Next year’s menu is under construction.  Here’s what guests at Baconfest ate in 2015.

Feast your eyes, engage your senses, imagine the bacon possibilities.



Acre – Mike Lathrop
Chicken Liver & Bacon Paté – paté of chicken liver and bacon on bread with bacon sprinkles

Ara-on Restaurant – Trevor Hoyte
Shrimp Ravioli – pork consommé, morel mushroom, smoked bacon

Avli Restaurant – Louie Alexakis
Ravani with Cherry Sauce – traditional Greek semolina cake with walnuts with cherrywood smoked bacon and a Greek cherry preserve sauce

Bacino’s Restaurant – Allison Doerr
Toasted Bacon Ravioli with Bacon Mustard Jam – applewood smoked bacon crusted ravioli, ricotta bacon basil filling, bacon mustard jam

Big Jones – Paul Fehribach
Bacon Praline Bread Pudding – bacon and rum bread pudding with goat milk cajeta, bacon, benne, bacon fat whipped cream

Bistro Dre – Andre Christopher
Smoked Bacon Grit Cake – with sauteed ramps, smoked bacon and black truffle pesto

Black Dog Gelato – Jessica Oloroso
Chilled Affogato Float – Turkish coffee poured over our vanilla gelato, with bacon whipped cream and candied bacon bits

Bottlefork & The Duck Inn – Kevin Hickey
Wood Grilled Ground Bacon Burger – Vermillion blue, shoestrings, special sauce
The FrankenDuckie – duck fat dog wrapped in bacon with cheese sauce, pickled jalapeño and Calabrian chili relish

Duck Inn FrankenDUckie

Carnivale – Rodolfo Cuadros
Bacon Almond Joy – applewood smoked pepper coated bacon, Ecuadorian dark chocolate, toasted coconut marshmallow, Marcona almonds

Ceres’ Table – Giuseppe Scurato
Meatloaf, Italian-Style – mashed potatoes, crispy bacon

Chicago 365 Hospitality – Erin Wishon
Sweet: Red Velvet Bacon Spoon with mango cotton candy
Savory: BLT Skewer – bacon cheddar monkey bread, smashed avocado, bacon lardon, tomato mousse, pepper relish, kale flakes

Courageous Bakery home of Cupcakes for Courage – Laura Pekarik
Maple Bacon Cupcake – maple cake dunked in maple glaze topped with maple roasted bacon

Edzo’s Burger Shop – Eddie Lakin
Maple-Bacon-Peanut-Butter Milkshake

EPIC Restaurant – Daniel Marquis
Bacon & Fudge Ice Cream – applewood smoked bacon and fudge ice-cream, waffle cone, spiced chocolate sauce

Fork – Tim Cottini
The Bacon Bomb – a medjool date stuffed with bacon sausage and wrapped in bacon, with a caramelized apple & bacon puree!

Fresco 21 – Brian Wolters
Pork Soda – bacon infused soda, bacon-wrapped pork belly “ice cube”

Inspiration Kitchens Uptown – Noel Schroeder
Bacon and Goat Cheese Mac and Cheese – topped with bacon and herb breadcrumbs, crumbled applewood smoked pepper bacon

Italian Village Restaurants – Jim Day
Tortine Di Funghi Misti e Bacon – garlic and bacon infused wild mushroom “souffle” with bacon onion-thyme cream sauce

Italian Village

Jordan’s Food of Distinction – Jordan Spritz
Tropical Pork Belly Satay – pineapple grilled pork belly satay with purple basil and yellow organic kiwi-Chartreuse reduction

Kanela Breakfast Club – Don Penza
Bacon Infused Loukoumades – Greek doughnuts infused with applewood smoked bacon, coated in a bourbon maple glaze, finished with bacon powder

Labriola Cafe and Ristorante – John Caputo
Ravioli Carbonara – with oven-dried tomatoes and baby arugula

Baconfest LAbriola

Lockwood Restaurant and Bar – Mathew Wiltzius
Bertha’s Bacon Brownie Bar – chocolate brownie, crispy bacon, walnut, Palmer House Private Label Woodford Reserve Bourbon-infused rooftop honey

Maddy’s Dumpling House – Chrissy Camba
The Hot Mess – Louisiana-style BBQ shrimp, bacon, and pork smothered in cheese sauce topped with crispy bacon

Michael Jordan’s Steak House – Craig Couper
Crispy Bacon Gordita with chile braised bacon

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Mity Nice Bar & Grill – John Chiakulas
Red Devils on Piggyback – bacon-wrapped sweet cherry pepper with bacon pimento cheese

Nonna Santi’s Biscotti – Jo-Marie Frigo
Bacon Old Fashioned Biscotti – What’s not to love….bacon, bourbon, orange rind, bitters all in a delicous biscotti!

