-with-bacon/ 

TheDailyMeal.com
http://www.thedailymeal.com/bacon-goes-big-baconfest-chicago-2013 

Redeye Chicago
Photo Gallery: http://www.redeyechicago.com/news/redeye-baconfest-20130421,0,969011.photogallery
Preview: http://articles.redeyechicago.com/2013-04-18/entertainment/38623879_1_baconfest-chicago-bacon-pie-pig 

DNAInfo
Recap: http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20130421/university-village/baconfest-its-like-heaven 
Ticket sellout: http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20130220/near-west-side/baconfest-sold-out-tickets-gobbled-up-41-minutes
Tickes on sale: http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20130220/near-west-side/baconfest-2013-tickets-on-sale-at-noon-tuesday 

SeriousEats.com
http://chicago.seriouseats.com/2013/04/snapshots-from-the-5th-annual-baconfest-chicago.html 

Eater.com
Recap: http://chicago.eater.com/archives/2013/04/22/baconfest-2.php
Roster: http://chicago.eater.com/archives/2013/02/12/baconfest-announces-schedule-and-booze-offerings.php
Menu: http://chicago.eater.com/archives/2013/04/11/baconfest-menu-porn.php

Huffington Post
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/18/baconfest-chicago-2013-re_n_2506304.html 

WBEZ.org Blog
http://www.wbez.org/blogs/louisa-chu/2013-04/baconfest-chicago-2013-and-golden-rasher-goes-106763 

Chicagoist.com
Recap: http://chicagoist.com/2013/04/22/everything_smells_like_bacon_now_ba.php
Teeshirts: http://chicagoist.com/2013/04/22/the_glorious_t-shirts_of_baconfest.php

Grubstreet Chicago
Recap: http://chicago.grubstreet.com/2013/04/slideshow_baconfest_2013_zemans.html
Ticket Release: http://chicago.grubstreet.com/2013/02/baconfest_tickets_go_on_sale_a.html
Menu: http://chicago.grubstreet.com/2013/02/baconfest_releases_details_gal.html
Roster: http://chicago.grubstreet.com/2013/01/baconfests_roster_of_chefs_up.html

Zagat Blog
recap: http://blog.zagat.com/2013/04/photos-5700-pounds-of-bacon-devoured-at.html
cocktail: http://blog.zagat.com/2013/04/photo-of-day-bacon-cocktail-at-312.html 

Examiner.com
http://www.examiner.com/article/baconfest-chicago-2013-takes-over-uic-forum 

Gallivant.com
http://gallivant.com/see/baconfest-chicago/ 

Windy City Times
http://www.windycitymediagroup.com/lgbt/Thousands-attend-Baconfest/42496.html 

Gaper’s Block
http://gapersblock.com/drivethru/2013/04/25/a_pesco-vegetarian_goes_to_baconfest/ 

Spice Adam’s VLOG
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2R7BaB6CZw&feature=youtu.be 

Chicago Foodie Girl Blog
http://www.chicagofoodiegirl.com/2013/04/monday-foodie-porn-baconfest-2013.html 

Greedy Eaters Blog
http://greedyeaters.blogspot.com/2013/04/baconfest-chicago-2013.html 

2012 Baconfest in the News

ABC News / Good Morning America
http://gma.yahoo.com/photos/baconfest-2012-slideshow/

Travel Channel: Food Paradise
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QBhj9naaHnc&t=26m6s

1st Look / LXTV
http://www.nbcnewyork.com/video/#!/blogs/1st-look/Ali-Pigs-Out-at-Baconfest/151162485

WLS – Steve Dolinsky, The Hungry Hound
http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=resources/lifestyle_community/food/restaurants&id=8619649 

SteveDolinsky.com
http://stevedolinsky.com/?p=8131 

Chicago’s Best
http://www.cltv.com/wgntv-next-episode-chicagos-best-pork-2-20120420,0,356441.story 

