The Eleventh Annual Baconfest Chicago Recap

The Eleventh Annual Baconfest Chicago Recap

  • April 9, 2019

Last weekend, we presented the eleventh edition of the bacon-scented fever dream that is Baconfest Chicago – nearly 150 restaurants convened at the UIC Dorin Forum, along with beer-makers, distillers, wine merchants and bacon-makers to celebrate America’s favorite cured meat…

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Tips for 2019 Baconfest Ticket Holders

Tips for 2019 Baconfest Ticket Holders

  • April 2, 2019

Bacon Nation!  Baconfest is upon us.  If you bought a ticket, you should be getting this info via email, but if by chance you didn’t, here it is. If you read nothing else before attending Baconfest this weekend, please read…

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The Winner of the 2019 Bacon Poetry Contest

The Winner of the 2019 Bacon Poetry Contest

  • March 27, 2019

It was a banner year for Bacon Poetry. We had nearly forty entries. Some were long. Some were short. Some were funny. Some were sad. But one poem captured the hearts of the Baconfest Literary Panel with its brevity, wit,…

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DRINKS!

DRINKS!

  • March 22, 2019

Bacon, she is a cruel and fickle mistress.  Tastes great! Provides a savory foundation for hundreds of chefs to create ingenious dishes! Smells like heaven. But friends, let’s be real. Bacon, she can make you thirsty.  Not thirsty like Jason Momoa…

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Win VIP Tickets with your Bacon Poetry

Win VIP Tickets with your Bacon Poetry

  • March 13, 2019

Hello Bacon Nation, Baconfest is right around the corner. On April 5 and 6, the best chefs in town will gather at the UIC Dorin Forum for three bacon-filled sessions to celebrate bacon in all its forms. You can go to Baconfest!  Tickets…

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What Chefs!? Which Shifts!? The Schedule is Out!

What Chefs!? Which Shifts!? The Schedule is Out!

  • February 21, 2019

Friends, I won’t bore you with purple prose or flowery descriptions of the latest developments in our Baconfest production calendar. But, I will say this.  I’m excited for Baconfest this year. We have a special Friday VIP-only bacon-ramen pop-up from…

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Baconfest Chefs – First Look for 2019

Baconfest Chefs – First Look for 2019

  • January 31, 2019

It’s the end of January! Temps outside have risen to a balmy -8 degrees F from the polar vortex’s bitter lows, but if you’re like me, you’re still hunkered down in your house, wrapped in three thermal layers and listening…

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Tips for 2018 Baconfest Ticket Holders

Tips for 2018 Baconfest Ticket Holders

  • April 2, 2018

Bacon Nation!  Baconfest is upon us.  If you bought a ticket, you should be getting this info via email, but if by chance you didn’t, here it is. If you read nothing else before attending Baconfest this weekend, please read…

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Bulleit Frontier Whiskey Makes Its Baconfest Debut!

Bulleit Frontier Whiskey Makes Its Baconfest Debut!

  • April 2, 2018

It’s a great year for whiskey at Baconfest!  We’re so excited to have added Bulleit Frontier Whiskey to the spirits line-up. They’ll be pouring samples of their whole product line: Bulleit Bourbon Bulleit Rye Bulleit 10-Year Bourbon – Plus! A…

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Mmmm…. beer! LAGUNITAS is Back!

Mmmm…. beer! LAGUNITAS is Back!

  • April 1, 2018

Baconfest Chicago is proud to welcome back our friends from sunny California (and the Southwest side), Lagunitas Brewing Company! They’ll be with us on April 6 and 7 pouring a variety of seasonal flavors for the thirsty bacon-devouring throngs. It’s not too late to…

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