Old Town Pour House – Paul Katz
Ebel’s Weiss Braised Pork Belly – onion marmalade, red pepper coulis, sweet serrano chili pepper

Osteria Via Stato – David DiGregorio
Hand-Rolled Cavatelli – bacon broth, spring garlic, local spinach, crispy bacon

Perennial Virant – Edward Sura & Paul Virant
Milk Braised Bacon – honey mashed carrot, oat crumble, watercress, ramp mostardo

Primebar – David Reyes
Applewood Bacon & Bluecheese Meatloaf – with tomato jam and baby cilantro

Pure Kitchen Catering – Sean Spradlin
Bacon Bulgogi – soy-ginger bacon glaze and bacon-candied pecans

Q-BBQ – Michael Lapidus
Bacon Dusted Potato Chip with BBQ Bacon Vinegar Pulled Pork – A hand-cut potato chip tossed with BBQ rub and dusted with bacon powder, topped with pulled pork and bacon-infused North Carolina vinegar BBQ sauce

Red Door – Troy Graves
Bacon and Wild Boar Arepa

Rub’s Backcountry Smokehouse & The Budlong – Jared Leonard
Nashville Hot Chicken Club – Nashville hot chicken paired with Nueske’s smoked bacon, house-made rouille and a fresh-pack pickle, served on white bread.

Seedling – Peter Klein
Bacon Smoothies – Combine a Classic Seedling Fruit Smoothie and the Glory of Bacon….

Sheekar Delights – Diane Khouri Joseph
Maple Bacon & Bourbon Gourmet Baklava – Paper-thin phyllo sheets hand buttered and rolled with freshly chopped walnuts and bacon, drizzled with a mixture of homemade syrup, locally made maple syrup, and bourbon

Stan’s Donuts – Rich Labriola
Maple Caramel Bacon Bar

Photo by Anne Petersen.

State and Lake Chicago Tavern – Kevin Atkinson
Peanut Battered Bacon Wit-Nuggets – smoked banana BBQ, sweet and sour sauce

Sunda New Asian – Jess DeGuzman
Applewood Smoked Bacon & Wagyu Beef Loco Moco – with bacon gravy, quail egg, Jasmine rice and spicy banana ketchup

Sunda - Baconfest Special (5 of 6)

Taco Joint – Edgar Torres
Lincoln Pork Taco – Bacon wrapped pork tenderloin, bacon jam, chile-balsamic

Tanta – Jesus Delgado
Chicharron Glazed Bocado

Tavern On Rush – John Gatsos
Bacon Wrapped & Queso Fresco Stuffed Jalapenos – avocado and pico de gallo

TÊTE Charcuterie – Thomas Rice & Kurt Guzowski
Bacon Jagdwurst – bacon/mustard aioli on bacon-cheddar gougéres

The Bad Apple – Craig Fass
Gulliver’s Travels – porchetta stuffed with jagdwurst (bacon sausage) in a blanket of bacon, apple and jicama Slaw, on a bacon crustini

The Cheesie’s Truck
The Popper – cream cheese, Wisconsin cheddar cheese, fresh-cut jalapenos, pepper bacon on sourdough
The LaFreniere – Brie cheese, white cheddar, caramelized strawberries, applewood smoked bacon on sourdough

The Southern – Eric Michael
Bacon Fat Biscuit with Aerated Fried Chicken and Maple Bacon Jam – Each bite consists of a bacon fat buttermilk biscuit with a foam made from fried chicken thigh and a maple bacon jam

