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Baconfest Chicago

Submitted by on March 27, 2015 – 8:43 amNo Comment

illinois_chicago_baconHere’s what to expect at Baconfest Chicago: chefs from local restaurants prepare and serve small plates starring bacon. Really. That’s all you need to know.

Oh, other than that it’s in the University of Illinois Chicago Forum, 725 West Roosevelt Road, Chicago, Illinois, April 17 and 18, 2015, and (if ticket demand indicates more, there may be a session April 19. In the 17th and 18th, there will be three separate sessions with different sets of restaurants at each session: dinner on Friday, lunch and dinner on Saturday.

Yes, you need to get your tickets in advance. Online. And the sessions do sell out.

What else happens at Baconfest? Mixologists and brewers quench thirst with bacon-based and bacon-inspired cocktails and brews. Luxury brands, artisan bacon-makers, and “bacontrepreneurs” display, sample, and sell a multitude of local craft bacons and bacon-related products. Guests grab a Baconfest: Guide to Bacon playbill and walk around in a bacon-lover’s Nirvana.

To celebrate special achievement in the bacon arts, there are the Golden Rasher Awards (the Oscars of the bacon world), prizes for pro and amateur chefs as well as the winners of our Bacon arts poetry, video, song, and other contests.

Baconfest donates a portion of proceeds from ticket sales, host raffles and organize sponsor matching donations to local food charities.

(Photo courtesy of Baconfest)

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