Could a Baconfest be complete without Bakon Vodka?  Nope.  We at Baconfest Chicago are pleased to welcome back veteran sponsor BAKON VODKA for Baconfest Chicago 2011, April 9th at the UIC Forum.  They will be partnering with the great Lakeview restaurant and bar THE PIGGERY to serve our guests the perfect Bakon Chocolate Martini and other Bakon drink surprises.

The Illinois Pork Producers Association and Baconfest Chicago thank BAKON VODKA and THE PIGGERY for their generous contribution 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 Piggery:

The Piggery is a family friendly, sports themed restaurant in the heart of Chicago’s Lake View neighborhood.  They feature the same Flintstone size, fall off the bone ribs that have been served at their location for over 65 years.  They have a “Comfort Food” menu which emphasizes pork as well as other home cooked entrees, sandwiches, and burgers.  Their buns and desserts are baked fresh daily.  The Piggery strives to be “The Place” for North Center, Lake View, and Wrigleyville neighbors to catch their favorite sporting events while enjoying their full bar and patio.

The Piggery – 1625 West Irving Park Road, Chicago, Illinois 60613 – 773-281-7447 – visit them at

About Baconfest Chicago:

On April 9, 2011, 2000 ticketed guests will come together at the UIC Forum to celebrate bacon at the second annual Baconfest Chicago.  Over 50 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