The Winchester – Greg Bastien
Fat Elvis Waffle Sandwich – liege waffle, candied apple wood smoked bacon, banana, peanut

Trenchermen – Patrick Sheerin
Bacon “Fried Rice”, Bacon Fat Hoisin, Bacon XO & Peanuts – cherrywood bacon, forbidden black rice, berkshire bacon, house made bacon fat hoisin sauce, bacon XO, toasted peanuts, charred scallions, lime, ginger, garlic, chiles, LOVE, LOTS OF LOVE, cilantro, egg

Ugly Mug Cafe – Mik Wright
I Hope I Don’t Fall In Love With You – coffee and bacon-laced chocolate cake, maple, jalapeño-bacon buttercream topped with fresh whipped cream and a sprinkle of, wait for it, more bacon

Uncle Bub’s BBQ – Jimmy Harvatt
Candied Bacon – Smoked bacon caramelized with caramel drizzle

Velvet Taco – John Franke
#7 Taco – The Cuban Pig – crisp flour tortilla, grain mustard, slow roasted chili rubbed pork butt, cured ham, applewood smoked peppered bacon, gruyere cheese, house brined pickles


Viand Bar & Kitchen – Tyler Nelson
Sweet Whiskey Bacon & Grits – smoky honey grits, whiskey cured pork belly, candied bacon, peppadews, cippolini, dates

West Loop Salumi – Gregory Laketek
Applewood and Cherrywood Bacon Salami – two different salami comprised of ground applewood bacon and cherrywood bacon

Wollensky’s Grill – Matt King
Cup O’ Beef Bacon – crispy house smoked beef bacon with bleu cheese dip


Woodhaven Bar and Kitchen – Zach Prince
The Ultimate Bacon Bison Bite – cherrywood bacon and goat cheese infused bison with pepperoni aioli and jalapeño, wrapped in smoked bacon and drizzled with a blueberry buffalo bacon dipping sauce

Bison Bites Quality


Autre Monde Cafe & Spirits – Andrew Kerns

Fried Bacon Bologna Sliders – fried bacon bologna, dijonnaise, bread and butter pickles, brioche slider buns

Bacon Guacamole – our classic guacamole with onion, tomato, jalapeno, cilantro, lime and bacon sprinkled in for extra deliciousness

Bacaro – Thad Morrow
Bacon Parfait – chocolate bacon bits, white chocolate bacon mousse, raspberry bacon crumble, and
salted pistachios

Barbakoa – Dudley Nieto
Bacon Al Pastor Taco – roasted pork shoulder and cherrywood bacon with morita salsa, chopped onions and cilantro

Beaver’s Coffee & Donuts
Bacon Donut Truffles – mini buttermilk bacon infused cake donuts covered in butterscotch chocolate bacon icing

Benny’s Chop House – Aaron Lindgren
Benny’s Croque Monsieur with Bacon – with McClure’s pickles, Tulip Tree Trillium cheese, Dijon aioli & Z Baking petit pain
Maple Crème Brulee with Bacon-Walnut Crisp (PIC)
Hawaiian Bacon-Pineapple Cocktail (PIC)

Bennys Croque Monsieur thimb

Blue Door Farm Stand – Justin Ferguson
Bacon Grilled Cheese

Browntrout – Sean Sanders
The Wedge – baby lettuce, grilled ramp ranch, house-made bacon lardon, shaved watermelon radish, Hook’s blue paradise


Burger Bar Chicago – John McLean
The Most Amazing, Delicious, Tasty Bacon Fried Pickles EVER! – Burger Bar Chicago’s famous fried pickles infused with applewood smoked bacon

Carnitas Uruapan – Marcos Carbajal
Carnitas – Carnitas are a braised pork dish from Central Mexico. Crispy and golden on the outside, moist and tender on the inside

Celeste – Nick Lacasse
Grilled Pork Belly – honey poached cranberries, roasted carrots, Anson Mills grits


Chicago q – Lee Ann Whippen
Apple Smoked Candied Bacon with Pig Powder Rub

Photo by Anne Petersen.

