April 1 – April 30
Experience Baconfest All Month Long!
Support the Greater Chicago Food Depository!

Each of the restaurants below will feature their Bacon Special during Bacon Month and donate a portion of the proceeds to the Greater Chicago Food Depository.  Try them all!

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311 West Chicago Avenue
Pork Belly Taco ($7) – crispy pork belly, pico de gallo, pickled radishes,  chorizo chipotle aioli, corn tortilla
Reserve with OpenTable: Lunch / Dinner

1 West Washington Street
Bacon  ($8) – Bacon “slab”, Bacon fat fried capers and Brussels, lemon-garlic aioli
Reserve with OpenTable: Lunch / Dinner

Bistro Dre
2965 North Lincoln Avenue
Bacon and Quinoa Crusted Whitefish ($22) – with a Lemon and Fennel Vinaigrette
Reserve with OpenTable: Lunch / Dinner

441 North Clark Street
Wood Grilled Ground Bacon Burger ($17) -Vermillion Blue + Shoestring Potatoes + Special Sauce
Reserve with OpenTable: Lunch / Dinner

Bread & Wine
3734 West Irving Park Road
Smoked pork belly mortadella ($13) – smoked pork belly mortadella, bacon mostarda, spicy greens, pickled onion
Reserve with OpenTable: Lunch / Dinner

Bridge House Tavern
321 North Clark Street
Bacon-n-Barley ($13) – Thick-cut grilled Nueske’s bacon, barley, oyster mushrooms, asparagus, white bean and parmesan puree, maple brown butter.
Reserve with OpenTable: Lunch / Dinner

Burger Bar Chicago
1578 North Clybourn Avenue
Belly Up Burger ($15) – Premium ½ pound Angus Beef burger topped with cider-braised pork belly, fresh apple slaw, finished with roasted garlic aioli
Make reservation here

1801 Butterfield Rd (Downers Grove)
Gnocchi Bolognese ($TBD) – Hand-rolled fresh ricotta and herbs gnocchi, applewood smoked bacon bolognese with powdered bacon
Reserve with OpenTable: Lunch / Dinner

Edzo’s Burger Shop
2218 North Lincoln Avenue
1571 Sherman Avenue (Evanston)

Maple-Bacon Milkshake ($5.50) – Vanilla ice cream blended with maple-bacon salted caramel and crispy Nueske’s bacon bits.

EPIC Restaurant
112 West Hubbard Street
Bacon, Bourbon & Cheese Agnolotti ($27) – Bacon & Black Truffle Cream finished with Bacon Almond Oil.
Reserve with OpenTable: Lunch / Dinner

68 West Hubbard Street
Maple Glazed Pineapple Bacon Donut ($1.89)

4600 North Lincoln Avenue
Wake’n & Bake’n ($11) – A dish inspired by bacon meant to get the body, mind & cholesterol up!
Reserve with OpenTable: Lunch / Dinner

The Gage
24 South Michigan Avenue
The Smoked Salmon BLT ($TBD Lunch Only) – with dill-marinated cucumber and caper Aioli
Reserve with OpenTable: Lunch

GingerSnap Sweets & Such
1416 West Irving Park Road
Bacon Nougat  Nougat candy ($8) – with bacon & pecan

Howells & Hood
435 North Michigan Avenue
Pork Belly Reuben ($15) – Corned pork belly, bacon braised cabbage, bacon fat 1000 island dressing, sweet Swiss, pumpernickel
Reserve with OpenTable: Lunch / Dinner

Italian Village Restaurants
71 West Monroe Street
Baked Lasagne Carbonara ($17.75) – Pasta sheets layered with Parmesan cheese, Nueske’s bacon Bolognese and Béchamel topped with Nueske’s bacon Carbonara sauce and fresh peas.    (Offered at dinner only)
Reserve La Cantina with OpenTable: Dinner
Reserve Vivere with Open Table: Dinner

La Madia
59 W. Grand Ave.
Bacon Bruschette ($9) – Bacon Bruschette – whipped ricotta, spinach, roasted tomato & balsamic glaze
Reserve with OpenTable: Lunch / Dinner