FOXNews.com
http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2012/04/18/hog-wild-for-bacon-at-baconfest/

NBCChicago.com
http://www.nbcchicago.com/the-scene/food-drink/Thousands-Belly-Up-to-Baconfest-2012–147607705.html

FoxChicago
http://www.myfoxchicago.com/dpp/entertainment/food_and_dining/bacon-fest-features-chicago-savory-delights-20120413 

Chicago Tribune
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-talk-bacon-0415-20120416,0,3743392.story
http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2012-04-16/news/ct-talk-bacon-facts-0415-20120416_1_free-bacon-bacon-related-edmund-bacon
http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/ct-prj-0408-bacon-web-20120418,0,1961449.story

Redeye
http://www.redeyechicago.com/entertainment/restaurants-bars/redeye-baconfest-2012-chicago-20120416,0,5309191.photogallery
http://www.redeyechicago.com/entertainment/restaurants-bars/redeye-chicago-baconfest-photos-20120416,0,4414825.photogallery 
http://www.redeyechicago.com/news/ct-red-baconfest-20120415,0,2793634.story
http://www.redeyechicago.com/news/ct-red-0418-baconfest-chicago-20120417,0,579437.story  

Naperville Sun
http://napervillesun.suntimes.com/news/11838495-418/baconfest-a-day-that-shall-live-in-gluttony.html 

Chicago Reader
http://www.chicagoreader.com/Bleader/archives/2012/04/16/a-cinderella-story-at-baconfest

Timeout Chicago
http://timeoutchicago.com/restaurants-bars/15270906/baconfest-2012-photos-and-report 

The Atlantic – Cities
http://www.theatlanticcities.com/arts-and-lifestyle/2012/04/bacon-bacchanalia-coming-city-near-you/1800/

CNNGo

http://www.cnngo.com/explorations/life/americas-most-sinful-cities-021551

Chicagoist
http://chicagoist.com/2012/04/16/baconfest_2012_reached_new_heights.php

Eater.com
http://chicago.eater.com/archives/2012/04/16/baconfest.php

Grubstreet Chicago
http://chicago.grubstreet.com/2012/04/baconfest-slideshow-what-you-missed.html
http://chicago.grubstreet.com/2012/04/baconfest-t-shirt-slideshow.html

Huffington Post
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/12/chicago-baconfest-2012-gu_n_1420634.html
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/serena-dai/chicago-baconfest-2012_b_1427306.html

Serious Eats
http://chicago.seriouseats.com/2012/04/bigger-is-better-at-baconfest-chicago.html

WBEZ Blog – Louisa Chu
http://www.wbez.org/blogs/louisa-chu/2012-04/source-all-bacon-baconfest-chicago-2012-98348
http://www.wbez.org/blogs/louisa-chu/2012-04/doggie-bag-or-not-doggy-bag-98409

Our Town Blog – Sun Times
http://blogs.suntimes.com/ourtown/2012/04/baconfest_an_addendum.html
http://blogs.suntimes.com/ourtown/2012/04/_photo_by_patty_michels.html

Chefs in the Kitchen: Watch 312
http://watch312.com/Chefs-in-the-Kitchen/12054856 

The Foodarazzi
http://www.thefoodarazzi.com/restaurants/bacon-wishes-pork-belly-dreams/

Chicago Quirk (Chicago Now)
http://www.chicagonow.com/chicago-quirk/2012/04/five-tips-for-surviving-baconfest/

Oakpark.com
http://www.oakpark.com/Dining/Blogs/04-17-2012/Chef_Leonard_Hollander._Representing_at_Baconfest

Chicago Taste Buds Blog
http://chicagotastebuds.wordpress.com/2012/04/15/baconfest201/

Felt Like a Foodie (Chicago Now)
http://www.feltlikeafoodie.com/foodie-fun-day-14-baconfest/