David Burke’s Primehouse – Jove Hubbard
Bacon Tarte Flambe – Vidalia-braised applewood bacon, ramp soubise, black pepper hollandaise, crispy leeks, puff pastry

Dönermen – Shawn Podgurski
Bacon Currywurst: house made bacon sausage with bacon curry sauce and goats milk tzatziki

Firecakes – Jonathan Fox
Maple Glazed Pineapple and Bacon Donut

Photo by Anne Petersen.

Firefly Grill – Niall D. Campbell II
Cauliflower Bacon Panna Cotta – with crispy bacon fat sage

Flo & Santos – Mark Rimkus
Bacon Whiskey River Lasagna – bacon barrel-aged whiskey served with a bacon five-way lasagna (bacon pasta, bacon ricotta, bacon bits, bacon sauce and bacon)

Flo Cafe & Bar – Leonard Sanchez
Hatch Green Chile Bacon Quiche – Hatch green chile, scrambled eggs, aged sharp cheddar in a bacon bowl
Bacon Infused Bourbon Bloody Mary Shooter – shooter of housemade bacon-infused bourbon with our New Mexico red chile Bloody Mary mix


Glazed and Infused – Chris White
Maple Bacon Long John – yeast-raised long john with a maple glaze and a full strip of peppered bacon on top

Maple Bacon Long John

Honey Butter Fried Chicken – Christine Cikowski & Josh Kulp
Fried Chicken French Toast – with bacon honey butter and maple bourbon syrup

Howells & Hood – Brett Neubauer
Chicago Style Bacon Dog

HUB 51 – Mike Bellovich
Braised Applewood Bacon Tacos – with jalapeno slaw, oaxaca cheese, and cilantro

Husky Hog BBQ – Joseph Woodel
Smoked Bacon Garlic Soup & Bacon Hushpuppy – a duo of bacon-y goodness: hickory smoked bacon-garlic soup accompanied by a cherrywood smoked bacon hush puppy atop a dollop of smoked garlic mashed potatoes, drizzled with smoked bacon aioli

Hutch – Marc Wuenschel
Meatballs + Pork Belly – carbonara style, grilled bread

Kaiser Tiger – Roberto Jacabo
Bacon S’mores – roasted bacon marshmallows with chocolate bacon bark melted between graham crackers

Kama Bistro – Vikram Singh
Tandoori Pork Belly Namaste – braised pork belly: tamarind, jaggery, pickled spice BBQ glaze, charcoal tandoor smoked with bacon and rose jam

Le Bouchon – Oliver Poilevey & Scott Jambrosek
Bacon & Maple Macaron

Lobby Lounge
Bacon Popcorn – movie theatre popcorn with bacon seasoning and chunks of bacon goodness on top.

Bacon Popcorn

LOKaL – Artur Wnorowki
Bacon Lard Spread, Maple Crostini

Mercadito Counter – Aldo Ayala
Carnitas Style Bacon Taco – carnitas style bacon, cured onions and cilantro, spring greens slaw, bacon vinaigrette, crispy bacon, chicharron

Mindy’s Hot Chocolate – Amanda Barnes
Pig Liver & Bacon Mousse – aerated pig liver and bacon with crostini

Mrs. Murphy & Sons Irish Bistro – Jeanne Carlson
Irish Bacon Butty – Irish style back bacon on traditional Blaa style roll with homemade “HP Sauce”

Bacon Butty 900

Old Town Social – Steven Paul
Maple & Bacon Ricotta Gougere – paté choux with Gruyere cheese, baby bacon lardons, maple-whipped ricotta, crushed pistachio, bacon-fat powdered sugar

Osteria La Madia – Jonathan Fox
Bacon Ravioli

Paddy Long’s – Pat Berger
Bacon Wrapped Onion Rings – Alpha King beer-battered bacon-wrapped onion rings with house-made curry ketchup

Piece Restaurant – Bill Jacobs & Jonathan Cutler
Bacon Pizza & Roland Oatmeal Stout – New Haven style pizza with applewood smoked bacon

Pleasant House Bakery – Art & Chelsea Jackson
Royal Bacon and Apple Galettes – rustic open faced tarts

Public House – Alex Munoz
Pork Belly Carnitas

Quince Restaurant – Kristine Antonian
When Pigs Fly – chocolate bacon oreo, bacon pop rocks

