Could a Baconfest be complete without Bakon Vodka?  Nope.  We at Baconfest Chicago are pleased to welcome back 3 year veteran sponsor BAKON VODKA for Baconfest Chicago 2012, April 14th at the UIC Forum.  They will be partnering with the great near-north restaurant and bar The Drum & Monkey to serve our guests the perfect Bakon-Vodka drink surprises.

Baconfest Chicago thanks BAKON VODKA and THE DRUM & MONKEY for their generous contributions to our bacon-bash, for their support of The Greater Chicago Food Depository, and for their help quenching the thirst of our guests caused by ALL. THAT. BACON.

About Bakon Vodka:

Bakon Vodka, the world’s first meat-flavored spirit is a gold-medal winning potato vodka with a smoky bacon flavor.  It was recently rated 93 points by Tasting Panel Magazine and is the perfect vodka for a Bloody Mary and many other creative cocktails.  Bakon Vodka retails for around $30 and can be found in many bars, restaurants and liquor stores nationwide. It’s currently available in about 30 states in the US. Detailed availability, recipes and other information are available on the company’s web site

About The Drum & Monkey:

The Drum & Monkey is a family friendly, pub restaurant in the heart of Chicago’s West Loop neighborhood.  They feature a simple “Comfort Food” menu which emphasizes pork as well as other home cooked entrees, sandwiches, and burgers.

The Drum & Monkey – 1435 West Taylor Street  Chicago, IL 60607 – 312-563-1874 – visit them at

About Baconfest Chicago:

On April 14th, 2012, 3000 ticketed guests will come together at the UIC Forum to celebrate bacon at the second annual Baconfest Chicago.  Over 100 celebrated chef-sponsors will provide tasting portions of creative bacon-inspired dishes.  An assortment of liquor sponsors will provide bacon-themed beverages to compliment these dishes.  Over twenty bacontrepreneurs will sample and sell bacon merchandise in the Baconfest Vendor Expo.  The event will feature the presentation of the Golden Rasher awards, the “Oscars” of bacon.  The Greater Chicago Food Depository will run a non-perishable food-drive at the event and will receive a portion of the ticket proceeds.  More information about the event and the organization can be found at