OSTERIA LA MADIA – Jonathan Fox

OSTERIA LA MADIA – Jonathan Fox

  Website – Facebook – Twitter 59 W. Grand Ave. • Chicago, IL 60654 312.329.0400 Hours: Monday-Tuesday – 11:15a.m. – 11:15p.m. Wednesday-Saturday – 11:15a.m. – 1:a.m. Sunday – noon – 10pm. At OSTERIA LA MADIA, two pleasures – great food and…

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INOVASI – John des Rosiers

INOVASI – John des Rosiers

Website – Facebook – Twitter 28 E. Center  Ave. • Lake Bluff, IL 60044 847.295.1000 HOURS: Monday: Lunch – 11:30 – 2, Dinner – 5:30 Tuesday: Lunch – 11:30 – 2, Dinner – 5:30 Wednesday: Lunch – 11:30 – 2, Dinner…

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HEAVEN ON SEVEN – Jimmy Bannos Sr.

HEAVEN ON SEVEN – Jimmy Bannos Sr.

JIMMY BANNOS Chef/Owner, Heaven On Seven Restaurant Jimmy Bannos, a third-generation restaurateur, worked at his parents’ diner when he was growing up between the age of 9 and 20. After receiving his formal culinary education at Washburne Trade School, Bannos…

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GIRL & THE GOAT – Stephanie Izard

GIRL & THE GOAT – Stephanie Izard

Website – Facebook – Twitter 809 W. Randolph Chicago, IL 60661 312-492-6262 Dinner: Monday – Friday: 4:30pm – 11:00pm Saturday & Sunday: 4:30pm – 12:00am STEPHANIE IZARD, EXECUTIVE CHEF/PARTNER, GIRL & THE GOAT Stephanie Izard, James Beard “Best Chef: Great Lakes,”…

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CUSTOM HOUSE TAVERN – Perry Hendrix

CUSTOM HOUSE TAVERN – Perry Hendrix

Website – Facebook – Twitter 500 S. Dearborn Street Chicago, Illinois 60605 Phone: 312-523-0200 Hours: Breakfast: Mon-Fri 7-9am, Sat & Sun 8-10am, Lunch: Mon-Sat 11:30am-2pm, Dinner: Mon-Sun 5-10pm, Brunch on Saturday & Sunday from 10:30 – 4pm. Custom House Tavern…

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CHIZAKAYA – Harold Jurado

CHIZAKAYA – Harold Jurado

Website – Facebook – Twitter 3056 N. Lincoln Avenue Chicago IL, 60657 Phone: 773-697-4725 Hours: Monday-Thursday: 5pm-11:30pm Friday-Saturday: 5pm-12pm Closed Sunday Chef Harold Jurado Harold Jurado has cooking in his blood—his mother is chef and baker for a family-owned Filipino…

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Chef Chris Curren

Chef Chris Curren

Chef Chris Curren Born July 20th, 1979 in Niskayuna, NY Chris Curren spent his formative years growing up in Cleveland, Ohio. Curren recalls his earliest culinary memories taking over the kitchen in his family home.“When I was around eleven years…

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THE BEDFORD – Michael Galen

THE BEDFORD – Michael Galen

Website – Facebook – Twitter 1612 West Division Street in the Wicker Park neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois 773.235.8800 Hours: Monday through Friday • 5pm – 2am Saturday • 5pm – 3am The Bedford is a local kitchen + bar serving…

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694 WINE & SPIRITS – Chris Dunstatter

694 WINE & SPIRITS – Chris Dunstatter

Website – Facebook – Twitter 694 N. Milwaukeee Avenue Chicago, IL 60642 312.492.6620 Open everyday at 5 p.m. – Outdoor patio always open. Formerly known as Juicy Wine Bar, or just Juicy – you may have heard of their famous…

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GIVE THE GIFT OF BACONFEST CHICAGO 2011

GIVE THE GIFT OF BACONFEST CHICAGO 2011 Greetings Bacon-Nation: Well, inspired by the fact that people like to buy stuff around the Holidays, we at Baconfest Chicago decided to get in on the action. We have a VERY limited offer…

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Baconfest Chicago Vendor Registration Now OPEN!

Hello Bacon-Nation: So the Baconfest Chicago Triumvirate is hard at work lining up Vendors to exhibit at Baconfest Chicago 2011 on April 9th at the UIC FORUM. Any suggestions? Anyone from Artisan bacon-makers to bacon-crafts people, makers of Bacon-sweets, etc……

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BALSAN – Jason McLeod

BALSAN – Jason McLeod

Jason McLeod (Balsan at the Elysian) Executive Chef Jason McLeod leads the culinary vision of Elysian’s two locations, Balsan and Ria, offering an expertise honed in some of the most celebrated restaurants, hotels, resorts, and spas. Prior to Elysian, McLeod…

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Illinois Pork Producers

Illinois Pork Producers

For 2011 see also: Announcing Baconfest Chicago’s New Presenting Sponsor: The Illinois Pork Producers Association (IPPA) – Farmers Support Baconfest Chicago, Benefit Local Foodbank The Illinois Pork Producers Association (IPPA) is an agricultural trade association representing more than 2,900 pork…

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