Randolph Tavern – Wilbert Pagulayan
Pork Belly Kare Kare – peanut braised pork belly, green beans, bok choy

Red Butter – Monica Sehgal Sharma
Ancho-Chile Candied Bacon Bhel Puri – Indian street food at it’s BEST! Puffed rice salad with ancho chile candied bacon, potatoes, onions, cilantro, serrano pepper, mint chutney, tamarind chutney, lime and Indian spices

Signature Room at the 95th – Cardel Reid
Pastrami Pork Belly – scotch bonnet slaw, scorched fruit, bacon focaccia roll

Slurping Turtle – Takashi Yagihashi
Bacon Chiyawanmushi – shiitake mushrooms, gingko nuts, bacon-dashi glaze and wasabi

Spacca Napoli – Jonathan Goldsmith
Involtini di Melanzane – eggplant in a roll with smoked pancetta, fior di latte mozzarella, sage; oven roasted

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Sparrow Coffee Roastery – Chris Chacko

Stout Barrel House & Galley – Michael Matthews
Bourbon Braised Bacon Biscuit Slider – Buttermilk bacon cheddar jalapeño biscuit with bourbon braised bacon, pickled onion & zucchini, with a country style bacon gravy, topped with candied bacon & cayenne pepper

Table, Donkey and Stick – Scott Manley
Bacon Custard Pie

The Chop Shop – John Formica
Bacon Meringue Bites – bacon meringue disks, smoked applewood bacon mousse, bourbon maple bacon lardon, pickled red onion, micro chive

The Radler – Nathan Sears
PB&J – bacon peanut butter, bacon grape jam, bacon bread and bacon milk shot

The Salsa Truck – Dan Salls
Tamal de Tocino – bacon tamale with chipotle bacon crema

Troquet River North – Tim Davidson
Bacon Fromage Grillé (Bacon Grilled Cheese) – confit of bacon, truffled brioche, camembert, mornay sauce, shallot jam, mustard caviar

Unite Urban Grill – Trevin VanDyke
Grilled Hanger Steak Wrapped in Bacon – Painted Hills hanger steak, grilled and basted with house baste
Bacon Cocktail- mezcal, lemon, amaro, ginger, falernum

Untitled Supper Club – Ryan Kikkert
Bacon “Snickers” Bar – applewood smoked bacon, bacon fat caramel, bourbon nougat, peanuts, milk chocolate, sea salt

WHISK – Ricardo Rodriguez
Bacon Mac and Cheese Bites – homemade mac and cheese rolled into a ball, breaded with bacon, and deep-fried

Bao – Steamed Asian Buns
BBQ Pork Bao
Egg, Bacon and Cheddar Bao

Xoco Wicker Park – Rick Bayless
Albondigas Torta – Gunthorp Farms pork meatballs, black bean spread, chipotle spread, chipotle sauce, anejo cheese, cilantro

ZED451 – Michael McDonald
ZED451 Bacon Wrapped Bacon Dog – crispy maple cajun bacon-wrapped bacon hot dog, served Chicago Style

Sliders and beer


312 Chicago – Luca Corazzina
Bombolini con Pancetta – fried savory doughnuts stuffed with bacon, caramelized onion, served with Taleggio cheese fondue and Barolo Chinato chili reduction

676 Restaurant and Bar – Anthony Herve
Chef Duo – foie gras and lamb bacon crème brulee and a nueske bacon jam and scallops tartine

694 Wine & Spirits – Chris Dunstatter
The Baconater – The only way for the future of humanity to continue on is through this prized pork program. Stay tuned

Atwood – Brian Millman
Braised Pork Belly BLT – spicy tomato jam, pickled slaw, brioche

Bakin’ & Eggs – Bob and Gina Hartwig
Bacon Tomato Bisque Mini Cheddar Feuillette – applewood smoked pepper coated bacon tomato bisque
mini cheddar brioche feuillette

Bang Bang Pie Shop – Patrick Cloud
Bacon Studded BLT Biscuit – bacon potato chip and red ham gravy