Treeli Martin Blog
http://treelimartin.tumblr.com/post/21146027901/baconfest2012

Eat Drink and be Tani
http://eat-drink-tk.blogspot.com/2012/04/baconfest-chicago-gourmet-gluttony.html

Chicago Foodie Girl Blog
http://www.chicagofoodiegirl.com/2012/04/monday-foodie-porn-baconfest.html

Hardly Housewives Blog
http://www.hardlyhousewives.com/2012/04/chicago-baconfest-baby.html

Love n Swine Blog
http://lovenswine.com/post/21269791704/baconfestpics3
http://lovenswine.com/post/21274680388/baconfest-2012-heavens-smell-on-earth

Greedy Eaters Blog
http://greedyeaters.blogspot.com/

Cutting out Carbs Blog
http://cuttingoutcarbs.blogspot.com/2012/04/baconfest-chicago-for-wiaw.html

2011 Baconfest in the News:

Travel Channel’s CRAVE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9hZyn88qL4&feature=player_embedded

WBEZ / Steve Dolinsky
http://www.wbez.org/blog/steve-dolinsky/2011-04-07/top-5-places-bacon-chicago-baconfest-returns-84747
http://www.wbez.org/blog/steve-dolinsky/2011-04-11/baconfest-2011-recap-84998

Timeout Chicago
Sun Times

Serious Eats
http://www.seriouseats.com/2011/04/baconfest-chicago-2011-bacon-events.html

Grub Street
http://chicago.grubstreet.com/2011/04/behind_the_scenes_at_baconfest.html

Eater
http://chicago.eater.com/archives/2011/04/11/-stylefontsize-9px-textalign-centerclick.php

Chicagoist
http://chicagoist.com/2011/04/11/in_pictures_baconfest_chciago_2011.php

Huffington Post

Feast Chicago
http://www.thefeast.com/chicago/Baconfest-Offers-First-Taste-of-Bacon-Apocalypse-118338824.html
http://www.thefeast.com/chicago/restaurants/Pork-Laced-Cotton-Candy-and-Moon-Pies-What-You-Missed-at-Baconfest-119580909.html?ct=1

NBCChicago
http://www.nbcchicago.com/the-scene/food-drink/PHOTOS-Baconfest-2011-119590369.html

Silly America
http://www.valbromann.com/blog/2011/04/too-much-bacon/

Chicago Bites
http://www.chicagobites.com/2011/04/baconfest-a-celebration-of-pork.htm

Chicago Now: Chicago Food Snob
http://www.chicagonow.com/blogs/chicago-food-snob/2011/04/baconfest-2011—a-ton-of-bacon.html

Chicago Now: Show Me Chicago

Stress Cake
http://stresscake.wordpress.com/2011/04/09/can-i-get-a-hallelujah-baconfest-2011/

Bacon du Jour
http://bacondujour.blogspot.com/2011/04/baconfest-chicago-todays-day.html
http://bacondujour.blogspot.com/2011/04/baconfest-chicago-one-week-to-go.html
http://bacondujour.blogspot.com/2011/03/nueskes-cookoff-finalist-6-kick-out.html
http://bacondujour.blogspot.com/2011/03/nueskes-cookoff-finalist-5-say.html
http://bacondujour.blogspot.com/2011/03/nueskes-cookoff-finalist-4.html
http://bacondujour.blogspot.com/2011/03/nueskes-cookoff-finalist-3-nacho-mama.html
http://bacondujour.blogspot.com/2011/03/nueskes-cookoff-finalist-2-bacon-is-hot.html
http://bacondujour.blogspot.com/2011/03/nueskes-cookoff-finalist-1-bacon-is-hot.html

Zilredloh

The Depaulia
http://www.depauliaonline.com/arts-life/chicago-s-strip-search-people-are-putting-bacon-in-everything-1.2156500

Examiner.com
http://www.examiner.com/hot-dog-in-chicago/baconfest-chicago-2011-also-honored-hot-dogs-and-sausage