La Taberna Tapas on Halsted
1301 South Halsted Street
Bacon wrapped dates ($7) -Bacon wrapped dates stuffed with chistorra, sherry solera reduction.
Reserve with OpenTable: Lunch / Dinner

May Street Cafe Contemporary Latin
1146 West Cermak Road
Flan de guava con bacon y jalapeño ($6.50) – Applewood smoked bacon-infused flan with puréed guava and jalapeño
Reserve with OpenTable: Lunch / Dinner

3267 South Halsted Street
Mini Bacon Slider ($7) – A crispy bacon loaf is made by braising bacon with onions, carrots, chiles, herbs and pork stock, then shredding and shaping into a terrine, cooling and breading with panko and rendered bacon.   Once seared, the bacon is piled onto a bacon slider bun with a tomato-chipotle-bacon jam and cabbage slaw tossed in a horseradish-bacon aioli.
Make reservation.

Old Town Pour House
1419 North Wells Street
Ace Pear Cider Braised Pork Belly ($14) – Smoked Tomato Relish, Bacon Cream, Pickled Habanero
Reserve with OpenTable: Lunch / Dinner

Old Town Social
455 West North Avenue
Mini Bacon Banana Cupcakes ($6 for two cupcakes) – Banana bread-like cupcakes filled with homemade bacon “nutella.”
Reserve with OpenTable: Lunch / Dinner

Paramount Room
415 North Milwaukee Avenue
Angels on Horseback ($9) – Bacon wrapped crispy fried oysters with horseradish cream
Call 312.829.6300 for availability and to reserve today!

Perennial Virant
1800 North Lincoln Avenue
Bacon Toast and Eggs  ($13) – Bacon Bread, Hash browns, Crispy Bacon, Fried Egg
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Red Door
2118 North Damen Avenue
Bacon Wrapped Articoke with Romesco ($4) – Baby Artichoke half is stuffed with chicken liver then wrapped with bacon. Served with Romesco Sauce
Reserve with OpenTable: Lunch / Dinner

Rockit Bar & Grill
22 West Hubbard Street
Buffalo beer battered fried bacon ($9) – buffalo beer battered fried bacon with celery, buttermilk blue cheese and jalapeno ranch dipping sauce
Reserve with OpenTable: Lunch / Dinner

1530 North Milwaukee Avenue
Sinigang Rodan-Style Tamarind Glazed Grilled Pork Belly ($15) – with taro root puree and tempura baby bok choy
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Saigon Sisters
567 West Lake Street
Bacon laab ($12) – Minced pork with bacon rice balls lettuce wrap
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Southport and Irving Restaurant
4004 North Southport Avenue
Bacon-cheddar kale wontons    ($12) – crispy wontons stuffed with Neuske’s bacon, Wisconsin white cheddar and kale. Finished with a chili mustard.
Reserve with OpenTable: Lunch / Dinner

The Salsa Truck
116 North Aberdeen Avenue
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Sonoran Hot Dog ($6 or $10 with chips, salsa and a drink) – Bacon wrapped hot dog with black beans and chipotle crema.

Three Aces
1321 West Taylor Street
Bacon Scrapple ($11 Brunch only) – Bacon Scrapple with housemade bacon sriracha, sweet potato puree, fried egg, scallions, fried black kale.
Reserve with OpenTable: Brunch

Troquet – River North
111 West Huron Street
Pork Belly ($TBD) – Seared Pork Belly “a la plancha” with homemade whole grain pomme puree.
Reserve with OpenTable: Lunch / Dinner 

Ugly Mug Café
1458 West Chicago Avenue
VelociWraptor ($7.75) – A mouth-watering combination of turkey, bacon & white antique cheddar cheese, freshly made guacamole, spinach, tomato and jalapeno’s wrapped in a tomato tortilla. Served with a side of tortilla chips.

159 West Erie Street
Pork Belly Slider ($TBD) – pork belly, pickled red cabbage, maple horseradish cream
Reserve with OpenTable: Lunch / Dinner