Barn & Company – Gary Wiviott
Smoked Jalapeno Bacon Cracker Jack

Birchwood Kitchen – Jesse Williams
The Most Baconiest Salad Ever (It’s Healthy, Right?) – frisee and kale with bacon-braised onions, cheddar bacon frico, spicy maple bacon lardons, bacon fat cauliflower, and a mustard bacon vinaigrette

Bite Cafe – Dave Cooper
Chocolate and Bacon Creme Sandwich Cookie – you know, like an oreo

Bridge House Tavern – Mark Hemmer
Nueske’s Bacon Headcheese – bacon headcheese served with smoked strawberry rhubarb & camomile gelee, micro arugula and green apple

Charlatan – Matt Troost & Christophe Mayhew
Bacon Stroganoff – bacon pasta, paprika pork belly, bacon fried mushrooms

Davanti Enoteca – Katie Ziemann-Diersen
Chocolate Bacon Candy Bar – with bourbon toffee sauce and pretzel bacon crumble

Davanti Enoteca Candy Bar

e+o Food and Drink – Rodelio Aglibot
Bacon and Albacore Poke – Hawaiian style bacon and albacore poke laced with inamona, avocado, ginger, chili water, sesame and shoyu

Farmhouse Chicago – Trevor Fleming & Emily Kraszyk
Letherbee Flying Pigs – cotton candy, white chocolate, Letherbee Besk, bacon hand pie

Francesca’s Restaurants – Massimo Salatino
Budino al Caramello – caramel budino, applewood caramel sauce, salty chocolate bacon-covered pretzel

Francesca's Caramel budino

freestyle food + drink – Ariel Bagadiong
Pepper and Applewood Smoked Bacon Waffles – with Sriracha butter, chicken-fried bacon, bacon bourbon gravy, sour cream, and green onion

Frontier Chicago – Brian Jupiter
Bacon-Wrapped Fried Oysters – cornmeal crusted bacon wrapped fried oysters with shrimp and bacon aioli

Fulton Market Kitchen – Kyle Petersen
Seared Bacon – pickled tomatoes, spinach cream, garlic aioli, croutons

Gayle’s Best Ever Grilled Cheese – Gayle Voss
The Abreo – your choice of Prairie Pure Butterkase cheese with bacon onion jam or Prairie Pure White Cheddar cheese with honey crisp apple and bacon onion jam

GingerSnap Sweets & Such – Jen Templeton
Bacon Sugar Pie – Canadian sugar pie with cherrywood bacon brisee and bacon pecan nougatine

Hash House A Go Go – Brad Gold
Sweet and Spicy Pork Belly Hash – braised slab bacon cubed with house-made soy BBQ sauce, tossed with potatoes, jalapenos and pineapple

Homestead On The Roof – Chris “Chip” Davies
Bacon Falafel – green chickpea bacon falafel, spiced crème fraiche, meyer lemon/bacon jam

Hubbard Inn – Bob Zrenner
Oyster Rockefeller Sausage – blue pointe oysters, spinach, garlic, cherry smoked bacon, parmesan

III Forks Prime Steakhouse – Billy Caruso
Belly and Grits – crispy citrus cured pork belly on white cheddar and bacon stone ground grits with red eye jus

Knife & Tine – Richard Ginn
BBQ Pork Belly – cornmeal dumplings, collard kraut, crispy hominy

Libertad – Armando Gonzalez
Tamales de Tocino – tamales with cherrywood smoked bacon, guajillo pepper, hoja santa, and salsa de aguacate

Links Taproom – Grover Betts
Bacon-Apple Chicken Sausage – topped with apple-bacon slaw and cider jalapeno mustard

Marion Street Market – Bret Bohning
Pork Belly & Lobster Polenta with Smoked Short Rib

MAX’s Wine Dive – Jessica Brumleve
Pig in a Pig Blanket

Mercat a la Planxa – Evan Behmer
Pork and Manchego Croquettes – with bacon-ramp romesco

More – Patty Rothman
Bacon Maple Moresel Cupcake – bacon maple cake with a brown sugar maple buttercream garnished with house made bacon brittle – YUM!!

