2017 Menu

This is LAST year’s menu!  2018 Menu coming in March 2018!


1901 at Ace Bounce – Rick Gresh
Mini Bacon Tacos – bacon “taco meat”, bacon taco shell, cheddar, lettuce, sour cream


676 Restaurant and Bar – Jimmy Lisnard
Bacon Pho

Bang Bang Pie + Biscuits – Emily Stewart
Bacon Studded Biscuit with Bacon Infused Jam

Belly Up Smokehouse & Saloon – Julio Ambriz
Homemade Chocolate Brownie Cake – topped with our house-rub candied bacon with a bourbon caramel glaze

Black Dog Gelato – Jessica Oloroso
Bacon Fat Jelly Roll – chocolate Espresso cake, bacon fat gelato, candied bacon and black fig jam, burnt marshmallow

Boleo – Jessica Lambert
A Special Cocktail

Carlucci Restaurant – David Oland
Smoked bacon and pancetta arancini with bacon jam – traditional fried risotto ball with bacon, onion and pancetta “jam”

Chengdu Impression – Ryan Hu
Twice Cooked Pork – sichuan style stir fried pork belly bacon with leeks and red peppers

Chicago’s Community Kitchens – Karmela Galicia
Bacon Pecan Bar

ConEcepts – Turon Cummings
Bacon Mac ‘n Cheese with Pecan Bacon Brittle

Cooking Skills Academy – Paul Guerrero
Promiscuous Pork Belly – 48 hour red braised pork belly

Devon Seafood Grill – David Rolon
Smoked Duck Pate with Candied Bacon Jam – served over crostini

Earl’s BBQ – Art Wnorowski
Smoked Potato-Bacon Soup

Edzo’s Burger Shop – Eddie Lakin
Peanut-Butter Bacon Krispie Treats

El Mariachi Tequila Bar & Grill – Eduardo Hermenegildo
Nueske’s ​Bacon & ​Potato ​​Croquette ​al Tequila​ – Yukon gold potatoes​, ​Nueske’s bacon bits​, guajillo panko bread crumbs, citrus agave infused tequila mayonnaise garnished with green onions

Filini – Aaron McKay
Bacon Focaccia Grilled Cheese and Apple Bacon Cream Soda – bacon focaccia, Taleggio, smoked tomato aioli served with Apple Bacon Cream Soda

FORK – Timothy Cottini and Charlie Zieseral
Homemade Bacon Texas Tommy – homemade bacon sausage, studded with cheddar cheese, wrapped in bacon with a bacon ketchup


Italian Village Restaurants – Jose Torres
Bacon Lobster Manicotti – bacon “crepe” shell filled with Nueske’s bacon, Maine lobster and seasoned ricotta cheese, with bacon arrabiatta sauce

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Jam – Ian Voakes
Smoked Boar BLT – Mindoro Blue biscuit, smoked wild boar belly bacon, tomato jam, arugula

Jerry’s – Mark Bires
Jerry’s Bacon Sandwich – candied bacon, onion-bacon jam, cheddar, lettuce, maple aioli, parmesan roll

Jordan’s Food of Distinction – Stephanie Galvin
Lobster Pork Cappuccino – slow braised applewood smoked pork belly with creamy shallot-cented lobster bisque and chive oil

Kerasotes Theatres – Joseph Ritter
Bourbon Bacon Caramel Corn – popcorn coated with bourbon-infused caramel sauce with bits of maple glazed bacon


Madison Tavern – Wilbert Pagulayan
Coconut Braised Pork Belly – coconut and soy braised pork belly with bacon caviar, roasted cauliflower puree

Mastro’s – Rida Ennassiri
Steak Bacon – Brown sugar roasted and maple-bourbon glazed

Mercat a la Planxa – Diego Amat
Bacon Consomme – Mussels, bacon cracker

Mia Passione – Paul Guerrero
Bacon Butternut Squash Meatballs & Gravy – pine nuts, sage, and San Marzano tomatoes

Michael Jordan Steak House – Craig Couper
Bacon Gumbo File

MJSH Gumbo

Monti’s – James Gottwald
Bourbon Braised Bacon with a Smoked Corn Polenta – garnished with candied cherry peppers.

