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2012 Baconfest in the News

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2010 Baconfest in the News:


4/7/10 WGN – Morning News

Chef Gil Langlois and Baconfest Organizer Andre VonBaconvitch talk bacon cotton candy and Baconfest.  Sponsor Bleeding Heart is along for the ride, as well as product from sponsors Nueske’s and Das Foods.

4/18/09 ABC Chicago – 190 North

Mark explores Chicago’s obsession with Bacon, including visits to Baconfest sponsors the Fifty/50, Das Foods and vendors Vosges and Salted Caramel.  Finally, Mark pays a visit to Baconfest Chicago 2010, talks to co-founder, Seth Zurer and enjoys a bacon cocktail.

4/19/2010 G4TV  – Attack of the Show

Johanna Anonuevo exposes BFC to the nerds of G4TV in this homebrewed Attack of the Show Viewer Army segment.



Jeff Maimon’s feature on-site at Baconfest Chicago 2010

And be sure to check out the individual Chef Short Video Features on the Baconfest Chicago Youtube Channel, courtesy of Kyle Hamman and KBH Media.



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3/18/10 Vocalo (WBEZ)

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4/7/2010 The Times of NWI

MMMMMM … the sputter of frying bacon. An artery-clogging symphony for the ears.

Oooh, that scrumptious, maple-y aroma wafting from the skillet. Can’t wait. At last! There they lie, crispy strips, straight as sentinels, flanking perfectly fried eggs. Ah, the salty, smoky, crunch of that first bite.  Oh, yeah.  Oh, no. You can’t even grease palms to sneak into Baconfest Chicago on Saturday at the Stan Mansion in Logan Square

4/12/2010 The A/V Club,39999/

We could hardly resist the event at Logan Square’s posh Stan Mansion—and neither could anyone else, apparently: The event sold out 800 tickets for two sessions. In addition to vendors displaying their bacon wares, 24 chefs from restaurants like The Bristol (2152 N. Damen Ave., 773-862-5555) and Otom (951 W. Fulton Mkt., 312-491-5804) presented the ingredient in inventive ways, right down to boozy iterations of the meat being served. And while we can’t explain the obsession, we can present these highlights from the bacon-y bacchanalia.

4/6/2010 New City Chicago

Bacon is truly the Helen of Troy of meats,” says Baconfest co-founder (and acclaimed theatrical sound designer) Andre Vonbaconvitch. And if all goes according to plan, bacon is going to be the meat that launches (nearly) a thousand plates Saturday April 10 at the Stan Mansion in Logan Square.

4/14/2010 Chicago Tribune

BaconFest Chicago! — a thoughtful celebration of all things bacon held April 10 — featured many of Chicago’s finest chefs making bacon dishes of their choice, a multitude of sponsors that included The Onion, vendors such as Vosges Haut Chocolat and Nueske’s, an amateur bacon recipe cook-off between five finalists and a Bacon Bar and Lounge. It sold 600 tickets in 15 minutes at $45 for one of two sessions, each featuring 12 chefs.

3/3/2010 Chicago Sun Times

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2009 Baconfest in the News

see:  BFC 2009