Riverfront Times
Paciugo Chicago

Elevate Your Presence
http://elevateyourpresence.com/deliciousdirt/2011/04/11/baconfest-2011-delicious-dirt/

Avoision
AAA Living Magazine

Southwest Airlines Spirit Magazine

312 Dining Diva
http://312diningdiva.blogspot.com/2011/02/swine-at-its-finest-at-baconfest.html

Foodspotr
Agwired

2010 Baconfest in the News:

Television

4/7/10 WGN – Morning News

http://www.wgntv.com/videobeta/50c708d2-dab6-45f4-9dec-d5007fe95fae/News/Baconfest-2010

Chef Gil Langlois and Baconfest Organizer Andre VonBaconvitch talk bacon cotton candy and Baconfest.  Sponsor Bleeding Heart is along for the ride, as well as product from sponsors Nueske’s and Das Foods.

4/18/09 ABC Chicago – 190 North

http://abclocal.go.com/wls/video?id=7393849

Mark explores Chicago’s obsession with Bacon, including visits to Baconfest sponsors the Fifty/50, Das Foods and vendors Vosges and Salted Caramel.  Finally, Mark pays a visit to Baconfest Chicago 2010, talks to co-founder, Seth Zurer and enjoys a bacon cocktail.

4/19/2010 G4TV  – Attack of the Show

http://g4tv.com/attackoftheshow/viewerarmy/70540/The-Viewer-Army-Goes-to-Bacon-Fest-2010.html

Johanna Anonuevo exposes BFC to the nerds of G4TV in this homebrewed Attack of the Show Viewer Army segment.

Web-TV

ChicagoEatsTV

http://vimeo.com/11240237

Jeff Maimon’s feature on-site at Baconfest Chicago 2010

And be sure to check out the individual Chef Short Video Features on the Baconfest Chicago Youtube Channel, courtesy of Kyle Hamman and KBH Media.

Radio

 

4/9/10 WBBM Chicago (CBS Radio)

3/18/10 Vocalo (WBEZ)

http://vocalo.org/on-air/playlist/62713

4/7/10 95.1 WIIL Rock Wisconsin – http://www.baconfestchicago.com/audio/951Interview.mp3

Print

 

4/7/2010 The Times of NWI

http://www.nwitimes.com/lifestyles/food-and-cooking/article_6b9c9311-27b9-5073-8637-1bbccc7720bf.html

MMMMMM … the sputter of frying bacon. An artery-clogging symphony for the ears.

Oooh, that scrumptious, maple-y aroma wafting from the skillet. Can’t wait. At last! There they lie, crispy strips, straight as sentinels, flanking perfectly fried eggs. Ah, the salty, smoky, crunch of that first bite.  Oh, yeah.  Oh, no. You can’t even grease palms to sneak into Baconfest Chicago on Saturday at the Stan Mansion in Logan Square

4/12/2010 The A/V Club

http://www.avclub.com/chicago/articles/baconfest-at-stan-mansion,39999/

We could hardly resist the event at Logan Square’s posh Stan Mansion—and neither could anyone else, apparently: The event sold out 800 tickets for two sessions. In addition to vendors displaying their bacon wares, 24 chefs from restaurants like The Bristol (2152 N. Damen Ave., 773-862-5555) and Otom (951 W. Fulton Mkt., 312-491-5804) presented the ingredient in inventive ways, right down to boozy iterations of the meat being served. And while we can’t explain the obsession, we can present these highlights from the bacon-y bacchanalia.

4/6/2010 New City Chicago

http://resto.newcity.com/2010/04/06/411-pork-bellies/

Bacon is truly the Helen of Troy of meats,” says Baconfest co-founder (and acclaimed theatrical sound designer) Andre Vonbaconvitch. And if all goes according to plan, bacon is going to be the meat that launches (nearly) a thousand plates Saturday April 10 at the Stan Mansion in Logan Square.