N’awlins Edibles Traveling Personal Chef & Caterer – Cheryl Bowman
Bacon Jambalaya with Cajun Veloute – rice-based dish with bacon crumbles, tomatoes, spices and Cajun sauce

Nonna Santi’s Biscotti – Jo-Marie Frigo

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Novo – Corey Laub
Shrimp and Grit Croquettes – bacon bits, shrimp, lemon, truffle, parmesan, chive, worcestershire, spices, balled, breaded and fried; served with a bacon aioli, and bacon powder

Park Grill at Millennium Park – Alfredo Sandoval
El Porkeño Norteño – mini-weeny, stuffed with confit bacon & jack cheese, wrapped in Nueske’s bacon, topped with mayo-jalapeno mustard relish and pico de puerco on a brioche bun

Pinstripes – Cesar Gutierrez
Goat Cheese & Cashew Gelato – housemade goat cheese and cashew gelato served with candied peppercorn bacon and a bacon-infused waffle cone

Primehouse – Dino Tsaknis
Bacon Japanese Cheesecake – with cherry and bacon

Revolucion Steakhouse – Ivan Roa
Nueske’s Smoked ​Bacon Street Esquites – Nueske’s bacon, grilled corn, smoked green onions, queso coitja, mayonnaise, lime crema, chicharron-chile powder

Ronero – Cory Morris
Bolitos de Cubano – Iberico bacon, mustard, jamon, rum pickled summer squash

Salero – Ashlee Aubin
Bacon Gnocchi with Peas and Parmesan

Slurping Turtle – Takashi Yagahashi
Bacon Bincho – prune wrapped with bacon deep fried in bacon fat, served on a stick

Smack Dab – Axel Erkenswick
Biscuits and Gravy with Bacon Jam – our highly delicious cheesy herb biscuits, gravy and house-made bacon jam

State and Lake Chicago Tavern and Roof on the Wit – Nathan Sears
Bacon Rillette (Bacon Tasty Paste, Pickled Mustard Seed, Crispy Shallot)
Bacon Falafel (Cocido Mayo, Chickpea Crumbs, Chorizo)

The Grandstander – David Reyes
Bacon Arancini with Romesco Sauce – fried risotto balls stuffed with bacon served with traditional red pepper romesco sauce.

The Grillroom Chophouse and Winebar
Cheddar Bacon Mac ‘n Cheese – Grillroom’s delicious homemade cheddar sauce, with bacon and a dab of sour cream!

The Radler – John Crue
Bacon Cheddar Brat – with Goose Island Bourbon County beer cheese, pickled onion, chervil and bacon pretzel bread crumbs

Vie – Dan Compton
Bacon-o Tonnato – slow-cooked bacon, preserved tuna mayonnaise, bacon fat-fried capers, meyer lemon

Volume 39 – Nick Sutton
Smoked Bacon Mousse – with crisp spicy bacon, apple butter, housemade shallot pickle, aged Cabernet vinegar

Wyler Road – Sue Litz
BLFGT – Nueske’s bacon, lettuce, fried green tomato, hollandaise, DVR’s hot butter, challah

ZED451 – Andrea Williams
Grilled Maple Cajun Bacon – with Gorgonzola Dolce sauce and apple slaw


Antique Taco – Rick Ortiz
Carnita Taco – roasted pork, queso, pickled onion, Nueske’s bacon, tortilla verde

Arbella – Najib Chabebe
Homemade Bacon Donut Hole   – injected with a spiced rum custard sprinkled with diced candied bacon.

Autre Monde Café & Spirits – Dan Pancake & Beth Partridge
Green Chile Bacon Meatballs

Bacaro – Drew Starkey
Bacon Noodle Soup – bacon noodles, spring vegetables, bacon brodo

Bar Takito – Alberto Mendez

Big Jones – Paul Fehribach
Bacon and apple sorghum cake – bacon and apple sticky sorghum cake, honeyed bacon ice cream, bacon rum caramel, bacon Madeira syllabub

Bistro Campagne – Luke Creagan
Bacon and Rabbit Pate – with Chimay Sabayon and coriander on fleur de sel crostini

Bottlefork – Kevin Hickey
Bacon Churros

Cantina Laredo – Hector Rivera
Bacon Jam Tostadas – bacon jam with jalapeños, molasses, apricots and caramelized onions on a tostada

