Bacon-Nation, by now you’ve seen the incredible line-up of Chefs for Baconfest Chicago 2011.  Over the the next weeks, we’ll be unveiling our Liquor Sponsors.

Today we announce:

The Fifty/50 is back as a Baconfest Chicago Sponsor for 2011.  Like last year, owners Greg Mohr and Scott Weiner are bringing their patented Bacon Bloody Mary – the Wobble Stopper.  This is a Bloody Mary so delicious that we’ve named it the Official Bloody Mary of Baconfest Chicago 2011.

The “Wobble Stopper is The Fifty/50’s upgrade on the traditional Bloody Mary and is comprised of tomato, corn, and black bean infused premium Vodka; fresh & housemade Bloody Mary mix; porter (beer); garnished with The Fifty/50’s house-smoked bacon; and The Wobble Stopper’s glass is rimmed with a finely ground salty black bean and corn mix.

Thanks Fifty/50 for joining us again and sharing the Wobble Stopper with our guests.

Visit The Fifty/50 at 2047 Division Street, Chicago IL 60622 – Phone: 773-489-5050

More on them, and some Photos from Baconfest Chicago 2010 below.

The Fifty/50
Dining scene vets Greg Mohr and Scott Weiner co-own this Wicker Park tri-level restaurant and upscale sports bar replete with 16 flatscreen televisions and a revamped 65-seat outdoor patio with two additional flatscreen TVs.

Open for dinner, lunch, and weekend brunch, The Fifty/50 specializes in fresh, from-scratch-made elevated comfort fare ranging from the tri-meat blended “The Triple Secret Burger”, to in-house smoked pulled pork with housemade BBQ sauce, to its massive chicken wings recently voted “Best Wings In Chicago” by RedEye and Metromix. The Fifty/50 is also known for its innovative cocktails, irresponsibly low-priced bottle service, and rotating “40oz Of The Week” housed in a brown paper bag.

Located at 2047 W Division St, additional info, full menus, and complete booze lists are available at Become a fan on Facebook, follow them on Twitter, and YouTube.

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

Tickets ($65.00) will go on sale in late February.  As always, the Baconfest Chicago faithful will be rewarded with advanced info on the exact schedule of ticket-release.  Sign up on our mailing list if you are not already.  And follow us on Facebook and Twitter.