4/14/2010 Chicago Tribune

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2010-04-14/features/ct-food-0414-bacon-add-20100414_1_love-bacon-chefs-flavor

BaconFest Chicago! — a thoughtful celebration of all things bacon held April 10 — featured many of Chicago’s finest chefs making bacon dishes of their choice, a multitude of sponsors that included The Onion, vendors such as Vosges Haut Chocolat and Nueske’s, an amateur bacon recipe cook-off between five finalists and a Bacon Bar and Lounge. It sold 600 tickets in 15 minutes at $45 for one of two sessions, each featuring 12 chefs.

3/3/2010 Chicago Sun Times

http://blogs.suntimes.com/food/2010/03/baconfest_tickets_on_sale_thur.html

4/19/2010 The Torch

http://www.roosevelttorch.com/sections/arts-entertainment/logan-square-festival-brings-home-the-bacon-1.2231248

Magazine

 

1/13/2010 Pork Magazine

http://www.porkmag.com/directories.asp?pgID=678&ed_id=8734&component_id=808

4/1/2010 Pork Magazine

http://www.porkmag.com/directories.asp?pgID=675&ed_id=9103&component_id=805

4/2010 Delta Sky Issue

http://deltaskymag.delta.com/

Online Media

Gapers Block

http://gapersblock.com/drivethru/2010/04/13/baconfest_chicago_2010_1/

Chicagoist

http://chicagoist.com/2010/03/02/baconfest_chicago_chefs_announced.php

Chicago Foodies

http://www.chicagofoodies.com/2010/04/baconfest-2010-swinetacular.html#more

Serious Eats

http://www.seriouseats.com/2010/04/baconfest-2010-pig-belly-paradise-in-chicago.html

Time Out Chicago’s  Eat Out Blog

http://www3.timeoutny.com/chicago/blog/out-and-about/tag/baconfest/

Huffington Post Chicago

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/04/12/baconfest-a-celebration-o_n_534333.html

LTHForum

http://www.lthforum.com/bb/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=23400

Jaunted

http://www.jaunted.com/story/2010/4/1/54639/56061/travel/Bacon+Cupcakes+and+Bacon+

Jewelry+Await+at+Chicago%27s+Baconfest

Sky Full of Bacon

http://skyfullofbacon.com/blog/?p=390

Chicago Now

http://www.chicagonow.com/blogs/gold-coast-now/2010/03/baconfest-2010there-is-a-god.html

Gayot.com

http://www.gayot.com/blog/baconfest-chicago-restaurants-culinary-event/

Blogs

Bacon Du Jour

http://bacondujour.blogspot.com/2010/04/baconfest-chicago-day-in-bacon-smeared.html

Tuscan Foodie

http://tuscanfoodie.blogspot.com/2010/04/baconfest-chicago-these-people-dig-pig.html

Silly America

http://www.sillyamerica.com/blog/2010/04/baconfest-chicago/

Miss Tiffie

http://misstiffie.wordpress.com/2010/04/13/baconfest-chicago-2010/

Bakelist

http://bakelist.com/2010/04/11/baconfest-chicago-2010/

Deleowned

http://deleowned.posterous.com/a-city-in-love-with-meat-baconfest-chicago

EatnListen

http://www.eatnlisten.com/2010/04/12/floated-baconfest-wing-prayer/

Daily Photo Butcher

http://dailyphotobutcherfortheworld.blogspot.com/2010/04/baconfest.html

Law School Food Guy

http://lawschoolfoodguy.blogspot.com/2010/04/baconfest-vendors.html

Chicago Food Fights

http://chifoodfights.blogspot.com/2010/04/bacon-baconfest-preview.html

Hoobears

http://hoobears.wordpress.com/2010/04/12/baconfest-chicago/

 


2009 Baconfest in the News

see:  BFC 2009