Carnivale – Rodolfo Cuadros
Iberico Bacon & Foie Gras Parfait – bacon foie gras mousse, salted onion caramel, ricotta cheese foam, pickled cherry, pork chicharron

Chicago Firehouse Restaurant – Carlos DeLeon
Bacon Foie Gras Toast

Chop Shop – Nick Moretti
The Butcher’s Bacon

Community Tavern – Joey Beato
Bacon and Prawn Dumplings with Spicy Coconut Puree – dumpling wrappers filled with bacon lardons, lime, shallot, ginger, fermented cherry bomb peppers, herbs, pureed gulf prawns, and cream cheese on top of a red-chili coconut puree

Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants – Matt McMillin
Cooper’s Hawk Chef’s Snack Plate – Stracciatella, candied Nueske’s bacon, fig jam, polenta crostini, smoked honey, microgreens

Firecakes Donuts – Jonathan Fox
Maple Bacon Donut


Flo & Santos – Mark Rimkus
Da Bacon Reuben

Hearth at The Homestead – John “Woody” Linton
Bacon Hash Pierogi – egg yolk puree, smoked maple, rhubarb

Homestead on the Roof – Scott Shulman
Pork Belly Al Pastor – bao bun topped with pork belly finished with pineapple kimchi

Honey Butter Fried Chicken – Christine Cikowski and Josh Kulp
Loaded Mash! – schmaltz smashed potatoes, fried chicken, pimento Buffalo sauce, bacon crunchies, and chive crema

Howells & Hood – Brett Faldstein
Adobo Porkbelly & Plantain Skewer – tres amigo sauce, grilled pineapple chutney

Hutch American Bistro – Marc Wuenschel
Meatballs + pork belly – meatballs + pork belly carbonara style

Hutch Meatball

Imperial Lamian – Victor Chong
Bacon Char Siu Bao – sweet bun filled with BBQ applewood smoked bacon, ginger and shallots, topped with crispy bacon bits

Jellyfish – Hector Marcial

Jerk Modern Jamaican Grill – Dion Solano
Chocolate Candied Jerk Bacon Pop – delicious applewood smoked bacon seasoned with our spicy “Rude Boy” Jerk marinade, caramelized in cane sugar and covered in semi sweet chocolate

Kaiser Tiger – Roberto Jacabo
BBQ Bacon Meatballs – bacon and beef meatballs cooked in our house made Alpha King BBQ sauce

Kinzie Chophouse – Susan Frasca
Chocolate Bacon Toffee Gelato – homemade vanilla bean gelato blended with our rendition of an english toffee infused with applewood smoked bacon

Kitty O’Sheas – Mario Garcia
Double Pig on a Stick

Le Bouchon & La Sardine – Oliver Poilevey & Scott Jambrosek
Maple-Bacon Macaron


Lokal – Art Wnorowski
Potato Pierogi – with applewood smoked bacon, leeks and sour cream

Orso’s Restaurant – Victor Flores
Mama Orso’s Meatballs – Italian meatball wrapped in bacon with spicy marinara sauce

Paddy Long’s – Krystin Fuller
Bacon Stout Custard Banana French Toast – maple bacon jam, stout cream cheese icing

Paulie Gee’s Logan Square – Derrick Tung
Swine-a-mon Roll – pastry dough and bacon jam swirl, Mike’s Hot Honey drizzle, sliced bacon candied in Mike’s Hot Honey garnish

Peckish Pig – Deborah Evans
Bacon Fat Popcorn with Salted Caramel

Piece Pizzeria – Bill Jacobs and Jonathan Cutler
Applewood Smoked Bacon Pizza paired with Dark Bier


Pork & Mindy’s – Jeff Mauro
Pig Candy Cannoli

Rack House Tavern – Bryant Anderson
Fried Green Tomato BLT – cornmeal crusted green tomato, bacon marmalade, Parmesan-bacon aioli, house cured garlic-peppercorn bacon, fresh arugula, toasted bun

Saigon Sisters – Kevin Marquardt
Chow Fun Noodle Roll with bacon, scallions, and dried shrimp. – wheat and rice flour noodle, bacon, garlic, shellfish, pork rind

