Dear Bacon Nation,

Andre Vonbaconvitch here just checking in to say Happy 2011.  As of today, exactly 83 days until Baconfest Chicago 2011.  CAN NOT WAIT!

Keep an eye out in the next weeks for some major announcements re: the all star Chef line-up for April 9th and General Admission Ticket Sales info – as well as some exciting news about some new Baconfest Chicago Sponsors coming aboard.  Let the steady crescendo towards BFC 2011 begin!!!

Meanwhile, we wanted to invite you to chillax with members of the Baconfest Chicago Triumvirate at Provenance Food & Wine in Logan Square (2528 N. California Avenue) next Saturday January 22nd from 3pm-6pm.

They’re having a mini bacon event featuring swine-filled goodness from Rich Chocolates & Candies, Brand BBQ, and Baconfest Chicago favorite Spencer’s Jolly Posh British & Irish Foods among others.  (And yes, Nick Spencer will no doubt be sampling his meat (yeah yeah yeah, I know, sounds dirty.))

Baconfest Seth and Michael will be there doing a raffle for Baconfest Chicago 2011 tickets as well as T-shirts, and just generally connecting with Logan Square Bacon fans in the friendly confines of Provenance.

Swing by, hang out, peruse the fine gourmet offerings of Tracy Kellner and the Provenance gang, and say hello.

Again:  Saturday January 22nd from 3pm-6pm at Provenance Food & Wine in Logan Square (2528 N. California Avenue)