“Due to popular demand … ” – these are some of our favorite words around here at Baconfest HQ.

Today, due to popular demand, we are adding a second night to the Chalkboard Satellite Dinner! Sponsors Nueske’s Bacon and Templeton Rye will be there, rockin’ the tasty bacon and savory rye whiskey.

The second dinner will be at Chalkboard Restaurant on Tuesday 9/14 at 6:30 PM.

If you’d like to attend, please book through Open Table:

Choose 9/14 at 6:30 PM:


The dinner costs $45.00 per person  plus tax and tip.
Payment will be collected at the restaurant.
There is a $10 per person cancellation fee.

When the event is sold out, Open Table will no longer accept reservations.
To be added to the waitlist, email seth@baconfestchicago.com

Ticket cost includes:

– Aperitif of Bisol Jeio Prosecco

– A Four-Course Prix Fixe Bacon Feast.

– A delightful mini-cocktail featuring Templeton Rye paired with dessert.

Ticket cost does NOT include tax, gratuity, or additional beverages.

Note: Capacity is extremely limited; your party may be seated at a communal table. We can accept reservations for parties of 4 or fewer.

Planned Menu

Passed Appetizers
-Pickled bacon lollipops
-Bacon hush puppies with tom yum
-White bean and bacon crostini with truffle and cilantro

First Course
Roasted scallops and bacon with preserved watermelon, vanilla mayonnaise and mint

Second Course
“Malt and Salt” braised pork belly with celery root puree, grape jelly, toasted almonds and fried pickled ginger

Templeton Rye bacon bread pudding with bacon ice cream in a toasted curry crust, drizzled with aji amarillo caramel sauce

Menu subject to change without notice.
Substitutions are not available.