Sheekar Delights – Diane Joseph
Maple Bacon and Bourbon Premium Baklava – paper thin phyllo sheets hand buttered and rolled with freshly chopped walnuts and crispy applewood bacon, baked to perfection and drizzled with our legendary syrup infused with Kentucky maple bourbon


Smylie Brothers Brewing Co. – Grant Carey
Applewood Smoked Bacon Pâté – pork & bacon pâté wrapped in applewood smoked bacon, served with beer mustard and cornichons

South Water Kitchen – Roger Waysok
Blue Cheese and Bacon Pierogi – bacon, blue cheese, and potato pierogi, caramelized bacon and onion, sour cream

Spacca Napoli – Jonathan Goldsmith
Arancini all’Amatriciana – Aquarello rice ball with guanciale, tomato, pecorino, Calabrian chili peppers

The Dawson – Jordan Parker
Bacon brioche donut, maple bacon cream, maple bacon glaze. Bacon butter coffee

The Duck Inn – Kevin Hickey
Frankenduckie – bacon wrapped duck fat hot dog, Wisconsin cheddar sauce, Calabrian chili relish

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The Signature Room at the 95th – Cardel Reid
Bourbon-Glazed Smoked Pork Shoulder Taco – with pineapple, black bean, jalapeno pico, Nueske’s Applewood Smoked Bacon, cilantro

Troquet River North – Tim Davidson
Little Piggy Buns

Uncommon Ground Edgewater
Belly Buttons – pork belly sliders, navel jam, silver dollar buns

untitled supper club – Bryan Collante
Bacon Breakfast Buns

West Town Bakery – Chris Teixeira
Bourbon Bacon Doughnuts – Chocolate Bacon Cream Puff

WhirlyBall – Justin Vaiciunas
Chai BBQ Bacon – chai BBQ sauce, roasted bacon, coconut milk

Wild Monk
Smoked Pulled Pork Slider on Bacon Fat Brioche Bun – garnished with dehydrated bacon, served with bourbon & bacon candied pork rinds

Wildfire Restaurant
Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin – served with bacon, apples & cabbage

Wow Bao Restaurant
Bao (Hot Steamed Asian buns) – Egg, Bacon and Cheddar Bao (one of the most popular breakfast flavors)
BBQ Pork Bao (traditional, but all time favorite bao to many pork lovers)



312Chicago – Luca Corazzina
Bacon Brownies – with bourbon gelato and bacon caramel sauce

Amazing Edibles Catering – Alexi Mandolini
Charred Corn, Cheddar and Bacon Fritter – with tomato jam

Bakin’ & Eggs – Bob Hartwig
Maple Pepper Cornbread with Signature Cheese Grits – signature cheese grits, maple pepper cornbread, bacon BBQ glaze and bacon crisps; served with bacon chocolate chip cookies

Baptiste & Bottle – James Lintelmann
Maple Gravy Bacon Bomb – maple and bacon make sweet savory love in the confines of a buttery flaky biscuit

Barn & Company – Gary Wiviott
Kung Pao Bacon

Bon Appetit @ The Art Institute of Chicago – Charles Haracz
Bourbon Maple Bacon Cake Pop – sweet & salty with a little kick, if you know what I mean 😉

Bridge House Tavern
Rumaki – Traditional Tiki Bar Hors D’oeuvre – water chestnut and duck liver wrapped in thick cut Nueske’s Applewood Smoked Bacon, served with candied ginger and a soy & stout sauce.

Charlatan – Matt Troost
Black Sabbath’s “Whore” Pigs – fried bacon-stuffed olives puttanesca style with preserved lemon and bacon fat aioli

Current – Alfredo Anaya
Braised Pork Belly – quail devil egg, aged balsamic-cider pearls

Dimo’s Pizza – Steve Hofstad
‘Murica – Braised Bacon, Pimento Cheese, Apples

Edge of Sweetness – Paige Tyler
Bourbon Bacon Caramel Popcorn
Chocolate Peanut Butter Salted Caramel Bacon Fudge

Farmhouse Chicago
Buttermilk Bacon Piggy Pancakes & All the Bacon Fixin’s

Flo Cafe & Bar – Leonard Sanchez
Bacon Rabbit Green Chile Sausage – smoked bacon, rabbit meat, hatch green chile sausages with a port wine mustard

Fourteen Sixteen – Bret Bohning
Braised Pork Belly, Pickled Ramp and Lamb Salad – brown butter & white balsamic emulsion