Moxee – Rob Stromm
Moxee Maque Choux- spicy corn chowder with bacon, smoked chicken, gulf shrimp, toasted corn, cream, sweet & hot peppers; served with bacon cornbread
Paired Moxee Beer

Naansense – Sahil Singh & Hiran N. Patel
Bacon Biryani – flavored/scented with saffron, green cardamom, star anise, bacon, topped with bacon onion marmalade
Self-Serve Chutney Station: garlic/mint yogurt, green chili chutney, apple tamarind, curry mayo, & red fire chili

nana – Jeremy Kiens
Bacon Durrito – bacon fat fried durrito with bacon salad


Osteria Langhe – Cameron Grant
Bacon Cigar

Paramount Room – Stephen Dunne
Bacon Chocolate Peanut Gougeres – a savory pastry filled with peanut butter & topped with warm chocolate and bacon

Pi Gallery Bar – Nick Martaus
The Bourbon Babe – “That’ll do, pig.” – cocoa nib-infused bourbon, maple black pepper simple syrup, plum bitters, and candied, applewood smoked bacon

Bourbon Babe

Pinstripes – Cesar Gutierrez
Pork Belly Risotto – braised pork belly served over bacon infused parmesan risotto
Salted Caramel Bacon Gelato – salted caramel bacon gelato garnished with a dark chocolate bacon cookie

Porkchop – Kenneth Robinson
Bacon Wrapped Rib Tips – slow smoked rib tips wrapped in bacon drizzled in bbq sauce

Revolution Brewing – Charlie Eure
Hopped Up House Cured Bacon – Spring Pea, Barrel Aged Hot Sauce

Rockit Bar and Grill/ Rockit Burger Bar – Amanda Downing
Bacon Chili – applewood smoked bacon, black beans, corn tortilla strips, sour cream, chives

Saigon Sisters – Matt Riordan
Thit Kho Ruoc Sa – bacon braised in lemongrass and fermented shrimp paste. With seasonal pickles

saigon sisters

Son Of A Butcher Tavern – Frank Valdez
Pickled Bacon Chowder – smoked oyster relish, toasted fennel cracker

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South Water Kitchen – Roger Waysok
BLT Skewers – thick cut bacon, lettuce, cherry tomato, toasted brioche, maple bacon aioli, on a skewer

Spencer’s Jolly Posh Foods – Nick Spencer
Earl Grey Bacon Jam Macaroons

Terzo Piano – Megan Neubeck
Banana-Bacon Whoopie Pie – marshmallow fluff, butterscotch

The Bedford & Carriage House – Mike Galen
Holy Molé Lil’ Bacon Smokies – bacon lil’ smokies, bacon molé sauce, bacon salt cured egg yolk

The Brixton – Kevin McMullen
Bacon Rangoon – housemade bacon sambal, scallions, bacon powder

The Dawson – Shaun King
Bacon Apple Aebleskiver – with maple creme fraiche

Three Aces – Matt Troost
Falafel Italiano – bacon and canellinni bean falafel with whipped bacon fat hummus, bacon sambal, and porchetta spiced tzatziki

Three Floyds Brewpub – Pat Niebling
Bacon and ‘Nduja Hot Link – with bacon jam, pickled fennel and Dark Lord hot sauce

Travelle – Tim Graham
Sweet Onion and Bacon Candle – a sweet onion and bacon marmalade topped with a bacon candle

TWO Restaurant and Bar – Kevin Cuddihee
Green Garlic and Bacon Sausage – applewood smoked bacon, berkshire pork, green garlic, herb and apple salad

Vanille Patisserie – Stacy Waldrop
Candied Bacon Caramel Tart – bacon fat bourbon caramel, candied bacon pieces, and maple mousse dome

Vie – Dan Compton
Bacon Slim Jim
Potato Bacon Soup

West Town Bakery & Diner – Chris Teixeira
Pork Fat Beignets – bacon marmalade, lemon jam

Zapatista – Alberto Mendez
Paella Fest – aged basmati rice, saffron sofrito, bacon broth, Mexican chorizo, applewood smoked pepper bacon-slab, green scallions
Baconada (Michelada with Bacon) – hand-squeezed lime juice, bacon-infused tomato juice, victoria beer, bacon bitters, bacon dust-rimmed garnish with a bacon skewer of jicama, cucumber, smoked gouda, and fresh jalapeno chile