Franklee-Delish – Ellice Talbert
Rhubarb Strawberry Meringue Pie – with bacon brittle

Freehand Chicago – Jonathan Meyer
Braised Bacon Pozole Verde

Glazed and Infused – Kevin Gomez
Maple Bacon Long John and a Surprise Donut


Hash House A Go Go
Pork Belly Hash – braised pork belly, jalapenos, pineapple and crispy potatoes

Hubbard Inn – Matt Wilde
Melted bacon caramelized onion soup – accompanied with bacon croque-monsieur; finished with rosemary black pepper smoke

Lavergne’s Tavern – Mark Downing
Bacon, Jalepeno & Vidalia Onion Jam & Pimento Cheese Crostini – bacon fat ciabatta crostini, Irish Dubliner pimento cheese, bacon jalepeno vidalia onion jam

Links Taproom – Cary Michael
Spicy Chorizo Link with Bacon & Beer Onions – three-chile chorizo link topped with applewood bacon and beer onions, served on a bun

Market House – Daniel Marquis
Tostada Chicharon – braised bacon, pickled jalapeno, black beans, cotija, avocado crema.

McQ’s Bar and Grill
American Triple “B” Burger – applewood smoked bacon burger with bacon jam, candied bacon and American cheese on an Asiago black pepper roll

More – Patty Rothman
Bacon Maple Cupcakes – topped with housemade bacon brittle


Moxee BBQ & Mad Mouse Brewery – Rob Strom
Three Little Pigs In A Blanket – house-made bacon sausage wrapped in Nueske bacon, hickory smoked then baked in puff pastry and served with a maple-Bourbon-bacon & black peppercorn chutney

Naansense – Hiran Patel & Sahil Singh
Bacon Chaat – sweet savory spicy crunchy staple throughout the streets of India

Old Town Social – Cordero Miller
Pulled Bacon Rolls – pulled bacon wrapped in crispy wontons and deep fried

Osteria Langhe / Animale – Cameron Grant
BLAT Gnocchi – Diagnosis Delicious

Porkchop – Kenneth Robinson
Bacon Bourbon Cornbread with Honey Butter

Prime & Provisions – Joseph Rizza
House-Flared Thick-Cut Bacon – black pepper, Michigan maple syrup, dark chocolate

PUBLIC HOUSE – Jeremy Tannehill
Deviled Eggs

Rockit Bar and Grill – Michael Sheerin
Bacon Meatloaf

Sable – Shane Graybeal
Bacon Cheeseburger

Son of A Butcher by WHISK – Ricardo Rodriguez
Bourbon sweet potato bisque with sweet potato and bacon hash

Stan’s Donuts & Coffee – Rich Labriola
Maple Caramel Bacon Pecan Bar – buttermilk cake donut topped with a sweet and savory mélange of maple & caramel glaze, fresh pecans, and, of course, BACON!


Sunda New Asian – Jess Deguzman
Iberico Bacon Poke with Watermelon – seaweed, sesame seeds, scallions, shallots, sesame soy sauce

The Bad Apple – Craig Fass
Count Porcula’s Drac Snacks – bacon and boudin croquette and habanero and red cabbage slaw

The Blanchard – Ryan Burns
Frisee Aux Lardon – farm eggs, marinated tomato, haricot vert

The Roaming Hog – Eddie Aguilar
Vietnamese Pork Belly – marinated and sous vide pork belly with fresh herbs and peanut/peanut sauce

Three Floyds Brewpub – Pat Niebling
Empanada with Confit Bacon and XO

Ugo’s Kitchen & Bar – Stephen Hasson
Bacon Cannoli – Bacon fat cannoli shell, Bacon infused ricotta, pistachio, aged balsamic

WHISK – David Rodriguez
Peanut Butter Chocolate and Bacon Cheesecake

Wood Fire Counter – Kevin Whittier
Bacon-Wrapped Pork Belly

World Of Whirlpool – Ender Oktayuren
Bacon Explosion – bacon roll, bacon aioli, bacon cheddar, bacon creme brulee, bacon blueberries

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Yolk – Juan Soto
Chicken ‘n’ Waffles – bacon waffle topped with crispy fried boneless chicken breast & sausage gravy

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